The chair was endowed by an anonymous donor in the United States earlier this year in honor of Dr. Dalisay, one of the Philippines’ most accomplished writers. He has served as chair of the Department of English and Comparative Literature (DECL) in UP Diliman and director of the UP Institute of Creative Writing, and now serves as Vice President for Public Affairs.
Asst. Prof. Lee is a writer of young adult literature and lists speculative fiction and popular culture among her research interests. She completed her BA English Studies in UP and her MA Literary Studies at the National University of Singapore.
The chair is good for three years and carries a monthly grant of P10,000. It can be awarded to a qualified professor of creative writing at the DECL.
The photo shows Dr. Dalisay, the awardee, and DECL Chair Dr. Lily Rose Tope.