Wilfredo Pascual is a Pushcart-nominated essayist, a runner-up to the 2016 Steinberg Essay Prize, and Winner of the 2015 Curt Johnson Prose Award for Nonfiction. He grew up in the Philippines where his essays have won several national awards, including the Palanca and Philippine Free Press Literary Awards. He received a Creative Nonfiction scholarship to the Breadloaf Writers Conference and attended Squaw Valley’s Community of Writers Workshop and New York University’s Summer Intensive Creative Writing Program. He moved to the United States in 2005 and lives with his husband in San Francisco’s Mission District where he is currently at work on his first collection of essays.
*The Shadow Master (Prose, The Inaugural Issue, October 2016)