Victor Manibo is a speculative fiction writer living in New York. Born and raised in Manila, Philippines, he moved to his new home city to pursue a life of adventure. As a queer immigrant and a person of color, he writes about the experiences of people who live these identities and how they navigate imaginary worlds. Though he has always written stories from a young age, he first started drafting novels in the fall of 2017 for National Novel Writing Month. Thence came his debut science fiction noir novel, THE SLEEPLESS, coming out August 2022 from Erewhon Books. He polished this manuscript as part of the 2019 PitchWars mentee class. He has been selected as a 2022 Fellow of Lambda Literary’s Emerging Voices Retreat, the nation’s premier LGBTQ writing residency. He graduated from Cardozo School of Law with a concentration in Constitutional and Civil Rights, and he is currently in private practice as an immigration lawyer. His workday mostly consists of defending immigrants from being removed from the country.
He lives in Queens, New York with his husband, their dog, and their two cats. In his seemingly infinite reserve of free time, he also rock climbs and plays too many tabletop games. Find him online at victormanibo.com or on Twitter @victormanibo.
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