Based in the Philippines, Katrina Tuvera has authored a collection of short fiction, Testament and Other Stories (Anvil, 2002), and a novel set in the Philippines during the martial law years, The Jupiter Effect (Anvil, 2006), which both received the National Book Award by the Manila Critics Circle. This novel is the story of Kiko and Gaby, two martial-law babies who underwent political initiation during the Marcos years. The novel poses questions about the Filipinos’ complicity in the Marcos dictatorship and portrays many compromises that are still present in the current Philippine politics.