Peter Bacho

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Peter Bacho is a writer and teacher best known for his book Cebu which won the American Book Award. His book is defined as Filipino American literature because of its explorations in themes such as neocolonialism and Filipino-American identity.[1] Bacho also won the Washington Governor’s Writers Award for Dark Blue Suit a collection of stories. Many of Bacho's books deal with the Filipino experience in the United States. He considers himself an "old Filipino writer".[2] Bacho teaches in the Liberal Studies Program at The Evergreen State College, Tacoma Campus. He is also a lecturer in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences program at the University of Washington Tacoma.


  • Cebu (novel, 1991)
  • Dark Blue Suit (short stories, 1996)
  • Boxing in Black and White (nonfiction, 1999)
  • Nelson's Run (novel, 2002)
  • Entrys (novel, 2005)
  • Leaving Yesler (young adult novel, 2010)


  1. ^ "Payback time: neocolonial discourses in Peter Bacho's Cebu". Elizabeth H. Pisares. Archived from the original on 2008-06-11. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
  2. ^ "Coming through Slaughter Writer Peter Bacho on his new novel, his life as a writer, his youth in Seattle". Robin Lindley. Archived from the original on 2008-05-14. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 

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