In his First Things First blog, Philippine writer Francisco S. Tatad has announced last February 12, 2009, his completion of his maiden novel, The Hidden Life of Amargo Raz.
A Filipino thinker and writer known for his writings, commentaries and international lectures on politics, ethics and public policy, Mr. Tatad is a former Cabinet minister of the Philippine Government, a senator, publisher, editor, and newspaper columnist.
In this post-New Age world, where the culture of death appears to have won, Filipino Catholic writer Francisco Tatad sets The Hidden Life of Amargo Raz, his first international socio-political novel on the fight between good and evil. A synopsis of his novel could be found in his blog, First Things First at http://franciscotatad.blogspot.com/
As a fictionist, Mr. Tatad has had his work published widely in Philippine magazines and international publications.
This novel was first introduced in his blog under the working title, Sinners of the Earth. Arrangements for the publication of the novel are underway, and updates will be posted on his blog as appropriate.