Nicola Sebastian

Nicola Sebastian is a Filipino writer, surfer, and National Geographic Explorer. She is interested in “islandness,” both as space and sensibility. Her work has been published in Orion Magazine, The Virginia Quarterly Review, VICE Asia, and CNN Philippines. Nicola graduated with an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University, New York, where she was the Managing Editor of the Columbia Journal, and taught fiction writing to undergraduates. She lives in La Union, Philippines, where she co-founded Emerging Islands, a coastal-based arts-for-ecology residency and organisation. She is also working on an ecological memoir on disaster, discovery, and the Philippines.

Nicola Sebastian has also been published in PR&TA, a journal of creative praxis in Southeast Asia.

Release from May 2022