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TJ Dimacali

GPSW 2018

TJ Dimacali

Astronomy, general sciences

Timothy James (TJ) Dimacali is a science journalist and fiction writer based in Manila, Philippines, where he grew up on a staple of vintage comics and classic sci-fi that instilled in him a lifelong love for literature and science. After graduating with a creative writing degree from the University of the Philippines, TJ worked as the Science and Technology Editor at GMA Network, one of the country’s largest media companies. He was awarded the Philippine government’s Gawad Scriba Award for Science Communicators. He is also an alumnus of the Asia Journalism Fellowship, the Netherlands Fellowship Program, CERN School Philippines, the Silliman University National Writers Workshop, and the Iligan National Writers Workshop. His sci-fi short stories, which often blend Philippine history and mythology, have appeared in local and foreign anthologies. TJ attended MIT as a Fulbright scholar.

Thesis: From the Sea to the Stars : The Forgotten Journeys of the Philippines’ Ancient Explorers