Arvyn Cerézo

Arvyn Cerézo is an arts and culture writer/reporter with bylines in Book Riot, Publishers Weekly, South China Morning Post, PhilSTAR Life, the Asian Review of Books, and other publications. You can find them on and @ArvynCerezo on Twitter.

How ¡HOLA PAPI! Helps Me Navigate My Queerness

As I finally came to terms with my sexuality, ¡Hola Papi! helps me navigate the scary and unknown queer world.

10 Poetry Books by LGBTQ Asian Authors To Read Right Now

Here are 10 poetry books by LGBTQ Asian authors, including Besiege Me by Nicholas Wong, to read as a form of solidarity against the increasing anti-Asian hate in the United States.

15 of the Best Filipino Children’s Books from the Philippines

Looking for Filipino children’s books? Here are Filipino books for kids on mythology, folklore, identity, and everything in between.

Lualhati Bautista Might Become the First Filipina to be Published by Penguin Classics

In a white and male- dominated classics genre, authors of color are starting to get off the sidelines, including this Filipina writer.

When It Becomes Work: Reading for Review Isn’t Reading for Pleasure

Reading for review purposes, especially for a magazine, is a different beast altogether from reading for pleasure.

Publishing Predictions That Never Came True

Publishing is unpredictable. We look back at the 2010s and go into some of the publishing predictions that never came true today.

Books That Are Popular in Other Countries, but Not Necessarily in the United States

The world doesn’t revolve around America. From classics and fiction, to children’s books, here are popular books outside the United States.

Amazon’s Major ComiXology Update Sparks Anger From Users

On February 17, Amazon implemented dramatic changes on ComiXology, prompting heavy backlash from the comic book community.

What Book Censorship Looks Like Outside the United States

Like the COVID-19 virus, book censorship is not only a problem in the United States — it’s also happening in other parts of the world.

How Reading Rilke Helped Me Deal With Grief

A reader shares how reading Rilke’s intimate letters helps them deal with cutting ties with their best friend.