Interview: Rochita Loenen-Ruiz

Saturday 13.00-14.00, Room 3

Guest of Honor, Rochita Loenen-Ruiz, is interviewed by Swedish author Karin Tidbeck.

Filipina author Rochita Loenen-Ruiz’ short fiction has appeared in a variety of online and print publications, including Fantasy Magazine, Apex Magazine, Interzone, Realms of Fantasy, The Apex Book of World SF 2, Robots: The Recent A.I. (anthology), the Weird Fiction Review and Weird Tales Magazine.


Her essays and reviews have also been published in a variety of venues. She writes a column called Movements which is published online at Strange Horizons.

She attended the Clarion West Writer’s Workshop in Seattle in 2009. She was the recipient of the Octavia Butler Scholarship in 2009 and was the first Filipina writer to attend Clarion West.

Rochita currently resides in The Netherlands with her husband and her two children.
Read more about her on her website:

Here’s an interview Rochita did with Karin earlier this year: An Interview with Karin Tidbeck