Screenwriter Ricky Lee to launch new novel, ‘Bahay ni Marta’

Ricky Lee and the cover of his new novel, 'Bahay ni Marta.'

Award-winning screenwriter and one of the country’s master storytellers, Ricardo “Ricky” Lee unveils his newest Filipino novel entitled “Bahay ni Marta” on March 10, Saturday, 10AM, at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP).

Venue of the book launch will be at PUP’s Claro M. Recto Hall located on the 6th floor of the South Wing of PUP’s Main Building in Sta. Mesa, Manila.

“Bahay ni Marta” is Lee’s third novel after the hugely popular romance “Para kay B” and horror-inspired “Si Amapola sa 65 na Kabanata.” The latest book is described as “a heart-gripping tale of love, transgression and redemption.”

Lee’s memorable masterpieces, which include screenplays, fiction, non-fiction, novels and plays, have found their way into Filipino culture. Bahay ni Marta aims to achieve no less.

Early reviews invite the reader to enter a world where “the seeming whimsical meets layers of truths so deftly and deeply woven. With its alchemy of fantastical scenarios and relatable emotions, the reader can simply sing in recognition and insight towards the last few pages.”

The book launch will feature a program with special production numbers and Lee’s own revelation on what went on into the making of the book. The latest novel as well as previous published works of the author will be sold at discounted prices. Book signing follows after the program.

For inquiries and to pre-order book, contact 09651427461 or 09383369504, or email