Rebecca T. Añonuevo, a native of Pasig City , is the author of four anthologies of poetry: Bago ang BabaePananahanNakatanim na Granada ang Diyos, and the latest, Saulado, all winners of the Don Carlos Memorial Awards for Literature. She is also the author of Talinghaga ng Gana: ang Banal sa mga Piling Tulang Tagalog ng ika-20 Siglo, which won the National Book Award for literary criticism. Añonuevo also writes essays and has published children’s books. She finished her Ph.D. Literature at the De La Salle University-Manila and heads the Department of English at Miriam College .