Galileo S. Zafra was born on October 15, 1968 in the city of Manila. He has a Doctorate in Philippine Literature. He is a Full Professor in the University of the Philippines Diliman Departamento ng Filipino at Panitikang Pilipino from which he graduated summa cum laude. Among his many awards and grants are “Pinakamahusay na Nailathalang Pananaliksik” and “Gintong Aklat Award” for Balagtasan: Kasaysayan at Antolohiya, UP Gawad Tsanselor, as well as various grants from prestigious organizations.
He is a member of the Young Critic’s Circle. He also works as a translator and editor. Zafra is currently based in Japan.