Rony Diaz, a fictionist, was born on 1932 in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija. He earned his degree in AB English in the University of the Philippines and MA Comparative Literature in Indiana University.

          Some of his publications include:

  • Death in a Sawmill and Other Stories (1978)
  • Introduction to Literature, co-author (1964)
  • fiction anthologized in Modern Philippine Short Stories (1962)
  • An Anthology of Carlos Palanca Memorial Award Winners Volume 1 and Volume 2

He received Palanca Awards in 1953, 1954 and 1957; Smith-Mundt fellowship in 1959; and Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship for his novel, All Others Are of Brass and Iron. He was also the co-founder of Signatures, former member of UP English faculty, director of UP Press, Director General of NMYC, and Chairman of Board on Textbooks of the Department of Education, Culture and Sports (DECS).