Amado Vinuya was born in Manila in 1930. He studied in the University of Santo Tomas and the Far Eastern University. He served as editor and public information officer of the Manila Health Department. A versatile worker, he has also been a laborer, sanitary inspector, laboratory technician, clerk, and radio announcer. Vinuya also wrote fiction. He has a poetry collection, with preface written by Carlos P. Romulo, entitled Pregnant Woman and Other Poems (1968).