Si Eugene Y. Evasco ay manunulat, editor, tagasalin, at kolektor ng mga aklat pambata. Kasalukuyan siyang Professor ng panitikan at malikhaing pagsulat sa Departamento ng Filipino at Panitikan ng Pilipinas, UP Kolehiyo ng Arte at Literatura. Ilan sa mga aklat niya ang Mga Pilat sa Pilak: Mga Personal na Sanaysay(UST Publishing House), May Tiyanak sa Loob ng Aking Bag: Mga Tulang Pambata(Anvil), Ang Singsing-Pari sa Pisara(Lampara), Ang Nag-iisa at Natatanging si Onyok(Lampara) at ang salin ng Charlotte’s Web(Lampara) ni E.B. White at The Secret(Anvil) ni Lin-Acacio Flores. Nagwagi siya noong 2014 ng UP Gawad sa Natatanging Publikasyon sa Filipino (Kategorya ng Malikhaing Pagsulat). Naging bahagi siya sa Hall of Fame ng Carlos Palanca Award for Literature noong 2009, dalawang ulit nagwagi ng Grand Prize sa Philippine Board on Books for Young People, Makata ng Taon 2000, National Children’s Book Award, at National Book Award para sa Young Adult Literature. Kasakuluyan siyang Associate ng UP Institute of Creative Writing. Naging Research Fellow siya noong 2016 sa International Youth Library sa Munich, Germany upang manaliksik sa mga aklat pambata na may temang LGBT.
Si U Z. Eliserio ay nagtuturo ng popular na kultura sa Departamento ng Filipino at Panitikan ng Pilipinas sa UP Diliman. Awtor siya ng Sa mga Suso ng Liwanag (nobela) at Kami sa Lahat ng Mataba (koleksyon ng kritisismo). Ang kanyang mga maikling kwento ay nalathala na sa iba’t ibang antolohiya at magazin. Natanghal na rin ang kanyang mga dula sa Cultural Center of the Philipines at UP Diliman.
- Kami sa Lahat ng Mataba
Book (collection of critical essays)
Manila: University of Sto. Tomas Publishing House, 2016
- “Excerpt mula sa Diksyonaryo-Gabay sa mga Gawa ni Berry Manansala, Mulang “Baguio” Hanggang “Butas na Malaki”
Daluyan: Espesyal na Isyung Pampanitikan 2016
- “Unang Halik”
Wagi/Sawi: Mga Kuwentong Luwalhati at Pighati
Edited by Rolando Tolentino and Rommel Rodriguez
(Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 2016)
- “Ang Huling Pakkaw ni Agoxup”
Elite: An Anthology
Edited by Caroline Hau and Isabelita Reyes
(Mandaluyong: Anvil Publishing, 2016)
- “Excerpt mula sa Diksyonaryo-Gabay sa mga Gawa ni Berry Manansala, Mulang “Xabayo, Anastasia” Hanggang “Xixard, Brujo”
Ani 39 2015-2016 (Manila: Cultural Center of the Philippines)
- “Tungkol sa Realismo sa Nobelang Filipino”
Daluyan: Journal ng Wikang Filipino
Vol. 21, No. 1 (2015)
- “Blog and Mundo” and “Telebisyon, Patalastas, Rebolusyon”
Kritikal na Espasyo ng Kulturang Popular
Edited by Rolando Tolentino and Gary Devilles
(Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2015)
- “Ang mga Bayan ni Rosario Cruz-Lucero”
Tomas: The Journal for the UST Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies
Volume 6, Issue 6, 2nd Semester 2014-2015
Si Genoveva Edroza-Matute o Aling Bebang ay isang magiting na kuwentista sa wikang Filipino at tagapagtaguyod ng wika at panitikan ng Pilipinas. Isinilang siya noong 13 Enero 1915. Iginagalang siyang guro sa elementarya, sekondarya at hanggang sa kolehiyo. Nagretiro siya bilang Dekana sa Philippine Normal College (na kilala ngayon bilang Philippine Normal University). Marami na siyang parangal na inani at ilan dito ang Gantimpalang Palanca at Cultural Center of the Philippines ng Gawad CCP Para sa Sining (Panitikan) noong Pebrero, 1992.
Ilan sa kanyang mga akda tulad ng Kuwento ni Mabuti, Paglalayag sa Puso ng Isang Bata, Parusa, Maganda Ang Ninang Ko at Pagbabalik ang laging itinatampok sa mga textbook at iba pang publikasyon.Si Aling Bebang ay maybahay ng manunulat na si Epifanio Matute. Pumanaw si Aling Bebang noong 21 Marso 2009 sa edad na 94.
Mga Piling Maiikling Kuwento ng Ateneo University Press
Tinig ng Damdamin, katipunan ng kanyang mga piling sanaysay, ng De La Salle University Press;
Siya ang maybahay ng manunulat na si Epifanio Matute. Pumanaw si Aling Bebang noong 21 Marso 2009 sa edad na 94.
Yvonne M. Esperas hails from Tacloban City . She started her writing career under the UP Visayas Creative Writing Program with Merlie Alunan as Director. She has been a writing fellow to different national writing workshops, like the UP Likhaan Writing Workshop, IYAS, Iligan National Writers Workshop, UPV-NCCA Centennial Creative Writing Workshop and has published few of her poems in some magazines. She finished her degree in Masters of Arts in English Studies from the University of the Philippines , Diliman and is presently teaching at the Philippine Science High School.
Silvino B. Epistola was born on 11 March 1925 in Manila. He was a fictionist and an essayist. He was married to Nieves Benito. He studied at the San Andres Elementary School and Arellano High School. SV finished his bachelor’s degree in English at the UP in 1953. He was editor of the Literary Apprentice and associate literary editor of the Philippine Collegian. After graduation, he joined the faculty of the UP Department of English. In 1958-1960, he studied Japanese language and culture at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies and did literary research at the University of Tokyo, then took his master’s degree in regional studies, in 1965, and doctorate degree in history and East-Asian languages, 1970, at Harvard University. Until his retirement in 1990, he taught Asian studies and philosophies, specializing in East-Asian languages, Eastern thought and institutions, and Chinese and modern Western philosophies.
SV’s short stories are published in The Home We Remember and Other Stories(1990), while his literary essays are in Pieces and the Old Inkstone (1991). He also contirbuted several essays to the book Filipino Heritage: The Making of a Nation(1978).
He won two Palanca awards for his short stories: first in 1954 for “The Beads,” then in 1956 for “The Lost Ones.” He received the Mombusho Award, 1958-1960; the Rockefeller Foundation Grant, 1963-1968; and the Gawad Balagtas from UMPIL, and UP Asian Center Alumni Association Award, 1990.
Written by ML Maniquis from CCP Encyclopedia Volume 9
Nieves B. Epistola was born in July 24, 1926 in Pangasinan. She was a poet and a fictionist. She married fictionist-essayist Silvino V. Epistola. She obtained her bachelor of science in education from UP in 1950 and a master of arts degree from Harvard University. Since 1951, she had taught at the UP DECL, College of Arts and Sciences and later the College of Arts and Letters where she was associate dean, 1985-1991. She was a member of the Folklore Society of the Philippines, Literary League of the Philippines, UMPIL, PEN International, and the International Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
Mrs. E, as she was fondly called, had published a book of poems, Re/Collections, in 1991, and edited Filipino Femaleship: A Diliman Review Reader in 1990.
She read her critical works in national and international conferences and symposia. Among these articles are: “English in Twenty-First Century Philippines,” 1983; “Linguistic Structures in Angela Manalang Gloria’s Poetry” and “Structuralism: The Linguistic Basis of Literary Criticism,” 1989; “Paz Marquez-Benitez’s Dead Stars” A : Post-Structuralist Reading,” 1990; and “Filipino Femaleship: An Alternative Image of Woman in Philippine Cinema,” 1991.
Written by R. Galang from CCP Encyclopedia Volume 9
Marjorie Evasco finished her master’s degree in Creative Writing at the Silliman University and her Doctorate of Arts in Language and Literature (DALL) at the De La Salle University-Manila. She served as Director of DLSU’s Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center.
Evasco has received Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards, National Book Awards from the Manila Critics’ Circle, Philippines Free Press, Arinday (Silliman University), and Gintong Aklat (Book Development Association of the Philippines) prizes. She has received various international fellowships: Hawthornden Castle, Rockefeller grant and residency, Vancouver International Writers’ Festival, International Writers’ Program fellowship, University of Malaya Cultural Centre and the Wordfeast 1st Singapore International Literary Festival.
Evasco’s poetry books are: Dreamweavers: Selected Poems 1976-1986 (1987) andOchre Tones: Poems in English and Cebuano (1999). Her other books include: A Legacy of Light: 100 Years of Sun Life in the Philippines, Six Women Poets: Inter/Views (with Edna Manlapaz), Kung Ibig Mo: Love Poetry by Women (with Benilda Santos) and A Life Shaped by Music: Andrea O. Veneracion and The Philippine Madrigal Singers.
Lina Espina-Moore belongs to the post-Second-World-War generation of writers who have contributed to the vitality of Philippine literature in English. She has written novels, short stories, essays, and poetry in Cebuano. She is a board member of the Philippine Center of International PEN and Chairman, PEN (Cebu Chapter).
Among her awards are the Philippines Free Press Literary Award for 1994, when she won first prize in the short story contest and for her “outstanding contribution to Philippine arts and letters.” She was also the “unanimous choice” by the Creative Writing Center at the University of the Philippines for the 1995-96 National Fellowship in Literature, an honor she couldn’t accept because of health reasons.
Previous awards include: Outstanding Achievement in the Field of English Literature from the Province of Cebu (1975), Pan Pacific Southeast Asian Association Award in the Field of the English Novel (1975), Magsusulat Award for Exemplary Contribution to Literature in Cebuano (1987), and the much-esteemed Thailand Southeast Asian Write Award presented by HRH Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn for her novel Heart of the Lotus in 1989. In 1992 she received both the Women in Travel Award in the Field of Literature and the Literary Award from the Mariano F. Manguerra Foundation.
During her marriage of 17 years to C. S. (Kip) Moore, an American lumber company executive, she lived in Mt. Data, Mountain Province, where she wrote extensively on the life and times of the tribal minorities of the Central Cordilleras.
Genoveva Edroza-Matute ay nagturo ng apatnapu’t anim na taon sa elementarya, haiskul at kolehiyo, at nagretiro bilang Dekana ng Pagtuturo sa Philippine Normal College noong 1980. Pinarangalan siya ng Cultural Center of the Philippines ng Gawad CCP Para sa Sining (Panitikan) noong Pebrero, 1992.
Ilan sa mga naging aklat niya ay ang Mga Piling Maiikling Kuwento ng Ateneo University Press; ang Tinig ng Damdamin, katipunan ng kanyang mga piling sanaysay, ng De La Salle University Press; at ang Sa Anino ng EDSA, maiikling kuwentong sinulat niya bilang National Fellow for Fiction, 1991-1992, ng U.P. Press.
ANTONIO R. ENRIQUEZ has been writer-in-residence at the Cagayan de Oro Xavier University and Western Mindanao State University, and assistant regional director of the Ministry of Information for Region IX, among others. He has published three novels; Surveyors of the Liguasan Marsh (1981), The Living and the Dead (1994), and Subuanons (1999). Surveyors of the Liguasan Marsh won the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards in Literature grand prize in 1982. He has also won Palancas for his short stories, The Icon (1969), and Spots on Their Wings (1973). Enriquez has also been awarded the UP Fellow for Literature by the University of the Philippines Creative Writing Center in 1989.