Azucena Uranza was born on 27 January 1929 in Sorsogon, Sorsogon. She received her BA in Journalism (1952) and MA in English (1969) from the Far Eastern University. Her books include Bamboo in the Wind (novel, 1990); A Passing Season (novel, 2002); Feast of the Innocents (novel, 2003); Women of Tammuz (novel, 2004); Voices in a Minor Key (short story collection, 2005); and Arbol, An Etnographic Record of a Family (coffee table book, 2002). Many of her short stories were published by Philippines Free Press, Weekly Women’s Magazine, Focus Magazine, and Ginoo Magazine. Her awards include Philippine Centennial Awards for Literature; Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature; Focus Philippines Literary Awards; Pama-as, Gintong Bai Award from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts; Green and Gold Artist Award from FEU. Her stage, television, and radio plays were produced by Channel 4, DZRH, and FEU. She was an associate professor at Far Eastern University, and taught Literature and Humanities.