Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Literary Works of Filipino Authors: Home


Literary Works of Filipino Authors

Scope Note

The following links are composed of selected articles, novels, poems, short stories and other creative and/or academic publications of some of the great Filipino authors of the 20th Century.

Internet Sites

Lualhati Bautista

She is known for novels that were adapted for movies such as "Bata, Bata�Pa'no ka ginawa?" in 1998 and "Dekada '70" in 2002.

N. V. M. Gonzales

Nestor Vicente Madali Gonzales was the first recipient of the Commonwealth Literary Contest in 1940. He received the National Artist Award in 1990.

Nick Joaquin Also known under his pseudonym "Quijano de Manila,"

Nick Joaquin is so far the most distinguished Filipino writer in English Writing. He was awarded as the National Artist for Literature in 1973.

F. Sionil Jose

Francisco founded the Philippine Chapter of PEN, an international organization for writers. Aside from the National Artist Award, he also obtained the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts.

Bienvenido Lumbera

A critic, librettist and poet, Beny created famous musical plays such as the "Tales of the Manuvu and Rama Hari" at "Hibik at Himagsik Nina Victoria Laktaw."

Alejandro Roces

Anding won the Best Short Story award for "We Filipinos are Mild Drinkers" in the United States. He received the Rizal Pro Patria, one of the highest recognitions given by the Republic of the Philippines. As a nationalist, he was known for promoting Ati-atihan, Moriones and Penafrancia Festivals, to name a few.

Edith Tiempo

She is the only female among the receivers of the National Artist Award in Literature.

Should you have comments or suggestions on this pathfinders, please call us at these telephone numbers, 536-0244, 524-4611 local 620 or email us through "Ask LORA".

Compiled by: Adrian Dator
Date : December 07, 2010