Q:

Who are some famous Filipino writers?

A:

Some famous Filipino writers are Maribeth de la Cruz (pen name Martha Cecilia), Carlo J. Caparas, Mars Ravelo, Nick Joaquin, Gilda Olvidado, Lualhati Bautista, Jose Rizal, Francisco Balagtas, Bob Ong and Francisco Sionil Jose. All 10 writers have been recognized with awards in Philippine literature.

Martha Cecilia made contributions to romantic literature and has many bestsellers. Carlo J. Caparas fashioned an iconic hero in Ang Panday, The Blacksmith. Mars Ravelo was one of the highest-paid comic writers, and Nick Joaquin was a journalist and historian who received the National Artist of the Philippines for Literature award in 1976. Bob Ong is the pen name of a Filipino writer whose true identity is unknown as of 2014.


Is this answer helpful?

Similar Questions

  • Q:

    Which literary device gives non-living things human qualities?

    A:

    Personification is the literary device that writers use to give inanimate objects human qualities or characteristics. Personification can also refer to a person or thing that embodies a quality, as in the saying, "He is the personification of greed."

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is Jose Rizal's poem, My Last Farewell, about?

    A:

    Jose Rizal's "My Last Farewell" is a poem about his impending death as he wanted to honor his homeland, the pre-Hispanic Philippines, for which he was giving his life. He also used the poem to say goodbye to his friends, family and loved ones.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the Japanese influence on Filipino literature?

    A:

    The Philippines were occupied by Japan during WWII, which produced many long lasting effects, both good and bad, on Filipino literature. Writing in Tagalog, the native Philippine language, was greatly encouraged, while writing in English was severely limited and often forbidden altogether. Furthermore, there was no freedom of speech or press, and censorship was widely practiced.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Who were some famous Puritan writers?

    A:

    John Milton, Anne Bradstreet, Cotton Mather and William Bradford were famous Puritan writers. John Milton was a 17th-century poet most known for the epic work "Paradise Lost." He also published pamphlets to promote his controversial political views, including the belief that the Church of England should be abolished. Milton advocated for tolerance, rather than state-mandated religion, and wrote works criticizing the tyrannical rule of King Charles I.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore