Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Biography : Francisco Sionil Jose

Name : Francisco Sionil Jose
Birth date : December 3, 1924
Parents : Antonio Jose (Aglipayan minister) and Sofia Sionil Spouse : Maria Teresa Jovellanos
Field in Literature : Fictionist

Educational Background
Elementary : Rosales Elementary School
Secondary : Far Eastern University High School
College : University of Santo Tomas (liberal arts)
: Manila College of Pharmacy and Dentistry (pre-medicine)

Work Experience
- editor-in-chief of the university paper The Varsitarian
- staff of Commonwealth , a Catholic magazine
- assistant editor of the United States Information Service (USIS)
- managing editor of the Sunday Times Magazine
- editor of Comment
- managing editor of the Hong Kong-based Asia Magazine
- information officer for the Colombo Plan Bureau in Sri lanka
- publisher and editor of Solidarity , a monthly magazine on current affairs, ideas and the arts
- writer-in-residence at the National University of Singapore
- visiting research scholar, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University
- professorial lecturer, De La Salle University,

- works have been translated into several languages: Russian, Latvian, Ukranian, Dutch,
Indonesian, and Ilocano
- won three first-prize awards in the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature for
the short stories, “The God Stealer,” 1959; “Waywaya,” 1979; and “Arbol de Fuego”
(Firetree), 1980
- Palanca grand prize for his novel Mass , 1981
- second prize for his essay “A Scenario for Philippine Resistance,” 1979
- won the grand prize in the CCP Literary contests for the novel Tree , 1979
- three first-prize awards from the National Press Club, 1957, 1961 and 1962
- Fernando Ma. Guerrero Memorial Foundation Award for Literature from UST
- the Republic Cultural Heritage Award for Tree
- the Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinangan Award from the city government of Manila
- the Tawid Award for Cultural Nationalism from the Ilocano Heritage Foundation
- the Ramon Magsaysay Award for journalism,literature, and creative communication arts
- received the Smilth-Mundt Leader Grant, 1955
- two Asian Foundation grants, 1955 and 1960
- the Asian and Pacific Council fellowship, 1971
- the Outstanding Alumnus Award from UST, 1974
- national Artist for Literature in 2001

- gives pride to the country for His writings have also appeared in literary journals and
anthologies all over Asia and in American and German publications
- He founded the Philippine chapter of the PE international organization
- set up the Solidaridad Bookshop cum publishing firm and a shortlived art gallery in

- The Chief Mourner , 1953,The Pretenders in 1962, My Brother, My Executioner , 1979; Mass , 1982; Po-on , 1984;Ermita , 1988; and Viajero (Traveller), 1993

Short Story Collection
- The God Stealer and Other Stories , 1968; Selected Works , 1977; Waywaya: Eleven Filipino Short Stories , 1980; and Platinum: Ten Filipino Stories and Olvidon and Other Stories , 1988

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