Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Biography : Nestor Vicente Madali Gonzalez

Name: Nestor Vicente Madali Gonzalez
Birth date : September 8, 1915
Field : Fictionist, poet, essayis
Parents : Vicente Gonzalez (school supervisor) and Pastora Madali (a teacher)
Spouse : Narita Manuel
Died : 1999 due to kidney complications

Educational Background
Elementary : Romblon
Secondary : Mindoro High School
College : National University and Manila Law College
Stanford University, Kenyon School of English, and Columbia University (creative writing)

Work Experience
- delivery boy in his father's slaughterhouse and meat stall in Calapan
- contributor to the graphic
- twice chosen as the Workshop's writer-in-residence in 1978 and 1987
- professor of English and Asian American literature at the University of Washington from
1976 to 1979
- visiting associate professor of English in the University of California in Santa Barbara
- in 1986, artist-in-residence of the Djarassi Foundation in Woodside, California

- won in the students' literary contest sponsored by the Graphic for an essay in Theodore
Roosevelt's visit to Calapan in 1934
- invited by the University of the Philippines (UP), to teach English and the short story from
1951 to 1967
- chairperson of the Second UP Writers Summer Workshop in Los BaƱos in 1967
- received several Rockefeller grants
- received a special award in the 1940 Commonwealth Literary Contest for The Winds of April
- the Philippine Republic Award of Merit for Literature in English in 1954
- the Republic Cultural Heritage in 1960
- the Jose Rizal Pro Patria Award in 1961
- the Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinangan ward in 1971 from the city government of Manila
- Eight of his short stories were included in Jose Garcia Villa's honor roll in 1926 to 1940
- won third prize and first prize for His short stories, “On the Ferry” 1959 and “Serenade” in
- In 1993, he received the Gawad CCP Para sa Sining in literature
- National Artist status in 1997

- the Winds of April , 1940
- A Season of Grace , 1956
- The Bamboo Dancers , 1959

Short Stories
- Seven Hills Away , 1947
- Children of the Ash Covered Loam Other Stories ,1954
- Look Stranger, On This Island Now , 1963
- Mindoro and Beyond: Twenty-one Stories , 1979
- Kalutang: A Filipino in the World an autobiographical essay, 1990
- The Father and the Maid , a compilation of six lectures delivered under the sponsorship of the
UP Creative Writing Center, 1990

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