Isagani R. Cruz


Isagani R. Cruz (born in 1945) is a Filipino writer. Cruz earned his undergraduate degree from the University of the Philippines, where he completed a Bachelor of Science in Physics in 1965. He later enrolled at the Ateneo de Manila University to earn an M.A. in English Literature in 1970. He also earned a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Maryland in 1976. In 1972 and 2003, Cruz received a Fulbright grant that allowed him to study in the United States. As a writer, Cruz has received recognition for his contributions to Philippine literature. He had written more than thirty books. He is a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial awardee for Literature. As a result he became a member of the Palanca Hall of Fame in 2004 for his plays, essays, and short stories in Filipino and English. He also won the SEAWRITE Award in 1991, the Centennial Literary Contest Award in 1998, and the Gawad Balagtas Award in 1999. Cruz represented the Philippines in several international conferences in Canada, Hong Kong, South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia and Japan. Cruz’s scholastic articles were published in the Philippines and in the United States. In the Philippines, Cruz served as editor for Loyola  ( Wikipedia article )


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Isagani Cruz
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University of Maryland, College Park
Ateneo de Manila University

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