Rosario Cruz-Lucero

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Rosario Cruz-Lucero, Ph. D., is a writer and professor of Filipino and Philippine Studies at the University of the Philippines (U.P.), Diliman. She holds a B.A. in English and Comparative Literature (cum laude) and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Philippine Studies from the same university. She also attended post-graduate training in Southeast Asian Literature at Michigan University, Contemporary Literary Theory at Oxford University, and Teaching English for Specific Purposes at De La Salle University.

Her publications include two collections of short stories entitled, Feast and Famine and Herstory; critical essays on the literature of the Visayas and Mindanao, two anthologies of Hiligaynon literature (translated into Filipino), and essays published in various magazines such as the Philippine Free Press and Philippine Graphic Magazine.

List of Publications

  • Feast and Famine: Stories of Negros. Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 2003. (short story collection). Stories in this collection previously published as follows:
  • “Doreen’s Story,” Philippines Free Press, 14-21 June 2003, pp. 31-36.
  • “The Oracle of the One-Eyed Coconut,” Philippines Free Press, Aug. 30, 2003, pp. 58-61.
  • “The Composo of Hacienda Buyong,” Philippines Free Press, 12 Aug. 2000, pp. 34-37.
  • “How Fray Montano Composed a Dictionary for His Flock,” Philippine Graphic Magazine, April 2004, pp. 54-57; a.k.a. “The Death of Fray Salvador Montano,”Likhaan Book of Best Short Stories and Poems, QC: UP Press, 2002 (refereed book: entered under this period) and Philippines Free Press, 21Aug 2001, pp. 32-36.
  • “Good Husbands and Obedient Wives,” Philippines Free Press, 24-31 Aug. 2002. pp. 33-36, 57-58.
  • “Family Rites,” The Best Philippine Short Stories of the 20th Century, ed. by Isagani Cruz, Makati: Tahanan Books, 2000.
  • Dungawin Natin ang Kahapon (Look Back to the Past), alternative historical romance novel in Filipino. Manila: Anvil Publications, 1992.
  • Herstory. A collection of short stories and essays in English. Manila: Babaylan Press,


  • “Negros and Other Sources of My Writing / Negros at Iba Pang Ugat ng Pagsulat: Tinig ng Pangalawang Henerasyon,” personal essay in Sarilaysay, ed. by Rosario Torres-Yu, Pasig: Anvil Publishing, (Dec.) 2000.



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