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F. Sionil José
  • F. Sionil José

  • Date of birth: December 03, 1924
  • Born: in Rosales, Pangasinan, Philippines.

  • Description: Francisco Sionil José was born in 1924 in Pangasinan province and attended the public school in his hometown. He attended the University of Santo Tomas after World War II and in 1949, started his career in writing. Since then, his fiction has been published internationally and translated into several languages including his native Ilokano. He has been involved with the international cultural organizations, notably International P.E.N., the world association of poets, playwrights, essayists and novelists whose Philippine Center he founded in 1958.

    F. Sionil José, the Philippines' most widely translated author, is known best for his epic work, the Rosales saga - five novels encompassing a hundred years of Philippine history - a vivid documentary of Filipino life.

    In 1980, Sionil José received the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts.

    In 2001, Sionil José was named National Artist for Literature.

    In 2004, Sionil José received the Pablo Neruda Centennial Award.