List of Filipino Authors, Writers and Their Books

This is a compilation of Filipino authors and their corresponding books. Arranged by their last names, they are classified as fiction and non-fiction writers. Some authors have written both fiction and non-fiction books in which case their names appear in the fiction group just to avoid repetition.

Fiction Writers
Alejandro Abadilla – Mga Kuwentong Ginto (Golden Stories)
Amado Hernandez – Mga Ibong Mandaragit (Birds of Prey)
Francisco Arcellana – Selected Stories
Liwayway Arceo – Canal de la Reina
Francisco Balagtas – Florante at Laura
Felisa Batacan – Smaller and Smaller Circles
Lualhati Bautista – Dekada ’70, ‘Gapo
Merlinda Bobis – Banana Heart Summer
Carlos Bulosan – America is in the Heart, The Laughter of My Father
Cecilia Manguerra Brainard – When the Rainbow Goddess Wept
Linda Ty Casper – Awaiting Trespass
Martha Cecilia – Akin Ka Noon, Ngayon at Magpakailanman
Arlene J. Chai – The Last Time I saw my Mother
Harkin Deximire – The Unexpected Journey
Ophelia Alcantara Dimalanta – Montage
Gilda Cordero-Fernando – The Butcher, The Baker and The Candlestick Maker (1962) and A Wilderness of Sweets
Edmundo Farolán – The Rhythm of Despair
Lina Floy – Dilettante
Zoilo Galang – A Child of Sorrow
J. Niel Garcia – Kaluluwa: New and Selected Poems
Evelyn May Guinid – author of the Lothario romance book series
Guillermo Gómez Rivera – Quis ut Deus, o el Teniente Guimô, el brujo revolucionario de Yloílo (“Who is like unto God? Lieutenant Guimo, the revolutionary sorcerer of Iloilo “
N. V. M. Gonzalez – The Bamboo Dancers; The Winds of April
Jessica Hagedorn – Dogeaters
Cristina Pantoja-Hidalgo – Recuerdo
Magdalena Jalandoni – Ang Mga Tunoc Sang Isa Ca Bulac (The Thorns of a Flower)
Nick Joaquin – May Day Eve; A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino
F. Sionil José – Gagamba (The Spider Man); Po-on
Armine Rhea Mendoza – novels under the Precious Hearts Romances brand
Hilda Montaire – Ikaduhang Sugo (novel in Cebuano)
Lina Espina-Moore – Heart of the Lotus
Virginia R. Moreno – Batik Maker and Other Poems
Rosalinda Morgan – Bahalana Na (Come What May), The Iron Butterfly, The Wentworth Legacy, Stop and Smell The Roses
Peter Solis Nery – I Flew a Kite for Pepe
Gilda Olvidado – Kapag Puso ang Nagsasakdal
Elena Patron – Kapatid Ko ang Aking Ina (My Sister is My Mother)
Danton Remoto – Riverrun
José Rizal – Noli Me Tangere, El Filibusterismo
Alejandro R. Roces – Of Cocks and Kites
Sophia Romero – Always Hiding
Ninotchka Rosca – Twice Blessed
Maria Teresa Cruz San Diego – over a hundred novels under the
Miriam Defensor Santiago – Stupid is Forever
Lope K. Santos – Banaag At Sikat
Lakambini Sitoy – Sweet Haven
Michelle Cruz Skinner – Mango Seasons, short stories
Miguel Syjuco – Ilustrado
Eileen Tabios – Beyond Life Sentences
Lysley Tenorio – Monstress; The View from Culion: Stories
Edilberto K. Tiempo – Watch in the Night
Edith Tiempo – A Blade of Fern
Rowena Tiempo Torrevillas – Generic Dreams
Kerima Polotan Tuvera – The Hand of the Enemy
Azucena Grajo Uranza – Bamboo in the Wind
Jessica Zafra – Manananggal Terrorizes Manila and Other Short Stories

Non-Fiction Writers
Teodoro Agoncillo – History of the Filipino People (See his brief biography and his other books)
Oscar M. Alfonso – History of the Filipino People (co-author with Theodoro Agoncillo
Lisandro E. Claudio – Liberalism and the Post-Colony
Shiela Coronel – The Rulemakers; Pork and Other Perks: Corruption & Governance in the Philippines
Alzona, Encarnacion – The Filipino Woman: Her Social, Economic and Political Status
Juan Ponce Enrile – Juan Ponce Enrile, A Memoir
Rosa Henson – Comfort Woman: A Slave of Destiny (an Autobiography of a comfort woman)
Margie Holmes – Bad Bold Brazen, Passion Power Pleasure, Sexy Saucy Spicy
Reynaldo Ileto – Pasyon and Revolution: Popular Movements in the Philippines
Cristino Jamias – The University of the Philippines;: The first half century
Patricia May Jurilla – Tagalog Bestsellers of the Twentieth Century: A History of the Book in the Philippines
Salvador Lopez – Literature and Society
Melba Padilla Maggay – Raja Sulaiman was no Carabao: Understanding the Muslim Question
Ricardo Manapat – Some Are Smarter Than Others
Primitivo “Tibo” Mijares – The Conjugal Dictatorship
Ambeth Ocampo – Makamisa: The Search for Rizal’s Third Novel
Camilo Osias – The Filipino way of life
Carmen Pedrosa – The Rise and Fall of Imelda Marcos
Arius Raposas – The Lumad during Martial Law
Constantino, Renato – The Philippines: A Past Revisited
Nathan Gilbert Quimpo – Subversive Lives: A Family Memoir of the Marcos Years
Vicente Rafael – Contracting Colonialism: Translation and Christian Conversion in Tagalog Society Under Early Spanish Rule
Maria Ressa – Seeds of Terror: An Eyewitness Account of Al-Qaeda’s Newest Center
Soledad Reyes – Tagalog Novel, 1905-1975: Tradition and Modernism
Raissa Espinosa- Robles – Marcos Martial Law: Never Again
Bo Sanchez – Take Charge, Give All
Francisco Tatad – The Prospects of the Filipino, The Philippines in 1986, Guarding the Public Trust, A Nation on Fire: The Unmaking of Joseph Ejercito Estrada and the Remaking of Democracy in the Philippines and The Forbidden Life of Amargo Raz.
Gregorio F. Zaide – Jose Rizal: Life, Works and Writings of a Genius, Writer, Scientist and National Hero

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List of Filipino Authors
List of Filipino Authors, Writers and their Books

* Note: This enumeration is not exhaustive and most authors included here published more than one book.

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