Neni Sta. Romana Cruz Biography

Neni Sta. Romana Cruz is a Filipino author, journalist, critic, educator and government official. She holds the position of Chairperson of the National Book Development Board (NBDB). She was formerly the head of the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY).

Neni Sta. Romana Cruz
Neni Sta. Romana Cruz (Credit: Facebook Page)

Personal Information
Full Name : Flor Marie Sta. Romana Cruz
Birth Date : Neni
Hometown : Philippines

Education
College : St. Scholastica’s College
Degree : Literature (Cum Laude)
Master : English Literature, Ateneo de Manila University
Special Course : Children’s Literature, Michigan State University

Career Highlights
Chairperson, National Book Development Board (NBDB)
Director, Where the Write Things Are (a writing center for writers of all ages)
Former Chairperson, Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY)
Board Member, Sa Aklat Sisikat Foundation
Teacher, International School-Manila

Books Published
1. Why the Piña has a Hundred Eyes and Other Classic Philippine Folk Tales About Fruits
2. Great Lives: Gabriela Silang
3. Don’t Take a Bath on a Friday: Philippine Superstitions and Folk Beliefs
4. You Know You’re Filipino If…: A Pinoy Primer
5. The Warrior Dance and Other Classic Philippine Sky Tales
6. Daughters True: 100 Years of Scholastican Education, 1906–2006
7. Philippine Proverbs
8. The Playful Genius: The Story of Horacio V. de la Costa
9. Sundays of our lives
10. Ngalang Pinoy: A Primer on Filipino Wordplay
11. The Teacher (Modern Heroes For The Filipino Youth)

Awards

See also: List of Famous Filipino Authors and Their Books

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