Arceo, Liwayway (1924—)

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Arceo, Liwayway (1924—)

Filipino author. Born in 1924 in the Philippines.

The prolific Filipino author Liwayway Arceo began writing as a teenager. In more than five decades of work, she has produced on average a novel and 18 short stories a year. In her native Tagalog, the national tongue of the Philippines, she is considered a modernist and a feminist, whose frequent subject is the virtue and importance of women. The weekly journal Liwayway, which Arceo edited for many years, has published the majority of her stories and served as a literary model for young writers of the Philippines. In addition to her fiction, Arceo wrote a radio serial, Ilaw ng Tahanan (Light ofthe Home), which ran for several years and dramatized the domestic role of women from all walks of life. She is the author of more than 50 novels and 900 short stories.

Crista Martin , Boston, Massachusetts

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