CRISTINA PANTOJA HIDALGO has published more than thirty books, and won several national literary awards, among them the Carlos Palanca Grand Prize for the novel. She is a professor at UP Diliman, has served as director of the UP Institute of Creative Writing and the UP Press, and is currently vice president for public affairs of the UP System.
CHARLSON ONG has published three short story collections and three novels, for which he has won a host of prestigious prizes, including the Philippine Centennial Literary Prize for the Novel for An Embarrassment of Riches (UP Press, 2000). His latest novel is Banyaga: A Song of War (Anvil, 2006). He teaches creative writing at UP Diliman.
ROLANDO B. TOLENTINO has published numerous books, among them Sakit ng Kalinkingan: 100 Dagli sa Edad ng Krisis (UP Press, 2005), and has received many both international and national awards, the most recent being Distinguished Visitor from UC-Berkeley and UCLA Southeast Asian Studies Consortium (2006). He is the current dean of the UP Diliman College of Mass Communications.
All are fellows of the UP Institute of Creative Writing.