Genevieve L. Asenjo is a product of a community of farmers in Antique; UP in the Visayas (BA Literature 2000), and of De La Salle University-Manila (MFA 2003; Ph.D. in Literature, Candidate) where she also teaches Literature and Creative Writing. She is the current Writing Fellow for Fiction in Hiligaynon & Filipino and Asst. Director of DLSU’s Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center.
She has won the Palanca for her fiction in Hiligaynon, the Home Life Magazine National Poetry Contest, and the PaktakonText of NCCA. She has been a Writing Fellow to National Writers Workshops (Iligan in 1997; UP-Davao in 2001) and currently serves as panelist for workshops in Antique, Iloilo and Bacolod. Her works have been published in national magazines, anthologies, journals, and websites. Her collection of short stories in Kinaray-a, taga-uma@manila kag iba pa nga pakigsapalaran , was published by NCCA as part of the UBOD: New Writers Series. She is one of the first recipients of the Fray Luis Writing Grant of the University of San Agustin for poetry in Kinaray-a and Filipino. Her collection will be launched this May. She also does literary translation and plans to build a storytelling house.