Calbi Asain is an English teacher whose stories and essays have won awards from the Ateneo de Zamboanga. He writes in Tausug as well as English and Filipino.
Asain was summa cum laude when he graduated from the Notre Dame of Jolo. He has graduate degrees in English and Philippine Studies from the UP.
He has attended the UP National Writers Workshop and the Silliman Writers Workshop. His works have appeared in Midweek, Ani and Graphic. His bookPanunggud and Other Stories was published by the DLSU Press in 2001. In 2003, he won the Rajah Baginda Award for Outstanding Tausug in Literature.