Rebecca T. Añonuevo, a native of Pasig City , is the author of four anthologies of poetry: Bago ang Babae, Pananahan, Nakatanim na Granada ang Diyos, and the latest, Saulado, all winners of the Don Carlos Memorial Awards for Literature. She is also the author of Talinghaga ng Gana: ang Banal sa mga Piling Tulang Tagalog ng ika-20 Siglo, which won the National Book Award for literary criticism. Añonuevo also writes essays and has published children's books. She finished her Ph.D. Literature at the De La Salle University-Manila and heads the Department of English at Miriam College .