Edith L Tiempo Famous Works

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Edith L. Tiempo was a poet, fiction writer, teacher, and literary critic. | Image Source: PhlPost

Do you know Edith L Tiempo? She was proclaimed National Artist for Literature in 1999.

The Philippine Postal Corporation (Phlpost) even printed 25,000 copies of the commemorative stamp which are being sold at Php12 each. Phlpost released the new commemorative stamps to mark the birth centenary (1919-2019) of National Artist Dr. Edith L. Tiempo.

These stamps are now available at the Philatelic Counter, Manila Central Post Office, Liwasang Bonifacio 1000, Manila, and in all postal areas of PHLPost.


Edith L Tiempo Short Biography

10 things you need to know about Edith Tiempo

  1. She was born in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya on April 22, 1919.
  2. She has a degree in Education from Silliman University in Dumaguete City which she finished in 1947.
  3. She was a poet, fiction writer, teacher, and literary critic.
  4. She is married to Edilberto K. Tiempo.
  5. She is one of the finest Filipino writers in English whose works are characterized by
    a remarkable fusion of style and substance of craftsmanship and insight.
  6. She passed away on August 21, 2011, at the age of 92.
  7. Tiempo is survived by son Maldon, daughter Rowena T. Torrevillas, son-in-law Lemuel and grandchildren. (dumaguetepost)

Some of Edith L Tiempo Famous Works

1. She has established the Silliman National Writers Workshop where it produced some of the Philippines’ best writers. She did this to promote the value of literature and creative writing in the Philippines.

2. She authored the following:


  • A Blade of Fern (1978)
  • His Native Coast (1979)
  • The Alien Corn (1992)
  • One, Tilting Leaves (1995)
  • The Builder (2003)
  • The Jumong (2006)

Short story collections

  • Abide
  • Joshua
  • Other Stories (1964)[

Poetry collections

  • Bonsai
  • The Little Marmoset
  • The Tracks of Babylon and Other Poems (1966)
  • The Charmer’s Box and Other Poet (1993)
  • Marginal Annotations and Other Poems
  • Commend Contend. Beyond Extensions (2010)

Edith Tiempo Awards

  • National Artist Award for Literature (1999)
  • Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature
  • Cultural Center of the Philippines (1979, First Prize in Novel)
  • Gawad Pambansang Alagad ni Balagtas (1988)
  • Gaena Lopez Award Kagid Nimo Baho Kaayo (2018)