Rowena Torrevillas

Rowena T. Torrevillas writes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, for which she has received Philippine National Book Awards, the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, and the Gawad Balagtas from the Writers’ Union of the Philippines. 

Her works have been translated into various languages, including Russian, Chinese, Arabic, Hebrew, Bengali, Ibo, and several European languages. She holds a Ph.D. in English and Literature from Silliman University. She teaches transnational literature and nonfiction writing at the University of Iowa