Saturday, October 6, 2012


Today I'm honoring PAULINO LIM, JR.

 Paulino Lim Jr. is a Filipino author of two short story collections and a novel quartet. He was born in 1935 in Camalig, Albay. He is professor emeritus of English at California State University, Long Beach. He has a bachelor's and master’s degree from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) and a doctorate from the University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA). He was a Fulbright lecturer in Taiwan, and visiting professor at De La Salle University in Manila for more than a decade. He received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant at Indiana University, spent a sabbatical at Göttingen, Germany, and was the first prize winner of the Asiaweek Short Story Competition of 1985.

He is the author of a scholarly monograph, The Style of Lord Byron’s Plays. His other published works include: two short story anthologies (Passion Summer and Other Stories, & Curaçao Cure and Other Stories); a quartet of political novels (Tiger Orchids on Mount Mayon, Sparrows Don’t Sing in the Philippines, Requiem for a Rebel Priest, & Ka Gaby, Nom de Guerre); and two dramas (It’s All in Your Mind, & Ménage Filipinescas).

He has written the following: 

  • Tiger Orchids on Mount Mayon (New Day Publishers 1990)
  • Sparrows Don't Sing in the Philippines (New Day Publishers, 1994)
  • Requiem for a Rebel Priest (New Day Publishers, 1996)
  • Ka Gaby, Nom de Guerre (New Day Publishers, 2001)

Short Story Collections

  • Passion Summer and Other Stories (New Day Publishers, 19__)
  • Curacao Cure and Other Stories (Anvil, 20__)
  • The Style of Lord Byron's Plays (Inst. F. Engl. Sprache U.Literature,Univ. Salzburg, 1973)


  • It's All in Your Mind
  • Menage Filipenescas 
Bottom Picture, l-r: Cecilia Brainard, Herminia Menez, Paulino Lim, Jr. Helen Brown, Susan Montepio

Read also:  Philippine Literature: Filipino and Filipino American Writers 

Tags: Filipino writers, Filipino American writers, Philippine writers, Philippine literature

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