divide by two

divide by two

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  • Date Submitted: 08/24/2016 7:28 PM
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Divide by Two
Francisco Arcellana
“Modern Filipino Short Story Writer”

Francisco Arcellana

Francisco Arcellana
 Full

Name: Zacarias Eugene Francisco Quino
Arcellana or Francisco “Frankz” Arcellana

 Occupation:

Filipino writer, poet, essayist, critic,
journalist and teacher

 Birth

Place: Frank V. Sta. Cruz, Manila

Francisco Arcellana

Order: 4th out of 18 children


Jose Arcellana y cabaneiro (father)
Epifanio Quino (mother)


Emerenciana Yuvienco (wife) with 6

Educational Background
 His

passion in writing triggered when he was in
high school in Manila West High School (later
Torres High School) where he became a staff
member in Torres Torch (school organ/paper).
Entered University of the Philippines as premedicine student

 In

1939, graduated with degree of Bachelor of

 Went

to medical school

Educational Background
Arcellana studied elementary and
high school in Tondo, Manila, and
completed a PhD degree at the
University of the Philippines in 1939. He
was a Rockefeller Foundation Fellow in
Creative Writing from 1956 to 1957 at
the University of Iowa. The university
offers one of the best creative writing
programs in the United States.

 He

was proclaimed National Artist in
Literature in 1990
His short story “The Flowers of May” won
second prize in 1951 Don Carlos Palanca
Memorial Award for Literature
Another short story, “Wing of Madness,”
placed second in the Philippines Free Press
literary contest in 1953 

Gawad Pambansang Alagad ni Balagtas for
English fiction from the Unyon ng mga
manunulat sa Pilipino (UMPIL) in 1988

Received the first award in art criticism from
the Art Association of the Philippines in 1954,
the patnubay ng Sining at Kalinganan award
from the city government of Manila in 1981

Death of Franz
 Arcellana

died from renal failure and pneumonia on

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