Ma. Romina M. Gonzales Biography

Ma. Romina M. Gonzales is a Filipino writer and journalist. She is most well-known in the Philippine literary scene as a writer of short stories. Welostit, a short story of hers won 3rd prize at the 1997 Palanca Literary Awards. Her short story Flood won 2nd prize at the 1999 Palanca Awards. Her first collection of stories titled Welostit and Other Stories was published by the University of the Philippines Press in 2003.

From the "The Author" page of Welostit and Other Stories:

Ma. Romina M. Gonzales has a degree in Communication Arts, cum laude, from Assumption College, and a master's degree in Creative Writing from the University of the Philippines in Diliman. She worked as an associate editor of the Philippine Human Rights Monitor and as a shipping and travel correspondent of the defunct Manila Chronicle before moving to TODAY, where she is a senior reporter covering the Malacanang beat.

She was a fellow at the UP and Silliman national workshops, at the Hawthornden International Retreat for Writers in Scotland, and at the Women in Journalism International Programme of the Institute for the Further Education of Journalists in Sweden. Some of her stories - hatched between consciousness and sleep, mostly written between deadlines - have won Carlos Palanca Awards. She is working on her first novel.

She lives with her family in a 133-year-old house in Malabon.