Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo Famous Works, Some Of Her Achievements

Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo Famous Works, Some Of Her Achievements

by Jeel Monde

June 2, 2022


Here’s the life story of Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo and some of her works. Check it out below!

CRISTINA PANTOJA HIDALGO – A pioneering writer of creative nonfiction is Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo, a renowned writer.

A renowned teacher, editor, writer, and pioneer of creative nonfiction is Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo. She has obtained her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Philippines in 1993. She was recognized as Outstanding Thomasian Writer, Hall of Famer for the International Publication Award, and Grand Prize winner for the Novel in the Palanca Awards.

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She has received prestigious awards such as Gawad Balagtas, Graphic, Free Press, Focus, Manila Critics’ Circle, British Council Grant to Cambridge, and the U.P. President’s Award for Outstanding Publication.

Hidalgo is currently the Vice President for Public Affairs of the University of the Philippines and an associate of the UP Institute of Creative Writing.

Here are some of her famous works:


  • Recuerdo (1996)
  • A Book of Dreams (2001)

Short Stories/Tales

  • Ballad of a Lost Season and Other Stories (1987)
  • Tales for a Rainy Night (1993)
  • Where Only the Moon Rages: 9 Tales (1994)
  • Catch a Falling Star (1999)
  • Sky Blue After the Rain: Selected Stories and Tales (2005)

Creative Nonfiction

  • Sojourns (1984)
  • Five Years in a Forgotten Land: A Burmese Notebook (1991)
  • I Remember…Travel Essays (1993)
  • Skyscrapers, Celadon and Kimchi: a Korean Notebook (1993)
  • The Path of the Heart (1994)
  • Coming Home (1998)
  • Passages: Selected Travel Essays (2008)
  • Looking for the Philippines (2009) 
  • Travels with Tania (2009)

Literary Criticism

  • Woman Writing: Home and Exile in the Autobiographical Narratives of Women (1994)
  • A Gentle Subversion: Essays on Philippine Fiction (1998)
  • Over a Cup of Ginger Tea: Conversations on the Literary Narratives of Filipino Women (2006)
  • Fabulists and Chroniclers (2008)


  • Pinay: Autobiographical Narratives by Filipino Women (2000)
  • Creative Nonfiction: A Reader (2003, 2005)
  • Sleepless in Manila : Funny Essays, etc. on Insomnia by Insomniacs (2003)
  • My Fair Maladies: Funny Essays and Poems on Various Ailments and Afflictions (2005)
  • The Children’s Hour: Stories on Childhood, II (2007)
  • Tales of Fantasy and Enchantment (2008)
  • Philippine Postcolonial Studies, Priscelina Patajo-Legasto co-editor (1993, 2005)
  • The Likhaan Book of Poetry and Fiction 1995, Gemino H. Abad co-editor(1996)
  • Shaking the Family Tree, Alessandra Gonzales, co-editor (1998)
  • The Likhaan Book of Poetry and Fiction 1997, Gemino H. Abad co-editor(1998)
  • Why I Travel and Other Essays, Erlinda E. Panlilio co-editor (2000)
  • The Likhaan Book of Poetry and Fiction, 2001 Gemino H. Abad co-editor(2002)


  • Creative Nonfiction: a Manual for Filipino Writers (2003, 2005)
  • Be Your Own English Teacher: Punctuation, Thelma E. Arambulo co-author(2003)
  • Be Your Own English Teacher: New Words, Thelma E. Arambulo and April T. Yap co-author (2003)
  • Our People’s Story: Philippine Literature in English, Gemino H. Abad co-author (2005)

Autobiographical Travel Books

  • Sojourns (1984)
  • Celadon and Kimchi: A Korean Notebook (1993)
  • Coming Home (1997)
  • Passages: Selected Travel Essays (2008)


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