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  • Nicomedes "Nick" Marquez Joaquin (May 4, 1917 - April 29, 2004) was a Filipino writer and journalist best know for his English-language short stories and novels
  • His father, Leocadio Joaquin worked as an attorney at the Laguna Court of First Instance where he met his second wife Salome, Joaquin's mother.
  • Joaquin was already experimenting with his literary voice at a young age. He published his first English poem, Don Quixote at the age of 17, in the literary section of the pre-World War II Tribune, where the worked as proofreader
  • 1950s and 1960s, he traveled to the United States ,Mexico and Spain later serving as the Philippines' Cultural representative to Taiwan, Cuba and China.
  • He was well-know as a historian of Spain's brief Golden Age in the Philippines a writer of folk Roman Catholic short stories, a playwright and a novelist. Joaquin's works were written in English
  • He died in April 29, 2004 at the age of 86 in the Philippines.
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