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.