Thursday, May 10, 2007

I need your inputs for Uncle Nick Joaquin's biography

Eduardo T. Joaquin, nephew and sole heir of the National Artist Nick Joaquin, announced recently that he has appointed Antonio BK Joaquin to write the biography of Quijano de Manila (Nick Joaquin).


“I am pleased to announce that Tony Joaquin will write the official biography of Nick Joaquin,” Eddie Joaquin announced from his residence in Honolulu, Hawaii. “He is authorized to do research on the book and to get in touch with people who can help enrich the writing of the book,” he added.

Tony Joaquin was a publisher of several trade magazines in Manila during the martial-law years up to the murder of Sen. Benigno Aquino, when he decided to move his family to Daly City, California. He has written an autobiography, “Simple Glories,” which he launched on October 11, 2000.

He was charter founder and past president of the Philippine Society for Training and Development and considered one of the country’s top experts on human resource development from the seventies and eighties.

He was a contributor to the Saturday Mirror Magazine and other weekend supplement magazines in Manila, specializing in tongue-in-cheek essays.

Tony, an active contributor to Filipino American publications in the San Francisco Bay area, said he will start work by calling or writing friends and fans of Nick Joaquin for their favorite anecdotes about the National Artist for Literature.

“I can be contacted at my residence at 25 Ward Court Apt. #6 Daly City California 94015” Joaquin said. “Contributors can also call tel. no. 650 991-4724. My e-mail address is” Joaquin requested contributors to send photos of Nick Joaquin or of themselves if these are available.

Nick Joaquin died on April 29, 2004, at 82. Shortly after his death, two of his biographies were published in Metro Manila, one on the journalist Emilio (Abe) Aguilar Cruz and the other on Sen. Edgardo Angara. The biography is scheduled for publication in late 2008 or early 2009.

Tony, whose father was the great jazz pianist Porfirio (Ping) Joaquin, older brother of Nick, himself had many memories of his well-known uncle. “Nick was present when I was born in Paco. He was my teacher and inspiration.”


At March 15, 2009 at 11:32 PM , Blogger iethism said...

Hi, I am from a company who is interested to feature Nick Joaquin among other National Artists in a store activity. We are fans of his work. Who can I contact directly about this? Thanks

At August 30, 2009 at 7:38 PM , Blogger anton joaquin said...

Me...I will help you.

At June 26, 2012 at 6:03 AM , Anonymous hanez said...

Hi po, I just found out that my lolo, Ricardo Marquez Figueroa was Nick's fist cousin - their moms were sisters. He grew up in Makati too. I was just researching of my bloodlines. cheers - Hanez


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