National Artist for Literature Edith Tiempo dies: report

Posted at 08/21/2011 7:19 PM | Updated as of 08/21/2011 7:37 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Edith Tiempo, widely acknowledged as the Mother of Philippine Literature, reportedly died on Sunday. She was 92.

She was conferred the National Artist Award for Literature in 1999.

"National Artist for Literature Edith Tiempo passed away at 92," ABS-CBN Northern Mindanao reporter Rod Bolivar said on microblogging site Twitter on Sunday night.

Together with her husband, Tiempo founded the Silliman National Writers' Workshop in Dumaguete City.

Some of her works include novels A Blade of Fern, His Native Coast and One, tilting leaves, short story Abide, Joshua and Other Stories, and The Tracks of Babylon and Other Poems, among others. -- Reports from Rod Bolivar, ABS-CBN News Northern Mindanao and ANC