- Category : Humanities+Social-Sciences-Historian
- Type : PSE
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Split - Small (17)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Incarnation 1
Filipino writer, historian and journalist.
He is best known for his short stories and novels in the English language. He also wrote using the pen name Quijano de Manila. He is considered one of the most important Filipino writers in English, and the third most important overall, after José Rizal and Claro M. Recto.
Joaquin was conferred the rank and title of National Artist of the Philippines for Literature.
He died of cardiac arrest in the early morning of April 29, 2004, at his home in San Juan, Metro Manila.