Gilda Cordero-Fernando

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Gilda Cordero Fernando
Born Gilda Cordero
(1932-06-04) June 4, 1932 (age 86)
Manila, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Alma mater Ateneo de Manila University
Occupation Publisher and writer


Gilda Cordero-Fernando is a writer and publisher from the Philippines. She was born on June 4, 1932 in Manila, has a B.A. from St. Theresa's College-Manila, and an M.A. from the Ateneo de Manila University.

Cordero-Fernando has two collections of short stories: The Butcher, The Baker and The Candlestick Maker (1962) and A Wilderness of Sweets (1973). These books have been compiled and reissued as the Story Collection (1994).

Another book, Philippine Food and Life, was published in 1992 with Alfredo Roces. Cordero-Fernando also worked on Filipino Heritage, a 10-volume study on Philippine history and culture published by Lahing Pilipino in 1978. Afterwards, she founded GCF Books which published a dozen titles that deal with various aspects of Philippine culture and society.

Cordero-Fernando is also a visual artist, fashion designer, playwright, art curator and producer.[citation needed] In February 2000, she produced Luna: An Aswang Romance.

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