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Criselda Yabes has published eight books, including Sarena’s Story: The Loss of a Kingdom, which also won
the UP Centennial Literary Prize for Creative Non-Fiction simultaneously with Below the Crying Mountain.
A journalism graduate of the University of the Philippines in Diliman, she worked as correspondent for the
international press in Manila, covering politics and coups as well as other major events overseas.