The Axolotl Colony stories

His fiction is included in landmark anthologies such as The Best Philippine Short Stories of the Twentieth Century (Tahanan Books, 2000), Likhaan Anthology of Philippine Literature in English from 1900 to the Present (UP Press, 1998), Underground Spirit: Philippine Short Stories in English, 1973 to 1989 (UP Press, 2010), and Hoard of Thunder: Philippine Short Stories in English, 1990 to 2008 (UP Press, 2012).

About the Author

Fictionist Jaime An Lim is co-founder of the Mindanao Writers Group and the Iligan National Writers Workshop. He has won awards for his fiction: “The Axolotl Colony,” First Prize in the 1993 Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature; “The Boy and the Tree of Time,” Second Prize (Short Story for Children) in the 1993 Palanca Awards; “Encanto,” originally titled “Yasmin,” Third Prize (Short Story for Children) in the 1990 Palanca Awards; “The Husband,” 1984 Ellis Literary Award for Best Graduate Fiction, Indiana University; “The Liberation of Mrs. Fidela Magsilang,” Third Prize in the 1973 Palanca Awards; and “Outward Journey,” Honorable Mention in the 1973 Focus Philippines Short Story Contest. In 2000, the Unyon ng Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL) awarded him the Gawad Pambansang Alagad ni Balagtas for poetry and fiction in English.