Jun Cruz Reyes is a Filipino literary writer and Professor of Literature at the University of the Philippines. Writing mainly in Filipino, he is also an award-winning author of novels, short stories, essays, translations and biographies as well as a multimedia artist.

Winner of the Palanca grand prize in 1982, the novel “Tutubi, Tutubi, ‘Wag Kang Magpahuli Sa Mamang Salbahe” is an attempt of the author to narrate the first days of Martial law at “a time when one cannot directly say what’s in his or her mind.” This comes from his experiment to use satire in order to say what cannot be said without fear or in a way that will brings out humor in difficult situations.