Author's Choice, first published in 1972, is one of Kerima Polotan's collection of essays. According to Armando Manalo, "as fine a short story writer as Miss Poloton is, she is ten times a better journalist. Among her peers in the widely-practiced art, she is in a class by herself. Her art at its acid best is classical in finish and execution. She is the Lucrezia Borgia of Philippine Letters."
Kerima Polotan has won the Stonehill Award for her novel The Hand of the Enemy, the Carlos Palanca Memorial and Philippines Free Press awards for several short stories, the Republic Heritage Award for Literature, and the Asia Magazine Award for Fiction. She was on the staff of the Free Press for many years, and later edited Focus Philippines and the Evening Post. Her stories have been compiled under the title Stories, and her essays under Author's Choice and Adventures in a Forgotten Country.