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Sunday, September 2, 2012

31st National Book Award: List of Finalists (2012)

The National Book Development Board (NBDB) and the Manila Critics Circle (MCC) announced the finalists to the 31st National Book Awards in twenty-three (23) categories. Best books published in 2011 were considered. No more than five titles per category were selected by the Pre-screening Committee to become finalists.
 
This year’s Board of Judges will be comprised of seventeen (17) NBDB-appointed experts and five (5) members of the Manila Critics’ Circle.
 
The publisher with the most finalists/winners is usually chosen as publisher of the year. Last year, the recipient of the Publisher of the Year Award was the UST Publishing House.

For published books in 2011, there are a total of 106 books in the eight categories of the Literary Division were considered for deliberation: 10 in Fiction (Novel), 21 in Short Fiction; 26 in Nonfiction Prose; 15 in Anthology; 6 in Literary Criticism/Literary History; 17 in Poetry; 7 in Graphic Literature and 4 in Ilocano. On the other hand, there are 76 titles in the six categories of the Non-Literary Division were considered for deliberation: 11 are in Art; 9 are in the Professions; 34 in Social Science; 4 in Science; 14 in Leisure; and 4 are electronic books. 

Winners will be selected by Oct. 15, 2012. The names of the winners will be revealed during the awarding ceremony to be held on November 17, 2012 at the National Museum.

JUAN C. LAYA PRIZE FOR BEST NOVEL 
IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

1.  Super Panalo Sounds!, by Lourd Ernest H. De Veyra, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House
2.  The Survivors, by Antonio Enriquez, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House

JUAN C. LAYA PRIZE FOR BEST NOVEL 
IN A PHILIPPINE LANGUAGE

1.  Ang Huling Dalagang Bukid at Ang Authobiography Na Mali: Isang Imbestigasyon, by Jun Cruz Reyes, Anvil Publishing

CIRILO F. BAUTISTA PRIZE 
FOR SHORT FICTION IN ENGLISH

1.  Beautiful Accidents: Stories, by Ian Rosales Casocot, University of the Philippines Press
2.  Better Homes and Other Fictions: Collected Prose, by Connie J. Maraan, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House
3.  The Names and Faces of People: Collected Stories, by Vic H. Groyon Jr., C&E Publishing for De La Salle University
4.  Vigan and Other Stories, by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard, Anvil Publishing

FICTION: SHORT STORIES, FILIPINO

1.  100 Kislap, by Abdon M. Balde Jr., Anvil Publishing
2. Alitaptap sa Gabing Maunos: Mga Kuwento, by Lamberto E. Antonio, Ateneo de Manila University Press
3.  Dadaanin, by Alwin C. Aguirre and Nonon Villaluz Carandang, Anvil Publishing for De La Salle University
4.  Kay Lalim na ng Gabi at iba pang Kuwento, by Agustin C. Fabian, Ateneo de Manila University Press
5.  Wag Lang Di Makaraos: 100 Dagli (Mga Kuwentong Pasaway, Paaway at Pamatay), by Eros S. Atalia, Visprint, Inc. 

FICTION: SHORT STORIES (ILOCANO)

1.  Karapote: Antolohia Dagiti 13 A Nasuerte A Sarita, by Ariel S. Tabag, GUMIL Metro Manila

NONFICTION PROSE (ENGLISH)

1. Ben on Ben: Conversations with Bienvenido N. Santos, by Leonor Aureus Briscoe, Anvil Publishing for De La Salle University
2.  Between Loss and Forever: Filipino Mothers on the Grief Journey, by Cathy Babao Guballa, Anvil Publishing
3.  Lush Life: Essays, 2001-2010, by Alfred A. Yuson, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House
4.  Peace Warriors: On the Trail with Filipino Soldiers, by Criselda Yabes, Anvil Publishing
5.  Six Sketches of Filipino Women Writers, by Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo, University of the Philippines Press

NONFICTION PROSE (FILIPINO)

1.  Aklat ng Ulat: Mga Sanaysay sa Dalawang Dekada ng Pamamahayag, by Lamberto E. Antonio, Ateneo de Manila University Press
2.  Almanak ng Isang Aktibista, by Rolando B. Tolentino, University of the Philippines Press
3.  It’s A Mens World, by Beverly Siy, Anvil Publishing
4.  Mga Pilat sa Pilak: Mga Personal na Sanaysay, by Eugene Y. Evasco, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House
5.  Pacman: Kuwento ng Pag-asa, Tiyaga, at Determinasyon, by Manny Pacquiao, Anvil Publishing

ANTHOLOGY (ENGLISH)

1.  Babayeng Sugid: Cebu Stories, edited by Erma M. Cuizon and Erlinda K. Alburo, Anvil Publishing
2.  Hanggang sa Muli: Homecoming Stories for the Filipino Soul, edited by Reni R. Roxas, Ilaw ng Tahanan Publishing
3.  The Anvil Jose Rizal Reader: On the Occasion of the Sesquicentennial of His Birth, 1861-2011, edited by Ani V. Habúlan, Anvil Publishing
4.  The Davao We Know, edited by Lolita R. Lacuesta, Anvil Publishing
5.  Turning Points: Women in Transit, edited by Rhona Lopa-Macasaet, Anvil Publishing

ANTHOLOGY (FILIPINO)

1. Laglag-Panty, Laglag-Brief: Mga Kuwentong Heterosexual, edited by Rolando B. Tolentino, Romulo P. Baquiran Jr., Joi Barrios, and Mykel Andrada, Anvil Publishing
2. Samtoy: Dagiti Saritami Ditoy, Ang Aming mga Kuwento, edited by Ariel S. Tabag, National Commission for Culture and the Arts
3. Talong / Tahong: Mga Kuwentong Homoerotiko, edited by Rolando B. Tolentino, Romulo P. Baquiran Jr., Joi Barrios, and Mykel Andrada, Anvil Publishing
4.  Telon: Mga Dula, edited by Luna Sicat-Cleto, Rolando S. Dela Cruz, Tim Dacanay, Elmar Beltran Ingles, Nicolas B. Pichay, and Rene O. Villanueva, National Commission for Culture and the Arts

ANTHOLOGY (ILOCANO)

1. 29 A Napili A Sarita Iti Iluko, edited by Juan AL. Asuncion, Ariel S. Tabag, and Efren A. Inocencio, GUMIL Filipinas
2.  Kastoy Nga Imbunubonmi Dagiti Balikas (Antolohia Dagiti Daniw Iti Iluko), edited by Joel B. Manuel, and Ariel S. Tabag, GUMIL Filipinas
3. Nabalitokan A Tawid: Antolohia Dagiti Napili A Sarita Dagiti Ilokano, eidted by Juan AL. Asuncion, Joel B. Manuel, and Ariel S. Tabag, GUMIL Filipinas

GEMINO H. ABAD PRIZE 
FOR POETRY IN ENGLISH

1.  Balsa: Poemas Chabacano, by Francis C. Macansantos, National Commission for Culture and the Arts
2.  Geographies of Light, by Dinah Roma Sianturi, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House
3.  Ruins and Reconstructions: Poems, by Joel M. Toledo, Anvil Publishing
4.  Tala Mundi: The Collected Poems of Tita Agcaoili Lacambra Ayala, by Tita Agcaoli Lacambra Ayala, edited by Ricardo M. de Ungria, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House
5.  Tales Of The Spider Woman, by Merlie M. Alunan, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House

VIRGILIO S. ALMARIO PRIZE 
FOR POETRY IN FILIPINO

1.  Ang Pantas (The Prophet), translated by Ruth Elynia S. Mabanglo, C&E Publishing for De La Salle University
2. Baha-Bahagdang Karupukan: mga tula mula sa kalahating-daigdig, by Jim Pascual Agustin, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House
3.  Dalawang Pulgada at Tubig: Mga Tula ng Tahimik na Ligalig, by Emmanuel Quintos Velasco, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House
4.  Distrungka, by Teo T. Antonio,University of Santo Tomas Publishing House
5.  Ilaw sa Mata, by Joaquin Sy, Marne L. Kilates, and Benito Tan, Kaisa Para sa Kaunlaran

ISAGANI R. CRUZ PRIZE FOR LITERARY CRITICISM 
IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE 

1.  Dead Stars: American and Philippine Literary Perspectives on the American Colonization of the Philippines, by Jennifer M. McMahon, University of the Philippines Press
2. From Wilderness to Nation: Interrogating Bayan, by Damon L. Woods, University of the Philippines Press
3.  Tomas Pinpin and Tagalog Survival in Early Spanish Philippines, by Damon L. Woods, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House

ISAGANI R. CRUZ PRIZE FOR LITERARY CRITICISM 
IN A PHILIPPINE LANGUAGE 

1.  Alinagnag: Sanaysay ng mga Panlipunang Panunuri sa Panitikan, by Rosario Torres-Yu, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House
2.  Balagen: Edukasyong Pangkapayapaan at Panitikang Pambata, by Rosario Torres-Yu, University of the Philippines Press
3.  Sawikaan 2010: Mga Salita ng Taon, edited by Roberto T. Añonuevo and Romulo P. Baquiran Jr., University of the Philippines Press

GRAPHIC LITERATURE

1.  Private Iris Case 18: The Programmer’s Puzzle, by Jaime Bautista and Arnold Arre, Blue Cow
2.  Trese 4: Last Seen After Midnight, by Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo, Visprint

ALFONSO T. ONGPIN PRIZE 
FOR BEST BOOK ON ART 

1.  Film: American Influences on Philippine Cinema, by Nick Deocampo, Anvil Publishing
2.  Philippine Ancestral Gold, by Florina H. Capistrano-Baker, John Guy, and John Miksic, edited by Florina H. Capistrano-Baker, Ayala Foundation
3.  Puentes de España en las Filipinas: The Spanish Colonial Bridges in the Philippines, by Manuel Maximo Lopez del Castillo-Noche, edited by Stephanie Cruz, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House
4.  The Life and Art of Lee Aguinaldo, by Ma. Victoria Herrera, Clarissa Chikiamco, Cid Reyes, and Rod Paras-Perez, Vibal Foundation and Ateneo Art Gallery
5.  Mamayóg: the music of Samaon Sulaiman, by Juliet R. Biean and Jesus T. Peralta, National Commission for Culture and the Arts

PROFESSIONS

1.  Frontlines of Diplomacy: Conversations with Philippine Ambassadors, by J. Eduardo Malaya, Anvil Publishing
2.  Is Franchising For You?, by Armando Bartolome, Anvil Publishing
3.  Promoting Philippine Enterprise Development, by Andrea L. Santiago, C&E Publishing for De La Salle University
4.  The Local Government Code Revisited, 2011 Edition, by Aquilino Q. Pimentel Jr., Central Book Supply

SOCIAL SCIENCES

1.  A Clash of Cultures: Early American Protestant Missions and Filipino Religious Consciousness, by Melba Padilla Maggay, Anvil Publishing for De La Salle University
2.  Bound by Law: Filipino Rural Poor and the Search for Justice in Plural-Legal Landscape, by Jennifer C. Franco, Ateneo de Manila University Press
3. Komunista: The Genesis of the Philippine Communist Party, 1902-1935, by Jim Richardson, Ateneo de Manila University Press
4.  Lungsod Iskwater: The Evolution of Informality as a Dominant Pattern in Philippine Cities, by Paulo Alcazaren, Luis Ferrer, and Benvenuto Icamina, Anvil Publishing
5.  Manobo Dreams in Arakan: People’s Struggle to Keep Their Homeland, by Karl M. Gaspar, Ateneo de Manila University Press

SCIENCE

1.  Pinatubo: The Volcano In Our Backyard, by Robert Tantingco, Holy Angel University
2.  Stellar Origins, Human Ways: Readings in Science, Technology, and Society, by Ma. Asunta C. Cuyegkeng, Ateneo de Manila University Press

LEISURE

1.  100 Questions Filipino Kids Ask, Volume 2, by Alai Agadulin, Javier Asuncion, Victoria Bravo, Kata Garcia, Emylou Infante, Glenda Oris, May Tobias-Papa, and Cynthia Villafranca, Adarna House and Liwayway Marketing Corporation
2. In My Basket Cookbook: Travel Collection and Recollections, by Lydia D. Castillo, Anvil Publishing
3.  Top 10 Pinoy Travels, by Scott Lee Chua and Rommel J. Estanislao, Anvil Publishing (3 volumes: Cebu, Davao, Manila)

DESIGN

1.  Almanak ng Isang Aktibista, by Rolando B. Tolentino, designed by Zenaida N. Ebalan and Karl Fredrick M. Castro, University of the Philippines Press
2.  The Future Begins Here: The De La Salle University Centennial Book, 1911-2011, designed by Studio 5 Designs, Studio 5 Designs for De La Salle University
3.  Lungsod Iskwater: The Evolution of Informality as a Dominant Pattern in Philippine Cities, designed by Felix Mago Miguel, Anvil Publishing
4.  Philippine Ancestral Gold, designed by Ige Ramos, Ayala Foundation

MANILA CRITICS CIRCLE SPECIAL PRIZE 
FOR AN EBOOK

1.  Alternative Alamat, by Paolo Chikiamco, Flipside Digital Content Company
2.  High Society, by Paolo Chikiamco and Hannah Buena, Flipside Digital Content Company
3.  The Long Weekend: A Komix Novella, by Adam David, Flipside Digital Content Company
4.  The Top 25 Power Words Every Call Center Agent Should Know, by Rye Gutierrez, Flipside Digital Content Company

MANILA CRITICS CIRCLE SPECIAL PRIZE 
FOR A BOOK BY AN INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER

1.  From the Desk of the Editor….Felix B. Bautista, edited by Felix S. Bautista Jr. and Gigi B. Rapadas, 
2.  Mistresses Play, Men Stray, The Wives Stay: Etiquette and Misetiquette, by Julie Y. Daza
3.  Si Amapola sa 65 na Kabanata, by Ricky Lee, Philippine Writers Studio Foundation
4.  Under the Storm: An Anthology of Contemporary Philippine Poetry, edited by Khavn De La Cruz and Joel M. Toledo, The Antithesis Collective Publishing, Co.


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