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Monday, November 19, 2012

31st National Book Awards Winners (2012)

The 31st National Book Awards (2012), organized by the National Book Development Board and the Manila Critics Circle, was held on November 17, 2012 at the Old Senate Session Hall of the National Museum. The event recognized the best books written, designed and published in the Philippines in 2011.

For the complete list of nominees in all categories, click here.

Here is the complete list of winners:

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Gilda Cordero Fernando

PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR
Anvil Publishing

ALFONSO T. ONGPIN PRIZE FOR BEST BOOK ON ART
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

CIRILO F. BAUTISTA PRIZE FOR SHORT FICTION IN ENGLISH
Better Homes and Other Fictions: Collected Prose, by Connie J. Maraan, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House

ISAGANI R. CRUZ PRIZE FOR LITERARY CRITICISM / LITERARY HISTORY IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Dead Stars: American and Philippine Literary Perspectives on the American Colonization of the Philippines, by Jennifer M. McMahon, University of the Philippines Press

ISAGANI R. CRUZ PRIZE FOR LITERARY CRITICISM / LITERARY HISTORY IN A PHILIPPINE LANGUAGE
Sawikaan 2010: Mga Salita ng Taon, edited by Roberto T. AƱonuevo and Romulo P. Baquiran Jr., University of the Philippines Press

PHILIPPINE LITERARY ARTS COUNCIL PRIZE FOR POETRY IN ENGLISH
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

ANTHOLOGY, ENGLISH
The Davao We Know, edited by Lolita R. Lacuesta, Anvil Publishing

ANTHOLOGY, FILIPINO
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
Nabalitokan A Tawid: Antolohia Dagiti Napili A Sarita Dagiti Ilokano, edited by Juan AL. Asuncion, Joel B. Manuel, and Ariel S. Tabag, GUMIL Filipinas

DESIGN
Philippine Ancestral Gold, by designed by Ige Ramos, Ayala Foundation

GRAPHIC LITERATURE
Trese 4: Last Seen After Midnight, by Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo, Visprint

LEISURE
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

NONFICTION PROSE, ENGLISH
Peace Warriors: On the Trail with Filipino Soldiers, by Criselda Yabes, Anvil Publishing

NONFICTION PROSE, FILIPINO
Almanak ng Isang Aktibista, by Rolando B. Tolentino, University of the Philippines Press

POETRY, FILIPINO
Distrungka, by Teo T. Antonio, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House

PROFESSIONS
Is Franchising For You?, by Armando Bartolome, Anvil Publishing

SCIENCE
Pinatubo: The Volcano In Our Backyard, by Robert Tantingco, Holy Angel University

SHORT FICTION, FILIPINO
100 Kislap, by Abdon M. Balde Jr., Anvil Publishing

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

SOCIAL SCIENCES
Manobo Dreams in Arakan: People’s Struggle to Keep Their Homeland, by Karl M. Gaspar, Ateneo de Manila University Press

MANILA CRITICS CIRCLE SPECIAL PRIZE FOR A BOOK BY AN INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER
Si Amapola sa 65 na Kabanata, by Ricky Lee, Philippine Writers Studio Foundation

MANILA CRITICS CIRCLE CITATIONS
Joaquin Sy, for translation;
Lungsod Iskwater: The Evolution of Informality as a Dominant Pattern in Philippine Cities, by Paulo Alcazaren, Luis Ferrer, and Benvenuto Icamina, Anvil Publishing;
Tomas Pinpin and Tagalog Survival in Early Spanish Philippines, by Damon L. Woods, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House


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