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Saturday, August 30, 2014

33rd National Book Awards Finalists Announced (2014)


The finalists for the 33rd National Book Awards were announced by National Book Development Board (NBDB) and the Manila Critics Circle (MCC). The winners will be announced in an awarding ceremony at the 35th Manila International Book Fair to be held at SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City. The bookfair is slated on September 17-21, 2014.

33rd NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS FINALISTS for Books Published in 2013

Alfonso T. Ongpin Prize for Best Book on Art
1.  Balay Ukit: Tropical Architecture in Pre-WWII Filipino Houses, by Maria Virginia Yap Morales, Anvil Publishing; Seeing the Balay Ukit, directed by Paul Alexander Morales, National Commission for Culture and the Arts
2.  ISTILO: Pocket Guide to Architecture Styles in the Philippines, by Gerard Lico, National 
Commission for Culture and the Arts
3.  The Urian Anthology 2000-2009: The Rise of the Philippine New Wave Indie Film, edited by Nicanor G. Tiongson, University of the Philippines Press 

Cirilo F. Bautista Prize for Best Book of Short Fiction in English 
1.  Married Women: Short Stories, by Maryanne Moll, Ateneo de Naga University Press
2.  Now, Then, and Elsewhen, by Nikki Alfar, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House
3.  Piagsugpatan: Stories of the Mandaya, retold by Marcy Dans Lee, Adarna House

Elfren S. Cruz Prize for Best Book in the Social Sciences
1.  Kahoy: Wood and Its Uses from Pre-Hispanic to Spanish Colonial Philippines, Volumes 1 & 2, by Cheek Sangalang Fadriquela, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House
2.  Pinagmulan: Enumerations from the Philippine Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage, edited by Jesus T. Peralta, National Commission for Culture and the Arts
3.  Taming People’s Power: The EDSA Revolutions and Their Contradictions, by Lisandro E. Claudio, Ateneo de Manila University Press
4.  Tapping Ink, Tattooing Identities: Tradition and Modernity in Contemporary Kalinga Society, North Luzon, Philippines, by Analyn V. Salvador-Amores, University of the Philippines Press
5.  The Light of Liberty: Documents and Studies on the Katipunan, 1892-1897, by Jim Richardson, Ateneo de Manila University Press

Juan C. Laya Prize for Best Novel in a Foreign Language
1.  Driftwood on Dry Land, by T. S. Sungkit Jr., University of Santo Tomas Publishing House
2.  Fish-Hair Woman, by Merlinda Bobis, Anvil Publishing
3.  Project 17, by Eliza Victoria, Visprint

Juan C. Laya Prize for Best Novel in a Philippine Language
1.  Ang Banal na Aklat ng mga Kumag, by Allan N. Derain, Cacho Publishing House and Anvil Publishing
2.  Ang Lihim ng Ultramar, by Rhod V. Nuncio, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House 
3.  Ang Makina ni Mang Turing, by Ramon Guillermo, University of the Philippines Press
4.  Tatlong Gabi Tatlong Araw, by Eros Atalia, Visprint 

Philippine Literary Arts Council Prize for Best Book of Poetry in English
1.  Drone: Poems, by Allan Popa, Ateneo de Manila University Press
2.  M’mry Wire, by Ricardo M. de Ungria, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House 
3.  The Saints of Streets, by Luisa A. Igloria, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House 
4.  To the Evening Star, by Simeon Dumdum Jr., University of Santo Tomas Publishing House 
5.  What Passes for Answers: Poems, by Mikael de Lara Co, Ateneo de Manila University Press

Best Translated Book 
1.  Mga Kaalamang-Bayan ng Cordillera: Is-istorya shi Tubday, Is-stolya id Sagada, A-apoh ad Ifugao, translated to Filipino by Purificacion Delima and others, Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino
2.  An Profeta, by Kahlil Gibran, translated to Bikol by Wilmer Joseph S. Tria, Ina Nin Bikol Foundation
3.  Doros asín mga Anghél: Translations in Bikol of John Donne’s Holy Sonnets and Selected Works, translated by Victor Dennis T. Nierva, Ateneo de Naga University Press
4.  Eight Muses of the Fall, by Edgar Calabia Samar, translated to English by Mikael de Lara Co and Sasha Martinez from Walong Diwata ng Pagkahulog, Anvil Publishing
5.  Minatubod Ako sa Diklom: Translations in Bikol of Selected Poems by Rainer Maria Rilke, by Kristian Sendon Cordero, Ateneo de Naga University Press

Best Anthology in English
1.  Manila Noir, edited by Jessica Hagedorn, Anvil Publishing
2.  Peace Mindanao, edited by Jaime An Lim, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House
3.  Querida: An Anthology, edited by Caroline S. Hau, Katrina Tuvera, and Isabelita O. Reyes, Anvil Publishing
4.  The Best of Philippine Speculative Fiction 2005-2010, edited by Dean Francis Alfar and Nikki Alfar, University of the Philippines Press

Best Anthology in Bikol 
1.  Hagong:  Mga Osipon, edited by Paz Verdades M. Santos and H. Francisco V. Peñones Jr., by Ateneo de Naga University Press

Best Book on Food
1.  Cacao, Bean to Bar: A Cacao Grower’s Manual, by Pacita U. Juan, Josephine V. Ramos, and Ma. Regina S. Francisco, Anvil Publishing
2.  Milk Pigs and Violet Gold: Philippine Cookery, by Bryan Koh, Holy Angel University Press
3.  The Alba Cookbook: Best-Loved Spanish Recipes, Practical Tips on Cooking and the Good Life, by Anastacio de Alba and Miguel de Alba, Anvil Publishing

Best Book of Graphic Literature in English
1.  The Filipino Heroes League, Book Two: The Sword, by Paolo Fabregas, Visprint
2.  Mikey Recio and the Secret of the Demon Dungeon, by Budjette Tan, Bow Guerrero, and J. B. “Taps” Tapia, Visprint

Best Book of Graphic Literature in Filipino 
1.  Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady, by Carlo Vergara, illustrated by Elmer Cantada, Visprint
2.  PilandoKomiks 2:  Mga Pagsubok ng Karagatan, by Borg Sinaban, Adarna House

Best Book in History and Journalism
1.  A Cultural History of Santo Domingo, by Romeo B. Galang Jr., University of Santo Tomas Publishing House 
2.  Costly Wars, Elusive Peace: Collected Articles on the Peace Processes in the Philippines, 1990-2007, by Miriam Coronel Ferrer, University of the Philippines Press
3.  History of Hacienda de Imus, 1590-1910, by Rene R. Escalante, National Commission for Culture and the Arts
4.  Human Face: A Journalist’s Encounters and Awakenings, by Ma. Ceres P. Doyo, Anvil Publishing and Inquirer Books
5.  Story Book: Essays on the History of the Book in the Philippines, by Patricia May B. Jurilla, Anvil Publishing

Best Book of Non-Fiction in English
1.  Autumn in Madrid and Other Travel Tales, by Alice M. Sun-Cua, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House
2.  Mona Lisa: A Portrait from the Memoirs of a Grandmother, by Celine Beatrice Fabie, Mona Lisa Publication
3.  Personal Space and Other Essays, by Chit Roces-Santos, Anvil Publishing
4.  Report from the Abyss: Non-Fiction, by Karl R. De Mesa, Visprint

Best Book of Non-Fiction in Filipino Language
1.  Anim na Sabado ng Beyblade at iba pang Sanaysay, by Ferdinand Pisigan Jarin, Visprint
2.  Doble Tres, Doble Uno: 33 Sanaysay sa Pamilya at Lipunang Pilipino, 1997-2008, by 
Lamberto E. Antonio, Ateneo de Manila University Press

Best Book of Poetry in Bikol  
1.  Canticos:  Apat na Boses, by K.S. Cordero, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House

Best Book of Poetry in Filipino
1.  Ang Pasipiko sa Loob ng Aking Maleta, by Alwynn C. Javier, Ateneo de Manila University Press
2.  Kung Saan sa Katawan, by Louie Jon A. Sanchez, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House
3.  Laan, by Allan Popa, De La Salle University Publishing House
4.  Labi, by Kristian Sendon Cordero, Ateneo de Manila University Press

Best Book on Science
1.  Science Philippines: Essays on Science by Filipinos, Volume II, edited by Gisela P. Padilla-Concepcion, University of the Philippines Press

Best Book of Short Fiction in Filipino 
1.  Sa Himaymay ng Puso at iba pang Kuwento, by Macario Pineda, Ateneo de Manila University Press

Best Design
1.  Dessert Comes First, by Lori Baltazar, designed by Patricia Silva, Sketch Books
2.  Kikomachine Komix Blg. 9: Ilayo Mo Kami sa Apoy ng Impyerno!, written and designed by Manix Abrera, Visprint
3.  Made of Gold, by Cid Reyes, designed by Aman Santos, Metrobank Foundation
4.  Manila Noir, edited by Jessica Hagedorn, designed by Akashic Books, with a new cover by R. Jordan P. Santos, Anvil Publishing
5.  Taming People’s Power: The EDSA Revolutions and their Contradictions, by Lisandro E. Claudio, designed by Karl Frederick M. Castro and Carina Santos, Ateneo de Manila University Press


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