National Book Awards finalists
BREAKTHROUGH - Elfren S. Cruz (The Philippine Star) - September 29, 2019 - 12:00am

The 38th Manila Critics Circle and the National Book Development Board are pleased to announce the finalists for the National Book Awards for books published in 2018:

Literary Division

Novel in English: The Betrayed: A Novel by Reine Arcache Melvin, Ateneo de Manila University Press (ADMUP); Nightfall by Eliza Victoria, Visprint Inc.

Short Fiction in English: A River, One-Woman Deep by Linda Ty-Casper, University of Sto. Tomas Publishing House Inc. (USTPH); Field of Play by Francis Paolo Quina, Visprint Inc.; Heroes, Villains, and Other Women by Kate Osias (ADMUP); The Last Sacristan Mayor and The Most Expensive Mass For The Dead by Tito Genova Valiente, Ateneo de Naga University Press (ADNUP); Seekers of Spirits by Jude Ortega, University of the Philippines Press (UPP).

Short Fiction in Filipino: Hantong: Mga Kuwento ni John Jack G. Wigley, USTPH; Muling Nanghaharana ang Dapithapon: Imus Novel 5 ni RM Topacio-Aplaon, UPP; Mga Apoy sa Ilaya at Iba Pang Kuwento ni Rommel B. Rodriguez, UPP; Pwera Bisita ni Emmanuel Barrameda, Isang Balangay Media Productions (IBMP); Salamin at iba pang Panglaw ni Almayrah A. Tiburon, IBMP.

Nonfiction Prose in English: The Diplomat-Scholar: A Biography of Leon Ma. Guerrero by Erwin S. Fernandez, ADMUP; Honor: The Legacy of Jose Abad Santos by Desiree Ann Cua Benipayo, Philippine World War II Memorial Foundation Inc.; I Am Jake by Jake Zyrus, Anvil Publishing Inc. ; A Split Second in Time: My Life, Times, and Works by Teodulo M. Topacio Jr., UPP; Spots of Time: Memoir of a Mind by Paulino Lim Jr., ADNUP.

Nonfiction Prose in Filipino: Bagay Tayo ni Jerry B. Gracio, ADMUP; Finding Teo by Joselito Delos Reyes, USTPH.

Essays in Filipino: 56 ni Bob Ong, Visprint Inc.

 Anthology in English: The Achieve of, the Mastery: Filipino Poetry and Verse from English, mid-’90s to 2016; The Sequel to A Habit of Shores Volume 1 and 2 by Gemino H. Abad and Mookie Katigbak- Lacuesta (editors), UPP; Bamboo Girls: Stories and Poems from a Forgotten Life by Ian Rosales Casocot, ADNUP; The First Five: A New Collection of Southeast Asian Writing by Chan Wai Han (editor), ADMUP; Made in Japan: Stories of Japanese-Filipino Children by Rey Ventura (editor), ADMUP-Bughaw; Voices on the Waters: Conversation with Five Mindanao Writers by Ricardo M. de Ungria (editor), ADMUP.

Anthology in Filipino: Ang Imahen ng Filipino sa Sining ni John Iremil E. Teodoro (editor), Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF); Kolab: Koleksiyon ng mga Dula ni U.Z. Eliserio, Maynard Manansala, Chuckberry Pascual, UPP; Lab: Mga Dulang Adaptasyon at Iba Pang Laro para sa mga Klaseng Panlaboratoryo ni Vladimeir B. Gonzales, UPP; Tatlong Dula (na Itinanghal ng Dulaang UP) ni Rody Vera, UPP.

Literary Criticism/Literary History in English: Interpreting Rizal by Caroline S. Hau, ADMUP.

Poetry in English: Drift by Joel H. Vega, USTPH; How to Make a Salagubang Helicopter & Other Poems by Jim Pascual Agustin, San Anselmo Publications Inc.

Poetry in Filipino: Damagan ni Allan Popa, USTPH; Hindi Bagay ni Jerry B. Gracio, Visprint Inc.; Samantalang Sakop at Iniibig ni Edgar Calabia Samar, ADNUP; Walang Halong Biro ni Mesandel V. Arguelles, De La Salle University Publishing House; Walang Iisang Salita ni Paul A. Castillo, USTPH.

Graphic Literature: Biyak by Joyce Rochelle Montañano, IBMP; Kikomachine Komix Blg. 14: Alaala ng Kinabukasan by Manix Abrera, Visprint Inc.; Liryo by Paolo Magtira, Adarna Housse Inc.; Pukiusap by Beverly Siy (translator), Anvil Publishing Inc.; Stay: 21 Comic Stories by Angelo R. Lacuesta, Good Intentions Books Inc.

Translations: Digmaan at Kapayapaan by Leo Tolstoy (author), Lamberto E. Antonio (translator), KWF; Dusking, Dawning by Lualhati Abreu (author), Bonifacio Ilagan (translator), UPP; Malikmata: Mga Kuwentong Kababalaghan mula Czech Republic by Kristian Sendon Cordero, Jaroslav Olsa Jr., ADNUP; Mga Osipon ni Ana T. Calixto: Paggigiit ng Sadiring Banwa sa Osipon, Maikling Kathang Bikol, 1950-1956 by Raniela E. Barbaza, ADMUP; The Star of Panghulo by Soledad S. Reyes, ADNUP.

Non- Literary Division

Art: Cosmopolitanism, Theatre, and the Philippines by Sir Anril Pineda Tiatco, UPP.

Professions: Researching Philippine Realities: A Guide to Qualitative, Quantitative, and Humanities Research by Jose Eos Trinidad, ADMUP.

Social Sciences: Muni: Paglalayag sa Pamimilosopiyang Filipino by Jovito R. Cariño, USTPH; Neoliberalizing Spaces in the Philippines: Suburbanization, Transnational Migration, and Dispossession by Arnisson Andre Ortega, ADMUP; Saysay Himig: Sourcebook on Philippine Music History, 1880-1941 by Arwin Q. Tan (editor), UPP; Stories of Struggle: Experiences of Land Reform in Negros, the Philippines by Sarah Wright and Ma. Diosa Labiste, UPP; The Filipino Primitive: Accumulation and Resistance in the American Museum by Sarita Echavez See, ADMUP.

History: Convents of Manila: Globalized Architecture during the Iberian Union by Pedro Luengo, ADMUP; El Periodismo Filipino: 1811-1910: The First Century of Philippine Journalism Representing Vol. 3 of Aparato Bibliográfico dela Historia General de Filipinas by Jaime Marco (translator), Jose Victor Torres (introduction), Vibal Group Inc.; Peripheries: Histories of Anti-Marginality by Filomeno V. Aguilar Jr., ADNUP; Textiles in the Philippine Colonial Landscape: A Lexicon and Historical Survey by Sandra Castro-Baker, ADMUP.

Journalism: Na Kung Saan: Kapirasong Kritika, Mahigit Isang Dekada by Teo S. Marasigan, UPP; Rock Solid: How the Philippines Won Its Maritime Case against China by Marites Dañguilan Vitug, ADMUP.

Science: Investing in the Unseen: Cases on Biodiversity Conservation (Source book for Development Management) by Benjamin C. Bagadion Jr., ADMUP; Science-Based Management and Upland Community Development in the Philippines: The Case of Mount Makiling Forest Reserve by Portia G. Lapitan (editor), UPP.

Book Design: El Periodismo Filipino: 1811-1910: The First Century of Philippine Journalism Representing Vol. 3 of Aparato Bibliográfico dela Historia General de Filipinas by Ryan T. dela Cruz (cover design), Jason B. Buan (layout), Vibal Group, Inc.; Rizal Library Nation Building, by Karl Fredrick M. Castro, Office of the President, Ateneo de Manila University .

Creative writing classes for kids and teens

Young Writers’ Hangout on Oct. 5 and  19 (1:30 pm-3pm; stand-alone sessions) at Fully Booked BGC. For details and registration, email writethingsph@gmail.com.

Email: elfrencruz@gmail.com

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