National Book Award winners announced


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The National Book Development Board and the Manila Critics Circle are pleased to announce the winners of the 32nd NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS (for books published in 2012)

JUAN C. LAYA PRIZE FOR BEST NOVEL IN A PHILIPPINE LANGUAGE
Sa Kasunod ng 909, by Edgar Calabia Samar, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House

JUAN C. LAYA PRIZE FOR BEST NOVEL IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Margosatubig: The Story of Salagunting, by Ma. Cecilia Locsin-Nava, translated from Margosatubig (1946), by Ramon L. Muzones, Ateneo de Manila University Press

CIRILO F. BAUTISTA PRIZE FOR BEST BOOK OF SHORT FICTION IN ENGLISH 
After the Body Displaces Water, by Daryll Delgado, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House

BEST BOOK OF NONFICTION PROSE IN ENGLISH
Hour Before Dawn: The Fall and Uncertain Rise of the Philippine Supreme Court, by Marites Dañguilan Vitug, Cleverheads Publishing

BEST BOOK OF NONFICTION PROSE IN FILIPINO
Mga Angst ng Isang Di-mahapayang Gatang, by Resty Mendoza Ceña, Visprint

BEST BOOK OF NONFICTION PROSE IN KAPAMPANGAN 
Gálè at Gósu: Para Karing Mal A Patulunan, by Crispin Nacpil Cadiang, Center for Kapampangan Studies of Holy Angel University

BEST ANTHOLOGY IN ENGLISH
Hoard of Thunder: Philippine Short Stories in English, 1990 to 2008, 2 volumes, edited by Gémino H. Abad, University of the Philippines Press

PHILIPPINE LITERARY ARTS COUNCIL PRIZE FOR BEST BOOK OF POETRY IN ENGLISH
Pictures as Poems & Other (Re)Visions, by Marne Kilates, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House

BEST BOOK OF POETRY IN FILIPINO
Isa Lang ang Pangalan: Mga Tula, by Rebecca T. Añonuevo, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House 

BEST BOOK OF POETRY IN KAPAMPANGAN 
Kawatásan: Obrang Poeta Laureado, by Joel Pabustan Mallari, Center for Kapampangan Studies of Holy Angel University

ISAGANI R. CRUZ PRIZE FOR BEST BOOK OF LITERARY CRITICISM OR LITERARY HISTORY IN A PHILIPPINE LANGUAGE 
Halos Isang Buhay: Ang Manananggal sa Pagsusulat ng Nobela, by Edgar Calabia Samar, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House

BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL IN ENGLISH
Trese 5: Midnight Tribunal, by Ferdinand Benedict G. Tan and Jonathan A. Baldisimo, Visprint

BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL IN FILIPINO
Zsazsa Zaturnnah sa Kalakhang Maynila #1, by Carlo Vergara, Visprint

ALFONSO T. ONGPIN PRIZE FOR BEST BOOK ON ART
Sacrificial Bodies: The Oblation and the Political Aesthetics of Masculine Representations in Philippine Visual Cultures, by Reuben Ramas Cañete, University of the Philippines Press

Walking through Philippine Theater, 3 volumes, by Basilio Esteban S. Villaruz, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House

BEST BOOK ON THE PROFESSIONS
The Political Supreme Court, by Pacifico A. Agabin, University of the Philippines Press

ELFREN S. CRUZ PRIZE FOR BEST BOOK IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES 
Perspectives on Philippine Languages: Five Centuries of European Scholarship, by Marlies S. Salazar, Ateneo de Manila University Press

BEST BOOK IN SCIENCE
Shades of Majesty: 88 Philippine Native Trees, by Pastor Malabrigo Jr. and James LaFrankie Jr., Wide Angle Media and Project Brio Media House

BEST BOOK OF LEISURE
Savor the Word: Ten Years of the Doreen Gamboa Fernandez Food Writing Award, edited by Michaela Fenix, Maya Besa Roxas, and Felice Prudente Sta. Maria, Anvil Publishing

BEST DESIGN
The Magic Circle, designed by Ani V. Habúlan and Ibarra Crisostomo, Anvil Publishing

PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR
University of Santo Tomas Publishing House 

KOMISYON NG WIKANG FILIPINO SPECIAL PRIZE FOR BEST TRANSLATED BOOK
IBALOY: Dictionary, Phonology, Grammar, Morphophonemics, Lee Ballard, main compiler by UP Cordillera Studies Center and Diteng, Inc.


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