33rd National Book Awards winners announced


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The National Book Development Board (NBDB) and the Manila Critics Circle (MCC) are pleased to announce the winners of the 33rd National Book Awards (NBA). Below is the list of NBA winners for books published in 2013:

33rd NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS WINNERS
(For books published in 2013)

Juan C. Laya Prize for Best Novel in a Philippine Language
Ang Banal na Aklat ng mga Kumag, by Allan N. Derain, Anvil Publishing, Inc.

Juan C. Laya Prize for Best Novel in a Foreign Language
Fish-Hair Woman, by Merlinda Bobis, Anvil Publishing, Inc.

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

Cirilo F. Bautista Prize for Best Book of Short Fiction in English 
Now, Then, and Elsewhen, by Nikki Alfar, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House

Best Anthology in English
Manila Noir, edited by Jessica Hagedorn, Anvil Publishing, Inc.

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

Best Book of Non-Fiction in Filipino Language
Anim na Sabado ng Beyblade at iba pang Sanaysay, by Ferdinand Pisigan Jarin, Visprint Inc.

Best Book of Non-Fiction in English
Mona Lisa: A Portrait from the Memoirs of a Grandmother, by Celine Beatrice Fabie, Mona Lisa Publication

Best Book of Poetry in Filipino
Labi, by Kristian Sendon Cordero, Ateneo de Manila University Press

Philippine Literary Arts Council Prize for Best Book of Poetry in English
m’mry wire, by Ricardo M. de Ungria, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House

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

Best Book of Graphic Literature in Filipino 
PilandoKomiks Isyu 2: Mga Pagsubok ng Karagatan, by Borg Sinaban, Adarna House, Inc.

Best Book of Graphic Literature in English
The Dark Colony Book I: Mikey Recio & The Secret of the Demon Dungeon, by Budjette Tan, Bow Guerrero, and J. B. Tapia, Visprint

Best Translated Book
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

Alfonso T. Ongpin Prize for Best Book on Art 
Balay Ukit: Tropical Architecture in Pre-WWII Filipino Houses, by Maria Virginia Yap Morales,Anvil Publishing, Inc.

Elfren S. Cruz Prize for Best Book in the Social Sciences
Tapping Ink, Tattooing Identities: Tradition and Modernity in Contemporary Kalinga Society, North Luzon, Philippines, by Analyn V. Salvador-Amores, The University of the Philippines Press

Best Book in History and Journalism
Story Book: Essays on the History of the Book in the Philippines, by Patricia May B. Jurilla, Anvil Publishing, Inc.

Best Book on Food
Milk Pigs & Violet Gold: Philippine Cookery, by Bryan Koh, Holy Angel University Press

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

Best Design
Made of Gold, by Cid Reyes, designed by Aman Santos, Metrobank Foundation

Publisher of the Year
Anvil Publishing, Inc.
 

History of the National Book Awards

Every year since 1982, the Manila Critics Circle (MCC) has given the National Book Awards to the best books written, designed, and published in the Philippines. Early in 2008, the MCC entered into an Agreement with the NNBDB to institutionalize the National Book Awards (NBA) with the NBDB to better honor Philippine publishers and authors. Isagani Cruz, MCC Chair said, “The National Book Awards have become… the gold seal of excellence in writing and publishing books.”

The move ensures that the yearly awards will continue to recognize the creative works of our talented authors and publishers for many years to come. Beginning in 2008, the National Book Awards, both the NBDB, and the MCC hope to organize more prestigious yearly tributes to those who dedicate their lives to producing quality books that Filipinos can all be proud of.

The NBA is in keeping with NBDB’s mandate to build a culture of reading and authorship.” Flor Marie Sta.Romana Cruz said, “One cannot imagine the significance of this tradition to recognize outstanding books in the country and to promote their readership.


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