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34th National Book Awards Finalists announced!

The National Book Development Board (NBDB) and the Manila Critics Circle (MCC) have revealed on their official website the finalists for this year’s edition of the National Book Awards.

Check out the list below to see if your favorite works made the cut or what new books you can add next to your reading list.

34th NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS

for Books Published in 2014

LITERARY DIVISION

 FICTION CATEGORY – NOVEL

(English Language)

  1. Dwellers, by Eliza Victoria, Visprint, Inc.
  2. Snows of Yesteryear, by Elmer Ordoñez, The University of the Philippines Press
  3. Woman in a Frame, by Raissa Rivera Falgui, Adarna House, Inc. 

FICTION CATEGORY – NOVEL

(Filipino Language)

  1. Huwag Mong Sakyan ang Buhawi, by Efren R. Abueg, Ateneo de Manila University Press
  2. Si, by Bob Ong, Visprint, Inc.
  3. Si Janus Silang at ang Tiyanak ng Tabon, by Edgar Calabia Samar, Adarna House, Inc.

FICTION CATEGORY – SHORT STORIES

(English Language)

  1. Boy in the Platinum Palace, by Maria Fres-Felix, The University of the Philippines Press
  2. For Love and Kisses, by Andrea Pasion-Flores, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House
  3. Wonderlust, by Nikki Alfar, Anvil Publishing Inc.

NONFICTION CATEGORY

(English Language)

  1. Cesar Virata:  Life and Times:  Through Four Decades of Philippine Economic History, by Gerardo P. Sicat, The University of the Philippines Press
  2. Ramon Obusan, Philippine Folkdance and Me, by Kanami Namiki, Anvil Publishing, Inc.

ESSAYS CATEGORY

(English Language)

  1. Cherry Blossoms in the Time of Earthquakes and Tsunami, by Rey Ventura, Ateneo de Manila University Press
  2. Towards Adult Faith, by Asuncion David Maramba, Anvil Publishing, Inc.
  3. We Become What We Love, by Fr. Rolando V. Dela Rosa, O.P., University of Santo Tomas Publishing House

ESSAYS CATEGORY

(Filipino Language)

  1. Connect the Dots, by Genaro R. Gojo Cruz, Anvil Publishing, Inc.
  2. iStatus Nation, by Joselito Delos Reyes, Visprint, Inc.
  3. Tingin sa Tingi:  Mga Obserbasyon sa Bisyon at Bisyo ng Pinoy, by Lamberto E. Antonio, Ateneo de Manila University Press

ANTHOLOGY CATEGORY

(English Language)

  1. ABANGAN: The Best Philippine Komiks 2014, edited by Rob Cham, Adam David, Carljoe Javier, and Elbert  Or, Visprint, Inc.
  2. Agam:  Filipino Narratives on Uncertainty and Climate Change, edited by Regina Abuyuan, Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities
  3. Alternative Alamat, edited by Paolo Chikiamco, Visprint, Inc.
  4. KRITIK/CRITIQUE:  Essays from the J. Elizalde Navarro National Workshop in the Criticism of the Arts and Humanities, 2009-2012, edited by Oscar V. Campomanes, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House

ANTHOLOGY CATEGORY

(Filipino Language)

  1. Ang Labingtatlong Pasaway, by Jun Cruz Reyes, Visprint, Inc.
  2. It’s Raining Mens, by Beverly Siy, Anvil Publishing, Inc.
  3. Transfiksyon:  Mga Kathang In-Transit, by Roland Tolentino and Rommel Rodriguez, The University of the Philippines Press

LITERARY CRITICISM/LITERARY HISTORY CATEGORY

(English Language)

  1. Homeless in Unhomeliness:  Postcolonial Critiques of Philippine Literature, by J. Neil C. Garcia, De La Salle University Publishing House
  2. The Postcolonial Perverse vol. 1, by J. Neil C. Garcia, The University of the Philippines Press
  3. The Postcolonial Perverse vol. 2, by J. Neil C. Garcia, The University of the Philippines Press

LITERARY CRITICISM/LITERARY HISTORY CATEGORY

(Filipino Language)

  1. Hiwatig:  Pagsipat sa mga Tekstong Poetiko at Popular, by Romulo P. Baquiran Jr., University of Santo Tomas Publishing House
  2. Sa Sariling Pulong:  Mga Sanaysay Tungkol sa Filipino Bilang Pambansang Wika, by John Iremil E. Teodoro, San Agustin Center of Studies
  3. Talab:  Mga Sanaysay sa Wika, Panitikan, at Pagtuturo, by Rebecca T. Añonuevo, Ateneo de Naga University Press
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POETRY CATEGORY

(English Language)

  1. Eighty-Four Words for Sorrow, by Simeon Dumdum Jr., Ateneo de Naga University Press
  2. Hidden Codex:  Fictive Scriptures, by Jose Marte A. Abueg, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House
  3. Tattered Boat, by Luis H. Francia, The University of the Philippines Press
  4. Time’s Enchantment and Other Reflections, by Marne Kilates, Ateneo de Naga University Press
  5. Where No Words Break:  New Poems and Past, by Gemino H. Abad, The University of the Philippines Press

POETRY CATEGORY

 (Philippine Language except Hiligaynon/Kinaray-a)

  1. Kundiman sa Gitna ng Karimlan, by E. San Juan, The University of the Philippines Press
  2. Paubaya, by Joselito D. delos Reyes, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House
  3. Pesoa, by Mesandel Virtusio Arguelles, Balangay Productions

POETRY CATEGORY

(Hiligaynon/Kinaray-a Language)

  1. Sa Gihapon, Ang Palangga, Ang Uran, by Genevieve Asenjo, Ateneo de Naga University Press
  2. Tikum Kadlum, by Federico Caballero and Alicia P. Magos, The University of the Philippines Press

GRAPHIC LITERATURE CATEGORY

(English Language)

  1. Mythspace, by Paolo Chikiamco (writer), Koi Carreon, Paul Quiroga, Jules Gregorio, Mico Dimagiba, Cristina Chua, and Borg Sinaban (artists), Visprint, Inc.
  2. Rodski Patotski:  Ang Dalagang Baby, by Gerry Alanguilan (story) and Arnold Arre (illustration and color), Meganon Comics Publishing House
  3. Trese 6:  High Tide at Midnight, by Budjette Tan (story) and KaJo Baldisimo (art), Visprint, Inc.

GRAPHIC LITERATURE CATEGORY

(Filipino Language)

  1. Maktan 1521, by Tepai Pascual (story and illustrations), Visprint, Inc.
  2. Tabi Po (Volume 1), by Mervin Malonzo, Visprint, Inc.

 GRAPHIC LITERATURE CATEGORY

(Wordless)

  1. 14 (Silent Comics) by Manix Abrera (writer and illustrator), Visprint, Inc.

 TRANSLATION CATEGORY

 

  1. Ang Diablo sa Filipinas Ayon sa Nasasabi sa mga Casulatan Luma sa Kastila, translated by Benedict Anderson, Carlos Sardiña Galache, and Ramon Guillermo, Anvil Publishing, Inc.
  2. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White, translated by Eugene Y. Evasco, Lampara Publishing House, Inc.
  3. History of Ilocos Vols. I and II, translated by Maria Elinora Peralta-Imson, The University of the Philippines Press
  4. Manila Synod of 1582:  The Draft of Its Handbook for Confessors, translated by Paul A. Dumol, Ateneo de Manila University Press
  5. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, translated by Edgardo B. Maranan, Lampara Publishing House, Inc.

 NON-LITERARY DIVISION

FOOD CATEGORY

  1. Country Cooking, by Michaela Fenix, Anvil Publishing, Inc.
  2. Editha’s Way:  Sweet Temptations, by Editha Singian, Anvil Publishing, Inc.
  3. Espiritu, by Lourd de Veyra, Anvil Publishing, Inc.

SOCIAL SCIENCES CATEGORY

  1. Chinese Question:  Ethnicity, Nation, and Region in and Beyond the Philippines, by Caroline S. Hau, Ateneo de Manila University Press
  2. Migration Revolution:  Philippine Nationhood and Class Relations in a Globalized Age, by Filomeno V. Aguilar Jr., Ateneo de Manila University Press
  3. Musika at Bagong Lipunan:  Pagbuo ng Lipunang Filipino, 1972-1986, by Raul C. Navarro, Ateneo de Manila University Press
  4. Palawan and Its Global Connections, by James F. Eder and Oscar Evangelista, Ateneo de Manila University Press
  5. Rido:  Clan Feuding and Conflict Management in Mindanao (expanded edition), by Wilfredo Magno Torres III (editor), Ateneo de Manila University Press
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PROFESSIONS CATEGORY

  1. Advertising:  More Fun in the Philippines, by Tony Harris, Anvil Publishing, Inc
  2. Business Ethics in Asia, by O. Bulaong Jr, I. Dewi, and J. Santiago, Ateneo de Manila University Press
  3. Connect/Disconnect:  How to be a Creative and Innovative Opportunity Seeker, by Aaron Palileo, 5 Ports Publishing, Inc.
  4. The Adventures of a PR Girl, by Bettina Rodriguez-Olmedo, Anvil Publishing, Inc.
  5. Your Best Guide to Stock Investing, by Celso Vivas, Anvil Publishing, Inc.

LEISURE CATEGORY 

  1. Blue Babble, Gang Green, by RJ Ledesma, Anvil Publishing, Inc.
  2. Buti Pa Ang Roma, May Bagong Papa, by Noreen Capili, Anvil Publishing, Inc.
  3. Theater for Wellness, by Ana Valdes-Lim, Anvil Publishing, Inc.

ART CATEGORY

  1. Journey of a Thousand Shuttles, The Philippine Weave, by Norma A. Respicio, National Commission for Culture and the Arts
  2. Pagsulay: Churches of Bohol Before and After the Earthquake of 2013, by J. Eleazar R. Bersales, University of San Carlos Press

 SCIENCE CATEGORY

  1. A Sketchbook of Philippine Garden Orchids, by Patrick Andrew Gozon (illustrator and writer), ArtPostAsia
  2. Birds of Cebu and Bohol Philippines, by Nilo Arribas Jr., Bobby Kintanar, and Raul Benjamin Puentespina, University of San Carlos Press
  3. Changing Philippine Climate, by Josefino E. Comiso, Catalino A. Blanche, Terry I. Sarigumba, Ma. Victoria O. Espaldon, Felino P. Ansigan, Nestor T. Baguinon, Roger C. Birosel, Jesusita O. Coladilla, Rex Victor O. Cruz, Leonardo M. Florece, Rafael D. Guerrero III, Rodel D. Lasco, Rosa T. Perez, Juan M. Pulhin, Lourdes V. Tibig, The University of the Philippines Press
  4. Treasures of the Philippine Wild, by Maria Celeste F. Coscolluela, Studio 5 Designs, Inc.

 HISTORY CATEGORY

  1. Arenas of Conspiracy and Rebellion in the Late Nineteenth-Century Philippines:  The Case of the April 1898 Uprising in Cebu, by Michael Cullinane, Ateneo de Manila University Press
  2. Sakdalistas’ Struggle for Philippine Independence, 1930-1945, by Motoe Terami-Wada, Ateneo de Manila University Press
  3. The Battle for Cebu:  Andrew S. Rowan and The Siege of Sudlon (1899-1900), by Michael Cullinane, University of San Carlos Press

 JOURNALISM CATEGORY

  1. Engaging Society II:  Musings of an Oxymoron, by Fr. John J. Carroll SJ, Ateneo de Manila University Press
  2. Radiant Void, by Karl de Mesa, Visprint, Inc.
  3. Vantage Point:  The Sixth Estate and Other Discoveries, by Luis Teodoro, The University of the Philippines Press

 DESIGN

  1. Agam:  Filipino Narratives on Uncertainty and Climate Change, design by Jose Noel Avendaño, Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities
  2. Manila Synod of 1582:  The Draft of Its Handbook for Confessors, design by Karl Fredrick M. Castro, Ateneo de Manila University Press
  3. Pisamban Maragul:  The Living Church of Angeles City, design by Dennis M. Dizon, Curia Sancti Rosarii, Inc.
  4. Playground: London, design by Mary Rosalyn S. Revillame, 5 Ports Publishing, Inc.
  5. Treasures of the Philippine Wild, design by BG Hernandez and Aristotle De Leon, Studio 5 Designs, Inc.

List of finalists and other details found at: http://nbdb.gov.ph/

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