The National Book Development Board (NBDB) and the Manila Critics Circle are pleased to announce the finalists for this year’s National Book Awards.

35th NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS FINALISTS

for Books Published in 2015

 

BEST NOVEL IN ENGLISH

  1. Locust Girl: A Lovesong, by Merlinda Bobis, Anvil Publishing, Inc.
  2. Sweet Haven, by Lakambini Sitoy, Anvil Publishing, Inc.

 

BEST NOVEL IN FILIPINO

  1. Lila ang Kulay ng Pamamaalam, ni RM Topacio-Aplaon, The University of the Philippines Press
  2. Sa Amin, Sa Dagat-Dagatang Apoy, ni Mayette M. Bayuga, The University of the Philippines Press
  3. Si Janus Silang at ang Labanáng Manananggal-Mambabarang, ni Edgar Calabia Samar, Adarna House, Inc.

 

BEST BOOK OF SHORT FICTION IN ENGLISH

  1. Our Darkest Hours: A Collection of Short Fiction, by Jose Miguel Arguelles, Visprint Inc.
  2. Recuerdos de Patay and Other Stories, by Caroline S. Hau, The University of the Philippines Press

 

BEST BOOK OF SHORT FICTION IN FILIPINO

  1. Ang Nag-Iisa at Natatanging si Onyok, ni Eugene Y. Evasco, Lampara Publishing House, Inc.
  2. Babae, Sa Balumbalonan ni Hakob At Iba Pang Kuwento, ni Mayette M. Bayuga, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House
  3. Kumpisal: Mga Kuwento, ni Chuckberry J. Pascual, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House
  4. Philippine Folktales, ni Joanne Marie Igoy-Escalona, Anvil Publishing, Inc.
  5. Sa Mil Flores, May Isang Hostes at iba pang Kuwento, ni Rosario de Guzman-Lingat, Ateneo de Manila University Press

 

BEST BOOK OF NONFICTION PROSE IN ENGLISH

  1. Arsenio H. Lacson of Manila, by Amador F. Brioso, Jr., Anvil Publishing, Inc.
  2. Endless Journey: A Memoir, by Jose T. Almonte and Marites Dañguilan Vitug, Cleverheads Publishing
  3. The Writer, the Lover and the Diplomat: Life with Carlos P. Romulo, by Beth Day Romulo and David F. Hyatt, Anvil Publishing, Inc.
  4. To Remember to Remember: Reflections on the Literary Memoirs of Filipino Women, by Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House
  5. Virgilio “Baby” Dalupan: The Maestro of Philippine Basketball, by Tessa M. Jazminez – lead editor, Media Wise Communications, Inc./ Muse books

 

BEST BOOK OF NONFICTION PROSE IN FILIPINO

  1. Ang Autobiografia ng Ibang Lady Gaga, ni Jack Alvarez, Visprint, Inc.
  2. He’s Dating the Transgender, ni Arthur Sta. Ana, Anvil Publishing, Inc.

 

BEST ESSAYS IN ENGLISH

  1. Planet Panic: Notes from the Queen of Procrastination, by Pam Pastor, Anvil Publishing Inc.
  2. Re: Recollections, Reviews, Reflections, by Luis H. Francia, The University of the Philippines Press

 

BEST ESSAYS IN FILIPINO

  1. Titser Pangkalawakan at iba pang angas sa social network underworld, ni Joselito D. Delos Reyes, Visprint, Inc.

 

BEST ANTHOLOGY IN ENGLISH

  1. Fast Food Fiction Delivery: Short Short Stories to Go, edited by Noelle Q. de Jesus and Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta, Anvil Publishing Inc.
  2. Habagatanon: Conversations with Six Davao Writers, edited by Ricardo M. de Ungria, The University of the Philippines Press
  3. Histories in Memories: Remembering the July 16, 1990 Earthquake, An Anthology, edited by Anna Christie V. Torres, Cordillera Studies Center
  4. Many Journeys, Many Voices: A Tribute to Filipina Overseas Workers, by Edna Zapanta Manlapaz, Czarina Saloma and Yael A. Buencamino, Anvil Publishing Inc.

 

BEST ANTHOLOGY IN A PHILIPPINE LANGUAGE

  1. 35 Kuwentong Klasiko, Adarna House, Inc.
  2. Canuplin at Iba Pang Mga Akda ng Isang Manggagawang Pangkultura, ni Manny Pambid, The University of the Philippines Press
  3. Kritikal na Espasyo ng Kulturang Popular, ni Rolando B. Tolentino at Gary C. Devilles (mga editor), Ateneo de Manila University Press
  4. Lupang Hinirang Lupang Tinubuan: Mga Sanaysay Sa Kritika, Kasaysayan, at Politikang Pangkultura, ni E. San Juan, Jr., De La Salle University Publishing House
  5. Gualberto Cea Manlagñit: Mga Piling Obra, ni Maria Celestina Manlagñit-Tam, Kristian Cordero, Tito Genova Valiente (mga editor), Ateneo de Naga University Press

 

BEST BOOK OF POETRY IN ENGLISH

  1. Imago: Poems, by Joseph O. Legaspi, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House
  2. Lyrical Objects, by Marne Kilates, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House
  3. Maybe Something, by Isabela Banzon, The University of the Philippines Press
  4. The Reddest Herring, by Francisco Guevarra, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House

 

BEST BOOK OF POETRY IN FILIPINO

  1. Agua, ni Enrique S. Villasis, LIRA, Inc. (Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika, at Anyo)
  2. Lilok ng Lilo: Mga Tula, ni Lamberto E. Antonio, Ateneo de Manila University Press
  3. Mula Tarima Hanggang at iba pang mga Tula at Awit, ni Ericson Acosta, The University of the Philippines Press
  4. Sa Ilalim ng Pilik, ni Charles Bonoan Tuvilla, LIRA, Inc. (Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika, at Anyo)

  

BEST LITERARY CRITICISM IN ENGLISH

  1. Deconstruction After All: Reflections and Conversations, by Christopher Norris, edited by David Jonathan Y. Bayot, De La Salle University Publishing House
  2. Past Mountain Dreaming: New Essays, by Gémino H. Abad, The University of the Philippines Press
  3. Poetry is: José Garcia Villa’s Philosophy of Poetry, by Robert L. King (editor), Ateneo de Manila University Press
  4. The Collected Stories of Jose Garcia Villa, by Jonathan Chua (editor), Ateneo de Manila University Press
  5. The Resil Mojares Reader, by Hope Sabanpan-Yu (editor), University of San Carlos Press

 

BEST BOOK OF GRAPHIC LITERATURE IN ENGLISH

  1. Halina Filipina: A Graphic Novel, by Arnold Arre, Chambershell Publishing Inc.
  2. Kare-Kare Komiks: Short Comics, by Andrew Drilon, Anino Comics, an imprint of Adarna House, Inc.

 

BEST BOOK OF GRAPHIC LITERATURE IN FILIPINO

  1. Kikomachine Komix Blg. 11: Mga Kirot ng Kapalaran, ni Manix Abrera, Visprint, Inc.
  2. News Hardcore! Hukbong Sandatahan ng Kahaggardan!, ni Manix Abrera, Visprint, Inc.
  3. Si Janus Silang at Ang Tiyanak Ng Tabon (ni Edgar Calabia Samar), hango ni Carljoe Javier at guhit ni Natasha Ringor, Anino Comics, Adarna House, Inc.
  4. Sixty Six, ni Russell Molina at Ian Sta. Maria, Anino Comics, Adarna House, Inc.

 

BEST BOOK OF GRAPHIC LITERATURE (WORDLESS)

  1. Light, by Rob Cham, Anino Comics, an imprint of Adarna House, Inc.

 

BEST TRANSLATED BOOK 

  1. Ang Rebolusyong Filipino ni Apolinario Mabini, salin ni Michael M. Coroza, Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino
  2. Derikaryong Pada: Sugidanon (Epics) Of Panay Book 3, by Federico “Tuohan” Caballero, Romulo “Amang Baoy” Caballero (chanters), and Alicia P. Magos (chief researcher and senior translator), The University of the Philippines Press
  3. Heartland, translated by Marne L. Kilates, Ateneo de Naga University Press
  4. Pitong Gulod pa ang Layo at iba pang Kuwento, salin ni Edgardo B. Maranan, Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino
  5. Sa Atong Dila: Introduction To Visayan Literature, by Merlie M. Alunan, The University of the Philippines Press

 

BEST BOOK ON FOOD

  1. Discovering Tuba, by Arturo G. Pacho, The University of the Philippines Press
  2. Panaderia: Philippine Bread, Biscuit and Bakery Traditions, by Amy A. Uy and Jenny B. Orillos with recipes by Jill F. Sandique, Anvil Publishing, Inc.

 

BEST BOOK ON PROFESSIONS

  1. And Then She Laughed: Counseling Women, by Sylvia Estrada Claudio, Anvil Publishing, Inc.
  2. Cyberpreneur Philippines: Online Business Start-Up Guide, by Ray Calbay, Marv de Leon, Paolo Lising (editors), Page Jump Editorial
  3. Education Paradigms for the 21st Century (by Victor M. Ordoñez), by Regina Ordoñez (editor), De La Salle University Publishing House
  4. Laws for Life, by Gianna Reyes Montinola and Ma. Victoria Rotor-Hilado, Anvil Publishing, Inc.
  5. Neither A Pedestal nor a Cage: In Pursuit of Genuine Gender Equality in the Philippine Workplace, by Emily Sanchez Salcedo, De La Salle University Publishing House

 

BEST BOOK IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES

  1. Antiquity, Archaeological Processes, and Highland Adaptation: The Ifugao Rice Terraces, by Stephen B. Acabado, Ateneo de Manila University Press
  2. Building Inclusive Democracies in ASEAN, by Ronald U. Mendoza, Edsel L. Beja Jr., Julio C. Teehankee, Antonio G.M. La Viña, Marie Fe Villamejor-Mendoza (Editors), Anvil Publishing, Inc.
  3. Poverty and Ecology at the Crossroads: Towards an Ecological Theology of Liberation in the Philippine Context, by Reynaldo D. Raluto, Ateneo de Manila University Press
  4. Recognition: Examining Identity Struggles, by Renante D. Pilapil, Ateneo de Manila University Press
  5. Tradition and Transformation: Studies On Indigenous Culture, by June Prill-Brett and edited by Delfin Tolentino Jr., Cordillera Studies Center

 

BEST BOOK ON ART 

  1. Contra Mundum: On the Film Restoration of Nick Joaquin’s A Portrait of the Artist As Filipino, by Angelo R. Lacuesta, Miguel P. De Leon Publishing
  2. Diksyonaryong Biswal ng Arkitekturang Filipino: A Visual Dictionary on Filipino Architecture, by Rino D.A. Fernandez, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House
  3. Fashionable Filipinas: An Evolution of The Philippine National Dress In Photographs (1860-1960), by Gino Gonzales and Mark Lewis Higgins, Suyen Corporation
  4. Inabel: Philippine Textile from the Ilocos Region, by Al M. Valenciano, Regalado Trota Jose, Dr. Norma A. Respicio, Michael F. Manalo, Hannah P. Cunanan, Rene E. Guatlo (contributing writers), ArtPostAsia
  5. Roberto Chabet, by Ringo Bunoan (editor), Kingkong Art Projects Unlimited

 

BEST BOOK IN HISTORY

  1. Dean Worcester’s Fantasy Islands: Photography, Film, And The Colonial Philippines, by Mark Rice, Ateneo de Manila University Press
  2. Luzon at War: Contradictions in Philippine Society 1898-1902, by Milagros Camayon Guerrero, Anvil Publishing, Inc.
  3. State and Finance in the Philippines, 1898-1941: The Mismanagement of an American Colony, by Yoshiko Nagano, Ateneo de Manila University Press
  4. The Lost Vision: The Philippine Left 1986-2010, by Ken Fuller, The University of the Philippines Press
  5. The War in Cebu, by Resil B. Mojares, David W. Taylor, Valeriano S. Avila, David Colamaria, J. Eleazar R. Bersales (authors) J. Eleazar R. Bersales (editor), University of San Carlos Press

 

BEST BOOK IN JOURNALISM

  1. Macli-ing Dulag: Kalinga chief, Defender of the Cordillera, by Ma. Ceres P. Doyo, The University of the Philippines Press

 

BEST BOOK ON SCIENCE

  1. The Cosmic Wild: Biology of Science Fiction, by Ronald Cruz, Ateneo de Manila University Press

 

 

BEST DESIGN

  1. Recognition: Examining Identity Struggles, by Renante D. Pilapil, book design by Paolo Tiausas and cover design by Faith Aldaba, Ateneo de Manila University Press
  2. Dean Worcester’s Fantasy Islands: Photography, Film, And The Colonial Philippines, by Mark Rice, book design by Karl Fredrick M. Castro, Ateneo de Manila University Press
  3. Roberto Chabet, by Ringo Bunoan (editor), book design by B+C Design, Kingkong Art Projects Unlimited
  4. The Cosmic Wild: Biology of Science Fiction, by Ronald Cruz, book design by Karl Fredrick M. Castro and cover illustration by Mark Lawrence Andres, Ateneo de Manila University Press
  5. More Hispanic than We Admit 2: Insights into Philippine Cultural History, by Glòria Cano (editor), book design by Jacqueline Mae C. Obaldo, Ryan T. Dela Cruz, Vibal Foundation, Inc.

 

BEST BOOK IN LANGUAGE STUDIES

(Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino Prize)

  1. Ambagan 2013: mga salita mula sa iba’t ibang wika sa Filipinas, ni Michael M. Coroza (editor), UP Press
  2. Ang Aking Unang Diksiyonaryo Katon: Sinugbuanong Binisaya Filipino-Ingles, by Rosalina J. Villaneza, PhD (editor), Vibal Foundation, Inc.
  3. Filipino Children’s Treasury: Sinugbuanong Binisaya Filipino-Ingles, by Rosalina J. Villaneza, PhD (editor), Vibal Foundation, Inc.