The National Book Development Board and the Manila Critics Circle are pleased to announce the winners of the 35th National Book Awards. The following is the list of the best books published in 2015:
BEST NOVEL IN ENGLISH
Locust Girl: A Lovesong, by Merlinda Bobis, Anvil Publishing, Inc.
BEST NOVEL IN FILIPINO
Si Janus Silang at ang Labanáng Manananggal-Mambabarang, ni Edgar Calabia Samar, Adarna House, Inc.
BEST BOOK OF SHORT FICTION IN ENGLISH
Recuerdos de Patay and Other Stories, by Caroline S. Hau, The University of the Philippines Press
BEST BOOK OF SHORT FICTION IN FILIPINO
Sa Mil Flores, May Isang Hostes at iba pang Kuwento ni Rosario de Guzman-Lingat, ni Soledad S. Reyes (editor), Ateneo de Manila University Press
BEST BOOK OF NONFICTION PROSE IN ENGLISH
Arsenio H. Lacson of Manila, by Amador F. Brioso, Jr., Anvil Publishing, Inc.
BEST BOOK OF NONFICTION PROSE IN FILIPINO
Ang Autobiografia ng Ibang Lady Gaga, ni Jack Alvarez, Visprint, Inc.
BEST ESSAYS IN ENGLISH
Re: Recollections, Reviews, Reflections, by Luis H. Francia, The University of the Philippines Press
BEST ESSAYS IN FILIPINO
Titser Pangkalawakan at iba pang angas sa social network underworld, ni Joselito D. Delos Reyes, Visprint, Inc.
BEST ANTHOLOGY IN ENGLISH
Habagatanon: Conversations with Six Davao Writers, by Ricardo M. de Ungria, The University of the Philippines Press
BEST ANTHOLOGY IN A PHILIPPINE LANGUAGE
35 Kuwentong Klasiko, Adarna House, Inc.
BEST BOOK OF POETRY IN ENGLISH
Maybe Something, by Isabela Banzon, The University of the Philippines Press
BEST BOOK OF POETRY IN FILIPINO
Mula Tarima Hanggang at iba pang mga Tula at Awit, ni Ericson Acosta, The University of the Philippines Press
BEST LITERARY CRITICISM IN ENGLISH
Past Mountain Dreaming: New Essays, by Gémino H. Abad, The University of the Philippines Press
BEST BOOK OF GRAPHIC LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
Kare-kare Komiks, by Andrew Drilon, Anino Comics, an imprint of Adarna House, Inc.
BEST BOOK OF GRAPHIC LITERATURE IN FILIPINO
News Hardcore! Hukbong Sandatahan ng Kahaggardan!, ni Manix Abrera, Visprint, Inc.
BEST BOOK OF GRAPHIC LITERATURE (WORDLESS)
Light, by Rob Cham, Anino Comics, an imprint of Adarna House, Inc.
BEST TRANSLATED BOOK
Sa Atong Dila: Introduction To Visayan Literature, by Merlie M. Alunan, The University of the Philippines Press
BEST BOOK ON FOOD
Panaderia: Philippine Bread, Biscuit and Bakery Traditions, by Amy A. Uy and Jenny B. Orillos, Anvil Publishing, Inc.
BEST BOOK ON PROFESSIONS
Laws for Life, by Gianna Reyes Montinola and Ma. Victoria Rotor-Hilado, Anvil Publishing, Inc.
BEST BOOK IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
Tradition and Transformation: Studies on Indigenous Culture, by June Prill-Brett, Cordillera Studies Center
BEST BOOK ON ART
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, ArtPostAsia Inc.
BEST BOOK IN HISTORY
Luzon at War: Contradictions in Philippine Society 1898-1902, by Milagros Camayon Guerrero, Anvil Publishing, Inc.
BEST BOOK IN JOURNALISM
Macli-ing Dulag: Kalinga chief, Defender of the Cordillera, by Ma. Ceres P. Doyo, The University of the Philippines Press
BEST BOOK ON SCIENCE
The Cosmic Wild: Biology of Science Fiction, by Ronald Cruz, Ateneo de Manila University Press
Roberto Chabet, by Ringo Bunoan (editor), book design by B+C Design, King Kong Art Projects Unlimited, Inc.
BEST BOOK IN LANGUAGE STUDIES
(Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino Prize)
Ambagan 2013: Mga Salita Mula sa Iba’t Ibang Wika sa Filipinas, ni Michael M. Coroza (editor), The University of the Philippines Press
PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR
The University of the Philippines Press