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ALBAY poet and novelist Merlinda Bobis
ALBAY poet and novelist Merlinda Bobis

Merlinda Bobis, Inquirer columnist Ma. Ceres P. Doyo lead winners of 35th National Book Awards

ALBAY poet and novelist Merlinda Bobis
ALBAY poet and novelist Merlinda Bobis

The National Book Development Board and the Manila Critics Circle on Tuesday announced the winners of the 35th National Book Awards.
 

The following is the list of the best books published in 2015:

 

 

BEST BOOK IN JOURNALISM

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

 

READ: Honoring Macli-ing Dulag, defender of the Cordillera

 

 

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

 

MACLI-ING offered his life to protect the sacred lands of his people. LIN NEUMANN, ASIA NEWS SERVICE, 1980
MACLI-ING offered his life to protect the sacred lands of his people. LIN NEUMANN, ASIA NEWS SERVICE, 1980

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 ON SCIENCE

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

 

BEST DESIGN

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

 

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