New Year, New Cover!

Out with the old, in with the new! Like people, book covers also need a makeover —a face-lift. Every year, people try to make themselves better. Here at Anvil, we also try to respond to the times by giving our readers some fresh book covers. As they say, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.”…

Anvil Author Named National Artist for Literature

MULTI-AWARDED writer, historian, literary critic, and author Dr. Resil Mojares is one of this year’s roster of National Artists for Literature. Mojares has authored books on Philippine history, politics, and literature, including books under Anvil Publishing like House of Memory: Essays published in 1997 and Isabelo’s Archive published in 2013. His other works include Origins…

11 New Releases to Watch Out for This 2018

Watch out for Anvil Publishing’s new releases this 2018. Dear Universe: Poems on Love, Longing, and Finding Your Place in the Cosmos By Pierra Calasanz-Labrador Illustrated by Fran Alvarez Pierra Calasanz-Labrador once again shares her second poetry collection with the world. These poems speak with the intimacy only an introvert can evoke, like “a quiet…

7 Books That Will Make You “Kilig” This Valentine’s Day

You don’t have a date on Valentine’s Day. You start thinking whether the “The One” will come. You start having existential crisis at the earliest of the month. You think that no one loves you. You start spending your weekends sleeping. You ruminate. You cry . . . . These might be the case for…

Anvil’s Best Books of 2017

Ang Larawan: From Stage to Screen by Culturtain Musicat Productions, Inc. A quintessential text for any disciple of Philippine literature and theater, Nick  Joaquin’s play “A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino” has seen adaptations of all sorts, from countless university drama guild productions, to the 1965 Avellana-directed film, to the musical “Larawan” with lyrics…