Fourteen Anvil Publishing books have been named finalists at the 36th National Book Awards.
The announcement was made by The National Book Development Council of the Philippines and the Manila Critics Circle on September 8, 2017 for the said annual award-giving body.
Here are the Anvil titles that made it to the list:
Best Book of Short Fiction in English
- The Stories So Far by Jessica Zafra
Best Book of Fiction (Novel) in English
- The Music Child & The Mahjong Queen by Alfred A. Yuson
Best Book of Nonfiction Prose in English
- Lessons from Nationalist Struggle by Jose Dalisay Jr.
Best Anthology (Bilingual)
- Remembering/Rethinking EDSA by JPaul Manzanilla and Caroline Hau
- Elite: An Anthology by Caroline Hau; Katrina Tuvera; and Isabelita Reyes
Best Essays in English
- Basagan ng Trip by Lisandro Claudio
Best Book on Food
- The Expat Kitchen by Blanche Gallardo
- Via Mare: 40 Years by Glenda Barretto
- Philippine Food, Cooking and Dining Dictionary by Edgie Polistico
Best Book on History
- Orientalists, Propagandists, and Ilustrados by Megan Thomas
Best Book on Science
- Hotspot, Cool Country: Biodiversity in the Philippines by Almira Gilles
Best Book on Leisure
- Kwentaxi 2 by Mae Paner
Best Book on Professions
- Winning: Management Lessons Outside the Classroom by Management Association of the Philippines
Best Book on Art
- EIGA: Cinema in the Philippines During World War II by Nick Deocampo
The Philippine National Book Awards is distinguished as a major and secular Philippine literary award. It pays tribute “to excellent books written, designed, and published in the Philippines.”
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