Books from the Ateneo University Press receive the National Book Award honors
November 23, 2016
Two books published by the Ateneo de Manila University Press will receive the National Book Award in an announcement made by the National Book Development Board and the Manila Critics Circle last Nov. 18, 2016.
Sa Mil Flores, May Isang Hostes at iba pang Kuwento by Rosario de Guzman-Lingat and edited by Soledad S. Reyes will be awarded the Best Book of Short Fiction in Filipino. Reyes is a Professor Emeritus with the Ateneo’s Department of Interdisciplinary Studies.
Ronald Cruz’s The Cosmic Wild: Biology of Science Fiction will be named the Best Book on Science award. He is a marine biologist and an instructor with the Department of Biology.
The awarding ceremony will be held on Nov. 26 at the National Museum Auditorium.
The other finalists published by the Ateneo de Manila University Press were:
Kritikal na Espasyo ng Kulturang Popular edited by Rolando Tolentino and Gary Devilles
Lilok ng Lilo: Mga Tula by Lamberto E. Antonio
Poetry is: José Garcia Villa’s Philosophy of Poetry by Robert L. King
The Collected Stories of Jose Garcia Villa by Jonathan Chua
Antiquity, Archaeological Processes, and Highland Adaptation: The Ifugao Rice Terraces by Stephen B. Acabado
Poverty and Ecology at the Crossroads: Towards an Ecological Theology of Liberation in the Philippine Context by Reynaldo D. Raluto
Recognition: Examining Identity Struggles by Renante D. Pilapil
Dean Worcester’s Fantasy Islands: Photography, Film, and the Colonial Philippines by Mark Rice
State and Finance in the Philippines, 1898-1941: The Mismanagement of an American Colony by Yoshiko Nagano
Former winners of the National Book Award include Rey Ventura’s Cherry Blossoms in the Time of Earthquakes and Tsunami (Essays in English, 2015), Kristian Sendon Cordero’s Labi (Best Book of Poetry in Filipino, 2014) and Resty Mendoza Ceña’s Mga Angst ng Isang Di-mahapayang Gatang (Best Book of Nonfiction Prose in Filipino, 2013).