Nine USTPH titles earn distinctions in 41st National Book Awards

In the 41st National Book Awards held on February 24, 2023, nine titles published by the UST Publishing House earned distinctions in various categories.

Research Center for Culture, Arts, and Humanities Director Assoc. Prof. Ma. Alexandria I. Chua, PhD won the “Best Book on Art” for Julio Nakpil Collected Works Volume 1: Vocal, Piano, and Chamber Music.

Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies (CCWLS) resident fellow and Department of Literature faculty member Assoc. Prof. Chuckberry J. Pascual, PhD won the “Best Translated Book in Filipino” for Miguel Syjuco’s Ilustrado. The same book also made it as a finalist for the “Best Book Design” award and it was designed by Sam Macaisa and Jhozelle Crooc.

Veteran journalist Vergel O. Santos won the “Best Book in Journalism” for Duterte Watch: Descent into Authoritarianism (Collected Commentaries).

Meanwhile, six more titles were recognized and stamped as finalists: The Lives of a Filipino/A High School Student, edited by Rolando B. Tolentino, Joselito D. Delos Reyes, and Ferdinand P. Jarin; Growing up Filipino 3: New Stories for Young Adults, edited by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard; All my Distances Point to Home by King Llanza; The Holy Wife: Stories of Extraordinary Love by Ting Pantoja Mañalac; Abangan: Mga Pambungas na Resepsiyon sa Kultura ng Teleserye by Louie Jon A. Sánchez; and Doing Phiosophy in the Philippines: The Thomasian Collection (1951-1959) Volume II, edited by Alfredo P. Co.

The National Book Awards are given annually by the Manila Critics Circle (MCC) and the National Book Development Board (NBDB).

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