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Habit of Shores: Filipino Poetry and Verse from English, 60s to the 90s

Gemino Abad

Winner, National Book Award, Anthology, 1999

This book completes a monumental trilogy that will long stand as the definitive, most comprehensive compendium of Philippine poetry in English, offering the full range of creative output in this genre, from the earliest versifiers to the latest generation of the nation’s poets writing in or “from” English.

Quezon City: University of the Phillipines Press, 1999

ISBN: 971-542-216-0
693 pages

Hairtrigger Loves: 50 Poems on Woeman

Alfred Yuson

Winner, Manila Critics Circle Members’ Award, 2003

“Alfred A. Yuson’s trademark macho wordplay delights once more in a collection that bites, but tenderly. Intoxicated by women, his personae map a graceful arc from tormented adoration, to lovelorn sparring, to the serene recognition of the woman as reflection, as mirror. Hairtrigger Loves telescopes the history of a heart into 50 poems that cast a solemn eye on loves—contemplated, labored, savored, lost—and achieves, in the woe-man’s discovery of the power to speak plainly, a sort of rueful majesty.”—Vince Groyon

Quezon City: University of the Phillipines Press, 2002

ISBN: 971-542-371-X
75 pages

Helping Our Children Do Well in School: 10 Successful Strategies from the Parents’ Best Practices Study of the Ateneo de Manila High School

Queena Lee-Chua, Ma. Isabel Sison-Dionisio

Winner, National Book Award, Education, 2004

What makes students do well in school? A survey of more than 500 parents of honor students, athletes, student leaders, and students excelling in extracurricular activities, yielded 10 simple strategies for good parenting. These simple strategies can be found in this book, as well as in the companion manual.

Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 2004

ISBN: 971-271-484-5
223 pages


Rosario Cruz Lucero

Winner, National Book Award, Fiction, 1990

“The essays, sketches, and stories in this collection were written during the breathing spaces that I could snatch as I tried to fulfill my functions (rather erratically) as mother of four, wage earner, and wife.”—Rosario Cruz Lucero

Manila: Babaylan Women’s Publishing Collective, 1990

ISBN: 971-860-502-9
94 pages

History and Society in the Novels of Ramon Muzones

Ma. Cecilia Locsin-Nava

Winner, National Book Award, Literary Studies, 2001

A study of how biography, literary tradition, and social history intersect, showing how outstanding Hiligaynon writer Ramon Muzones reacted to the socioeconomic and political changes during his time. The book considers over a hundred primary texts in order to account for the dominance of the romance mode in the Hiligaynon novel, the Ilonggo writers’ attraction for the supernatural, and the tradition of feisty women characters.

Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2001

ISBN: 971-550-378-0
201 pages

History of the Bisayan People in the Philippine Islands: Evangelization and Culture at the Contact Period

Ignacio Francisco Alcina, SJ

Winner, National Book Award, Translation, 2002

Translated by Cantius J. Kobak, OFM and Lucio Gutierrez, OP

“Francisco Ignacio Alcina is clearly one of the main sources of information about our 17th-century past. To even dream that Alcina’s nine-book encyclopedia can be translated into modern English is itself worthy of commendation. To actually achieve the translation even only of the first volume of the first book of the first part of Alcina’s masterpiece is really something.”—National Book Awards citation

Manila: University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 2002

ISBN: 971-506-199-0

History of the Burgis

Mariel Francisco, Fe Maria Arriola

Winner, National Book Award, History, 1987

This book “is all about how the elite made it to the top of the pile.”

Manila: GCF Books, 1987

ISBN: No Record
200 pages


Jaime Zobel

Winner, National Book Award, Art, 1994

Book design by Francisco Dopy Doplon

“This book is the sum total of nature-related themes which have always interested me—The Sea, Leaves, Flowers, and Rocks. My pleasure in taking photographs is intimately related to my desire to share my vision with others. I have asked four friends of mine to write what they felt as they scanned my photographs.”—Jaime Zobel

Makati City: Ayala Foundation, 1994

ISBN: 971-855-116-1
277 pages

Household Antiques and Heirlooms

Felice Prudente Sta. Maria

Winner, National Book Award, Art, 1983

Photography by Ben A. Laxina

This book by Felice Sta. Maria inventories the contents of a late-19th century and early-20th century house. The possessions of the rich were dazzling indeed! The writer places the furniture, lamps, glassware, china and silver, art and decorations, toys and clothes, and kitchenware in the context of our ancestors’ gracious and festive lifestyle. How disconcerting to find out that we imported everything from bathtubs to thimbles—and that the imports were hardly Europe’s or America’s best!

Manila: GCF Books, 1983

ISBN: No Record
303 pages

How Do You Know Your Pearls Are Real? On Single Parenthood and Other Ms. Adventures

Barbara Gonzalez

Winner, National Book Award, Essay, 1991

This single mother’s story, together with her children’s revealing testimonies, brims with honesty and courage. Recognizing the growing phenomenon of single parenthood in the country, the book provides rich and poignant insights valuable to those struggling with the same situation.

Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 1991

ISBN: 971-270-142-5
300 pages

Huling Ptyk: Da Art of Nonoy Marcelo

Pandy Aviado, Sylvia Mayuga, Dario Marcelo

Winner, National Book Award, Special Interest, 2005

This is a book put together by friends of cartoonist Nonoy Marcelo after he passed away unexpectedly in 2002. Text in English and Filipino.

Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 2005

ISBN: 971-271-583-3
202 pages

Hunyango sa Bato

Abdon Balde Jr

Winner, National Book Award/Juan C. Laya Award, Fiction in a Philippine Language, 2004

“Niyayanig ng Hunyango sa Bato ang burukrasya ng korupsiyon, ang sikolohiya ng mapagsapalaran, at ang literatura ng kagila-gilalas. Kumapit, dahil hindi na mapipigil ang ragasa ni Abdon M. Balde Jr. sa larangan ng kathang Filipino.”—Roberto T. Añonuevo

Manila: University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 2004

ISBN: 971-506-301-2
162 pages