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YA novel set in Duterte's 'drug war' among finalists in 2019 National Book Awards

Oct 09, 2019 - 1:40 PM

'Patron Saints of Nothing' tells the story of a Filipino-American who comes back home after a cousin is killed in Duterte's 'drug war'

FINALIST. The YA novel, written by Filipino-American Randy Ribay, is a finalist in this year's National Book Awards. File photo by Rappler

Finding salvation through the patron saints of nothing

Sep 28, 2019 - 5:34 PM

Randy Ribay’s 'Patron Saints of Nothing' – which looks at Duterte’s war on drugs from a Filipino-American teenager's point of view – is longlisted in the National Book Awards 2019 for Young People's Literature in the U.S.

From Mt. Cloud Bookshop's Facebook page

38th National Book Awards opens nominations

Jul 08, 2019 - 1:10 PM

PRESS RELEASE: All National Book Development Board (NBDB)-registered publishers and self-published authors are welcome to submit their nominations. Books in Filipino or English published in 2018 are eligible for the award

Leloy Claudio wins 2019 George McTavish Kahin Book Prize

Jan 19, 2019 - 2:00 PM

The Kahin Prize is given biennially to an 'outstanding scholar of Southeast Asian studies from any discipline or country specialization to recognize distinguished scholarly work on Southeast Asia beyond the author's first book'

FULL LIST: 37th National Book Awards winners

Nov 06, 2018 - 4:14 PM

The National Book Development Board and the Manila Critics Circle have announced 2017's best books published in the Philippines

Deadline extended: Nominations for the 37th National Book Awards

Jul 11, 2018 - 4:33 PM

PRESS RELEASE: All entries and required attachments must be submitted to the NBDB office on or before July 20, 2018 at 5 pm. Books mailed from outside Metro Manila will be accepted if postmarked July 20, 2018.

Filipino Scholastic Asian Book Award winners: The voyage of writing

Jul 03, 2014 - 1:27 PM

Sophia Lee and Catherine Torres open up about the challenge of creative writing as well as the inspiration behind their award winning work

Vitug's 'Hour Before Dawn' wins Nat'l Book Award

Oct 31, 2013 - 9:20 PM

Rappler editor at large Marites Dañguilan Vitug s book on the darkest hour of the Philippine Supreme Court is Best Book of Non fiction Prose in English

Books by Rappler editors among award finalists

Aug 23, 2013 - 10:36 AM

Maria A Ressa s 10 Days 10 Years: From Bin Laden to Facebook and Marites Dañguilan Vitug s Hour Before Dawn: The Fall and Uncertain Rise of the Philippine Supreme Court make it to the National Book Award list

Books populi: Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards

Aug 15, 2013 - 3:00 PM

Image caption: Logo of the Filipino Readers Choice Awards

FOR BOOKS, FOR READERS, FOR FILIPINO WRITERS. What books are people reading, and what are they enjoying the most?

Fiction in 150 words and other Nat'l Book Awards winners

Nov 19, 2012 - 5:27 PM

75 book finalists published in 2011 competed for about 2 dozen major prizes special awards and citations in the literary and non literary divisions of the 31st National Book Awards

SHORT FICTION IN FILIPINO. Award-winning writer Abdon Balde Jr wins his 4th National Book Awards prize. All photos and videos by Voltaire Tupaz