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Philippine National Book Awards

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The Philippine National Book Awards, or simply the National Book Awards, is a Philippine literary award sponsored by the NBDB (National Book Development Board) and the MCC (Manila Critics' Circle). It is the national book award of the Philippines. Since 1982 until 2008 the yearly awards was given by the Manila Critics' Circle. Then, in 2008, the administration of the award changed hands to the NBDB. The award is also distinguished as a major and secular Philippine literary award that is not a manuscripts contest. The award categories include:

Literary Division

  • Best Novel in a Philippine Language (Juan C. Laya Award)
  • Best Novel in a Foreign Language (Juan C. Laya Award)
  • Best in Literary Criticism / Literary History
  • Best in Nonfiction Prose
  • Best in Graphic Literature
  • Best in Poetry
  • Non-Literary Division

  • Best in the Professions Category
  • Best in the Social Sciences Category
  • Best in the Art Category
  • Best in the Design Category
  • References

    Philippine National Book Awards Wikipedia