TWENTY-EIGHT new books were unveiled by the UST Publishing House in a grand book launch on April 25 at the Tanghalang Teresita Quirino of the Benavides Building.
Director John Jack Wigley said the publishing house serves as an “intermingling of tradition and modernity.”
“We are proud to have been an instrumental in publishing works that have contributed to intellectual and cultural progress,” Wigley said.
“We have been consistently producing publications of high quality, mirroring the University’s goal of promoting a dialogue between faith and reason,” he added.
Deputy Director Ailil Alvarez reflected on the state of literature and publication in the country.
“I think this is a sign that publishing is alive and literature is pretty dynamic in our country. It’s not true that nobody reads, and it’s not true that nobody buys books,” she said.
The grand launch was held in line with World Literature Day last April 23 and National Literature Month.
The following titles were launched:
History and Culture:
- “Kulaboretor! The Issue of Political Collaboration During World War II” by Augusto de Viana
- “To the People Sitting in Darkness… and Other Footnotes of Our Past” and “The Camino Real to Freedom” by Jose Victor Torres
- “Learning from the Filipino Diaspora: Lessons of Resistance and Critical Intervention” by Epifanio San Juan, Jr.
- “400@800 A Tribute to the 8th Centenary of the Dominican Order (1216-2016)”
- “Dialogue, Light and Fire” by Crescencia Gabijan
- “Media and Religious Communication in Multi-cultural Asis: An Eclectic Research Agenda” by Binod Agrawal
- “Slivers of the Sky” by Ma. Ailil Alvarez
- “Artemio Tadena” by Gemino Abad and Myrna Pena-Reyes
- “Atonement” by Vaughan Rapatahana
- “Incision” by Allan Popa
- “Partly Cloudy” by Simeon Dumdum Jr.
- “Sanga sa Basang Lupaat iba pang kuwento” by Jim Pascual Agustin
- “Fictionary: Stories” by Jenny Ortuoste
- “Carnival of Hate: Stories” by Augusto Antonio Aguila
- “Magdalena” by Cecilia Mangerra Brainard
- “Mariposa Gang and Other Stories” by Catherine Torres
- “The Fish Pearl and Other Stories” by Antonio Enriquez
- “Looking for Polaris” by Dawn Laurente Marfil
- “Writing Naked: A Memoir” by Arnie Quibranza Mejia
- “Kami sa Lahat ng Mataba” by U.Z. Eliserio
- “Navel: n. the central point of a place” by Rica Bolipata Santos
- “Lieutenant Ramsey’s War” by Edwin Price Ramsey and Stephen Rivelle
- “Comprehensive Guide to Physical Examination” by Melvin Marcial
- “Kabataang Kulturang Popular”; “Indie Cinema”; “New Media” by Rolando Tolentino
- “Tatlong Dula: Adaptasyon” by Rody Vera