WORKS of Thomasian authors were among the Best Book awardees in the 38th National Book Awards.

Joselito de los Reyes, former chairman of UST’s Department of Literature and now coordinator of the Creative Writing program, won Best Book of Nonfiction Prose in Filipino for “Finding Teo: Tula/Talambuhay.”

Paul Castillo, a resident fellow of the UST Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies, bagged the Best Book of Poetry in Filipino for “Walang Iisang Salita.”

UST Publishing House authors Jovito Cariño and Joel Vega were also recognized in the annual literary awards.

Cariño, chairman of the philosophy department, received the Best Book in the Social Sciences for “Muni: Paglalayag sa Pamimilosopiyang Filipino.”

Vega, a two-time Palanca-awardee, won the Best Book of Poetry in English for “Drift.”

The National Book Awards, organized by the National Book Development Board and the Manila Critics Circle, recognizes works by outstanding writers and publishers in the Philippines annually.


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