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)[1] and the MCC (Manila Critics' Circle). It is the national book award of the Philippines. The yearly awards have been given since 1982 by the Manila Critics' Circle, starting in 2008 the administration of the award changed to the NBDB. 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)
  • Literary Criticism / Literary History
  • Nonfiction Prose
  • Graphic Literature
  • Poetry

Non-Literary Division

  • Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Art
  • Design

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