The UST Publishing House has been awarded Publisher of the Year by the National Book Development Board and the Manila Critics Circle for 2011.
The award was presented by eminent scholar and Manila Critics Circle founding member Dr. Isagani R. Cruz, and National Book Development Board (NBDB) chair Neni Sta. Romana Cruz at the 30th National Book Awards held on November 12, 2011 at the Marble Hall of the National Museum. Deputy Director John Jack G. Wigley accepted the award on behalf of the UST Publishing House.
Titles published by the UST Publishing House were also honored, with nominations in the Literary Criticism/Literary History category for Rolando Tolentino’s Gitnang Uring Fantasya at Material na Kahirapan sa Neoliberalismo and Gemino Abad’s Imagination’s Way: Essays Critical and Personal; and Fidelito Cortes’ Everyday Things in the Poetry division.
Romulo Baquiran Jr.’s Sagad sa Buto: Hospital Diary at Iba Pang Sanaysay bagged the award for the Nonfiction Prose category, while Charlson Ong’s Blue Angel, White Shadow won the Juan C. Laya Prize for Fiction.
This is the third time that the UST Publishing House bagged the Publisher of the Year award. It previously won the award in 2003 and 2004.