Far Eastern University Publications won in two categories in the 39th National Book Awards held on Saturday, July 30. The much-anticipated event returned after two years of being postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mindanao Harvest 4 by Jaime An Lim, Christine F. Godinez-Ortega, Ricardo M. De Ungria (Editors) was awarded Best Anthology in English. Mindanao Harvest 4 is a sequel to a couple of earlier volumes published more than thirty years ago and long out of print. The anthology gathers the poetry, fiction, essays, and drama of sixty established but mostly young emerging writers addressing Mindanao themes like war and conflict, cultural beliefs and practices, Muslim-Christian interrelations, folk traditions, ecological degradation, and ethnic identity issues.
Meanwhile, Walk Manila by Lorelei DC de Viana bagged the Best Book on Humor, Sports, and Lifestyle. Walk Manila is a walking tour book that showcases the buildings, houses, monuments, and other architectural sites that capture Manila’s history, influence, and culture. It comes with maps and tours developed by the FEU Guides. FEU Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs Gianna R. Montinola and FEU Center of the Arts Director Martin Lopez supervised the book’s design.
The two books are available for purchase via the Shoppee and Lazada pages of Tams Bookstore.