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2 HAU-published works bag honors in national book awards

ANGELES CITY -- Two works published by Holy Angel University (HAU) bagged honors in the 32nd National Book Awards.

“Gale at Gosu” took home the top prize in the Best Book of Nonfiction Prose in Kapampangan category while “Kawatásan: Obrang Poeta Laureado” won in the Best Book of Poetry in Kapampangan category.

Penned by Cris Cadiang, “Gale at Gosu,” is a compilation of vernacular songs that honor various saints.

“I thank the Center for Kapampangan Studies of HAU, Dos Garcia who did the book lay out, Porfessor Mey Lansangan for enhancing the music of the Liturgy, Mr. Tess Wilkerson, and fathers and brothers of the Servants of the Risen Christ Monastic Community,” Cadiang said.

Moreover, Joel Pabustan Mallari’s “Kawatásan: Obrang Poeta Laureado” is an anthology featuring the works of all crowned Kapampangan poets.

“I dedicate this to all poets and writers of the vernacular,” Mallari said.

National Book Awards is an annual accolade given by National Book Development Board and the Manila Critics Circle that aims to strengthen book development--and all aspects of it, including the promotion of reading, writing, publishing and most things related to books in the Philippines.

Date Posted: 11-07-2013