1. Private Iris Case 18: The Programmer’s Puzzle, by Jaime Bautista and Arnold Arre, Blue Cow
2. Trese 4: Last Seen After Midnight, by Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo, Visprint
MANILA CRITICS CIRCLE SPECIAL PRIZE FOR AN EBOOK
1. Alternative Alamat, by Paolo Chikiamco, Flipside Digital Content Company
2. High Society, by Paolo Chikiamco and Hannah Buena, Flipside Digital Content Company
3. The Long Weekend: A Komix Novella, by Adam David, Flipside Digital Content Company
4. The Top 25 Power Words Every Call Center Agent Should Know, by Rye Gutierrez, Flipside Digital Content Company
Was also happy to see some familiar names nominated in this year's National Book Awards.
Jamie Bautista and Arnold Arre's PRIVATE IRIS is a finalist in the Graphic Literature category.
Paolo Chikiamco, my co-editor in Kwentillion, is a finalist for his Alternative Alamat anthology, which, by the way, has a Trese story. Paolo's comic book story "High Society" is also a finalist in the eBook category, as well as, Adam David's "The Long Weekend: A Komix Novella".
I do hope more people check out these books, as well as the other books nominated for the National Book Awards. Below is a link to the complete list of finalists.