The National Book Awards is yearly awarded by the National Book Development Board and the Manila Critics' Circle (MCC). The MCC is an organization of professional critics and newspaper columnists. Started by MCC in 1982, the administration of the award was transferred to NBDB in 2008.
The following lists the winners in the Fiction category, combining the winning titles for novels and short fiction in English and Filipino (Tagalog). The category is also awarded in other Philippines languages.
Utos ng Hari at Iba Pang Kuwento by Jun Cruz Reyes
Finalities: A Novelette and Five Short Stories by Edilberto K. Tiempo
The Praying Man by Bienvenido N. Santos
Oldtimer and Other Stories by Jose Y. Dalisay Jr.
Southern Harvest: A Collection of Stories by Renato E. Madrid
Tutubi, Tutubi, 'Wag Kang Magpahuli sa Mamang Salbahe by Jun Cruz Reyes
What the Hell For You Left Your Heart in San Francisco by Bienvenido N. Santos
State of War by Ninotchka Rosca
Planet Waves by Eric Gamalinda
Herstory by Rosario Cruz Lucero
Men of the East and Other Stories by Charlson L. Ong
Laro sa Baga by Edgardo M. Reyes
Killing Time in a Warm Place by Jose Y. Dalisay Jr.
Pagsalunga: Piniling Kuwento at Sanaysay by Rogelio R. Sicat
Tales for a Rainy Night by Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo
Eros, Thanatos, Cubao: Mga Piling Katha by Tony Perez
Penmanship and Other Stories by Jose Y. Dalisay Jr.
Kung Wala na ang Tag-araw / Ano Ngayon, Ricky? by Rosario de Guzman-Lingat
Bibliolepsy by Gina Apostol
Letting Go and Other Stories by Susan S. Lara
Lassitude and Other Stories by Carlos Cortes
Mens Rea and Other Stories by Lakambini Sitoy
Catch a Falling Star by Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo
A Normal Life and Other Stories by Reine Arcache Melvin
White Turtle by Merlinda Bobis
Etsa-Puwera by Jun Cruz Reyes
Life Before X and Other Stories by Angelo Rodriguez Lacuesta
My Sad Republic by Eric Gamalinda
Suite Bergamasque: The Boulevard Stories by Bobby Flores-Villasis
Smaller and Smaller Circles by F. H. Batacan
Testament and Other Stories by Katrina Tuvera
Daisy Nueve: Stories Weird, Wonderful, Whatever by Menchu Aquino Sarmiento
Feast and Famine: Stories of Negros by Rosario Cruz Lucero
Mayong ni Abdon M. Balde Jr.
The Sky Over Dimas by Vicente Garcia Groyon
Hunyango sa Bato by Abdon M. Balde Jr.
People on Guerrero Street by Leoncio P. Deriada
Women of Tammuz by Azucena Grajo Uranza
Cadena de Amor and Other Short Stories by Wilfrido D. Nolledo
On Cursed Ground and Other Stories by Vicente Garcia Groyon
Calvary Road: Mga Kuwento sa Balighong Panahon by Abdon M. Balde Jr.
White Elephants: Stories by Angelo Lacuesta
Ang Sandali ng mga Mata by Alvin B. Yapan
Maligayang Pagdating sa Sitio Catacutan: Mga Kuwentong Kasisindakan, Aklat 1 by Tony Perez
Malagim ang Gabi sa Sitio Catacutan: Mga Kuwentong Kasisindakan, Aklat 2 by Tony Perez
Pagluwas by Zosimo Quibilan Jr.
(H)istoryador(a) by Victor Emmanuel Carmelo D. Nadera Jr.
Banyaga: A Song of War by Charlson Ong
The Jupiter Effect by Katrina Tuvera
Mga Gerilya sa Powell Street by Benjamin Pimentel
The Revolution According to Raymundo Mata by Gina Apostol
Blue Angel, White Shadow by Charlson Ong
Lumbay ng Dila by Genevieve L. Asenjo (Citation)
Better Homes and Other Fictions: Collected Prose by Connie J. Maraan
100 Kislap by Abdon M. Balde Jr.
(List Of Winners)