Here are the winners of the first Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards, announced today at United We Read: The 2nd Filipino ReaderCon.

Congratulations to:

Children’s picture book:
But That Won’t Wake Me Up! by Annie and Anelka Lumbao and Liza Flores (Adarna House)

Chick lit:
Fairy Tale Fail by Mina V. Esguerra

Novel in English:
Ilustrado by Miguel Syjuco (Anvil)

Novel in Filipino:
Ang Huling Dalagang Bukid at ang Authobiography na Mali by Jun Cruz-Reyes (Anvil)

Comics/graphic novel:
KikoMachine Komiks Blg6 by Manix Abrera (Visprint)

Short story anthology:
Alternative Alamat edited by Paolo Chikiamco (Rocket Kapre and Flipside)

Essay anthology:
It’s A Mens World by Bebang Siy (Anvil)

Poetry anthology:
Off the Beaten Track: Tulaan sa Tren 2 (NBDB, Vibal Foundation)

Meanwhile, my ReaderCon reportage will have to wait until we get the official event photos. The day was a resounding success, thanks to all the hardworking volunteers, our event partners, and Filipino readers!

The 2nd Filipino ReaderCon was held in partnership with Filipinas Heritage Library (FHL) and National Book Development Board (NBDB), and sponsored by Scholastic, Lampara Books, McDonald’s, Flipreads, Anvil Publishing, Hachette Philippines, Amici Philippines, OMF Literature and Adarna House.