Wash wins in the 29th National Book Awards

Wash: Only A Bookkeeper, a biography of SGV founder Washington SyCip, was declared a winner (non-fiction prose category) in the 29th National Book Awards following the announcement of winners on 13 November at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila. The biography was written by Dr. Jose Y. Dalisay and published by the SGV Foundation in 2009 on the occasion of Mr. SyCip’s 88th birthday.

The National Book Awards is an annual recognition given by the National Book Development Board and the Manila Critics Circle to recognize outstanding books written, designed and published in the Philippines. Nominees for this year’s National Book Awards include entries in fiction, literary criticism/literary history and graphic literature for the literary division; and professions, social sciences, art and design for the non-literary division.