In 12 categories, the 2022 biennial Singapore Literature Prize winners are drawn from 43 writers in Tamil, Malay, Chinese, and English.
The pool of submissions for this biennial prize was smaller this year than in 2020, an effect, organizers say, of the pandemic on publishing.
The first Singapore Translation Symposium includes a lifetime achievement award for two prominent leaders in Malay and Chinese studies.
The Singapore Book Council hosts a new biennial round of the Malay literature awards, yielding six honors, one of them posthumous.
The Singapore Literature Prize program honors work in the four official languages of the island nation: Chinese, English, Malay, and Tamil.
The annual Asian Festival of Children’s Content–itself postponed to October–this year takes its illustration show online with 13 nations’ illustrators represented in the curated collection.
As the Singapore Book Council turns 50th, executive director William Phuan cheers its accomplishments and talks about promoting the country’s literature.
The latter part of the week sees the ninth Asian Festival of Children’s Content in Singapore with the island nation itself as Country of Focus, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Singapore Book Council.
The three-day Asian Festival of Children’s Content this year features two awards programs and days of conference programming for attendees, amid 50th anniversary observances for the Singapore Book Council.
In Chinese, English, Malay, and Tamil, the Singapore Literature Prizes are conferred every other year in categories of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. The Singapore Book Council, announcing the winners tonight, is celebrating its 50th year of service.