Singapore Literature Prize 2020

Singapore Literature Prize 2020


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Established in 1992, the Singapore Literature Prize (SLP) is Singapore's top literary prize, with more than 80 past winners. The prize is a biennial competition open to Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents whose works of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction have been published in Singapore or abroad during a specified period of time. The work can be published in any of Singapore's four official languages — Chinese, English, Malay, or Tamil.

Congratulations to the winners and merit winners of the Singapore Literature Prize 2020!

Chinese
《形成爱》(Love Comes Into Shape) by 吴耀宗 Gabriel Wu (Poetry)
《达哥打》(dakota) by 黄凯德 Wong Koi Tet (Creative Nonfiction)
《豹变》(Black Panther) by 黄凯德 Wong Koi Tet (Fiction)
《建国》(Kian Kok) by 谢裕民 Chia Joo Ming (Fiction)

English
Gaze Back by Marylyn Tan (Poetry)
Pulp II: A Visual Bibliography of the Banished Book by Shubigi Rao (Creative Nonfiction)
Nimita's Place by Akshita Nanda (Fiction)
Lion City by Ng Yi-Sheng (Fiction)

Malay
Sepatu Mimpi (Dream Shoes) by Samsudin Said (Poetry)
Falsafah Pengkaryaan Melayu Singapura (The Philosophy of Singapore Malay Creative Writing Process) by Mohamed Pitchay Gani Mohamed Abdul Aziz (Creative Nonfiction)
Labirin Al Maut (Labyrinth of Al Maut) by Noor Aisya Buang (Fiction) (Co-Merit Winner)
Tunjuk Langit (Pointing the Sky) by Jamal Ismail (Fiction) (Co-Merit Winner)

Tamil
இத்தாலியனாவது சுலபம் (It is Easy to be an Italian) by சித்துராஜ் பொன்ராஜ் Sithuraj Ponraj (Poetry)
வாழைமர நோட்டு (Banana Money) by வ ஹேமலதா V. Hemalatha (Creative Nonfiction)
மரயானை (The Wooden Elephant) by சித்துராஜ் பொன்ராஜ் Sithuraj Ponraj (Fiction) (Co-Merit Winner)
வண்டியும் ஒரு நாள் ஓடத்திலேறும் (Carriage will also board the Barge a day) by யூசுப் ராவுத்தர் ரஜித் Yousuf Rowther Rajid (Fiction) (Co-Merit Winner)

Congratulations to the winners of the Readers' Favourite 2020!
《风向鸡 - 李宁强的摄影诗》(Lee Leng Kiong's Photography Poetry Book) by 李宁强 Lee Leng Kiong (Chinese)
Lost at 15, Found at 50: Travel, trials & tribulations in foreign lands by Ashwini Devare (English)
Warna Sebuah Rahsia (The Colour of Secret) by Peter Augustine Goh (Malay)
வண்டியும் ஒரு நாள் ஓடத்திலேறும் (Carriage will also board the Barge a day) by யூசுப் ராவுத்தர் ரஜித் Yousuf Rowther Rajid (Tamil)

Sepatu Mimpi (Dream Shoes)

Sepatu Mimpi (Dream Shoes)

Samsudin Said

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Winner of the Singapore Literature Prize 2020 (Malay, Poetry) Sepatu Mimpi diukir dalam bentuk “simplistik” yang menggagumkan, menggunakan diksi, i...

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GAZE BACK
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GAZE BACK

Marylyn Tan

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Winner of the Singapore Literature Prize 2020 (English, Poetry) What do we expect of an unapologetically female author? What do we expect of consum...

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வாழைமர நோட்டு (Banana Money)
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வாழைமர நோட்டு (Banana Money)

ஹேமா Hema

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Winner of the Singapore Literature Prize 2020 (Tamil, Creative Nonfiction) ‘வாழைமர நோட்டு’ சிங்கப்பூரில் ஜப்பானிய ஆதிக்கத்தின் போது நடந்த நிகழ்வுகள...

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达哥打 (dakota)
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达哥打 (dakota)

黄凯德 Wong Koi Tet

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Winner of the Singapore Literature Prize 2020 (Chinese, Creative Nonfiction) 《达哥打》是一本写给童年的乡愁之书,收录了19篇相关的散文和插画,即是个人情感的切面,也是集体记忆的展现,更是新加坡历史与土地变迁的见证。作...

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Pulp II: A Visual Bibliography of The Banished Book
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Pulp II: A Visual Bibliography of The Banished Book

Shubigi Rao

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Winner of the Singapore Literature Prize 2020 (English, Creative Nonfiction) The focus of Shubigi Rao’s ongoing Pulp project is the history of book...

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Labirin Al Maut (Labryinth of Al Maut)

Labirin Al Maut (Labryinth of Al Maut)

Noor Aisya Buang

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Co-Merit Winner of the Singapore Literature Prize 2020 (Malay, Fiction) Labirin Al Maut adalah kumpulan cerpen yang menampilkan cerpen-cerpen denga...

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Tunjuk Langit (Pointing the Sky)

Tunjuk Langit (Pointing the Sky)

Jamal Ismail

$18.00

Co-Merit Winner of the Singapore Literature Prize 2020 (Malay, Fiction) Novel, Tunjuk Langit, menceritakan kisah sekumpulan warga emas berbilang ba...

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வண்டியும் ஒரு நாள் ஓடத்திலேறும் (Carriage will also board the Barge a day)

வண்டியும் ஒரு நாள் ஓடத்திலேறும் (Carriage will also board the Barge a day)

Yousuf Rowther Rajid

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Co-Merit Winner of the Singapore Literature Prize 2020 (Tamil, Fiction)Winner of the Readers' Favourite 2020 (Tamil) வண்டியும் ஓரு நால் ஓடதில் எறும...

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豹变 (Black Panther)

豹变 (Black Panther)

黄凯德 Wong Koi Tet

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Co-Winner of the Singapore Literature Prize 2020 (Chinese, Fiction) 《豹变》收集了黄凯德过去创作发表的十部短篇小说,除了在本地报章发表之外,部分短篇小说也曾被翻译刊载在外国的文学平台。从殖民地年代跨越到独立建国时期,小说里的故...

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建国 (Kian Kok)

建国 (Kian Kok)

谢裕民 Chia Joo Ming

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Co-Winner of the Singapore Literature Prize 2020 (Chinese, Fiction) 小说通过男主角建国在2015年12月31日,回溯SG50这一年,以及他在这半世纪的生活与国家的发展。建国生于1959年,这一年新加坡成为自治邦,父亲便为他取名...

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Lion City

Lion City

Ng Yi-Sheng

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Co-Winner of the Singapore Literature Prize 2020 (English, Fiction)Winner of the Singapore Book Awards Best Literary Work 2019 A man learns that al...

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Nimita's Place

Nimita's Place

Akshita Nanda

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Co-Winner of the Singapore Literature Prize 2020 (English, Fiction)Finalist for the Epigram Books Fiction Prize 2017 It is 1944 in India and Nimita...

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A Gathering of Themes
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A Gathering of Themes

Edwin Thumboo

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Shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize 2020 (English, Poetry) This collection contains literary pioneer Prof Edwin Thumboo’s latest works. ...

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An Epic Of Durable Departures

An Epic Of Durable Departures

Jason Wee

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Shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize 2020 (English, Poetry) This new poetry collection stands as a record of a friendship between two art...

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Bury What We Cannot Take
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Bury What We Cannot Take

Kirstin Chen

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Shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize 2020 (English, Fiction) The day San San and her brother Ah Liam’s lives are forever changed is the d...

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Delayed Rays of a Star

Delayed Rays of a Star

Amanda Lee Koe

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Shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize 2020 (English, Fiction) When a photographer captures Marlene Dietrich, Anna May Wong and Leni Riefen...

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GOD(A)

GOD(A)

Jamal Ismail

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Shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize 2020 (Malay, Fiction) GOD(A), kumpulan 10 buah cerpen yang pasti akan menggoda pembaca dengan cerita...

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Hard at Work: Life in Singapore

Hard at Work: Life in Singapore

Gerard Sasges, Ng Shi Wen

$38.00

Shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize 2020 (English, Creative Nonfiction) In Hard at Work, 60 people talk about work and life in Singapore...

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How We Disappeared
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How We Disappeared

Lee Jing-Jing

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Shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize 2020 (English, Fiction)Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2020 Japanese troops invade Mala...

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Langkah Langkah Langka (Unique Steps)

Langkah Langkah Langka (Unique Steps)

Mohd Khair Bin Mohd Yasin

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Shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize 2020 (Malay, Poetry) Langkah-Langkah Langka adalah kumpulan puisi oleh seniman Mohd Khair Mohd Yasin...

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Lost at 15, Found at 50: Travel, trials & tribulations in foreign lands

Lost at 15, Found at 50: Travel, trials & tribulations in foreign lands

Ashwini Devare

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Shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize 2020 (English, Creative Nonfiction)Winner of the Readers' Favourite 2020 (English) From the Soviet U...

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Mengasah Kalam: Membina Kritikan Sastera di Singapura (Jilid 1) (Sharpening the Pen, Volume 1)

Mengasah Kalam: Membina Kritikan Sastera di Singapura (Jilid 1) (Sharpening the Pen, Volume 1)

Suratman Markasan

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Shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize 2020 (Malay, Creative Nonfiction) Isi kumpulan “Mengasah Kalam” adalah mengenai tiga esei jang saja ...

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Modern Myths

Modern Myths

Clara Chow

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Shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize 2020 (English, Fiction) Figures from Greek mythology take up residence in contemporary Singapore in ...

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parsetreeforestfire
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parsetreeforestfire

Hamid Roslan

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Shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize 2020 (English, Poetry) parsetreeforestfire is a bilingual book of poetry with Singlish occupying one...

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Rayuan pada Hujan

Rayuan pada Hujan

Maarof Salleh

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Shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize 2020 (Malay, Poetry) Kumpulan 100 sajak, Rayuan Pada Hujan, mengetengahkan tema yang merangkumi peme...

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Right of the Soil
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Right of the Soil

Yong Shu Hoong

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Shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize 2020 (English, Poetry) The Latin phrase jus soli is an unconditional right to citizenship for a pers...

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