Singapore Literature Prize 2010

The shortlisted works for the Singapore Literature Prize 2010 have been announced by the National Book Development Council of Singapore. There would be a cash prize of SGD 10,000 for the winner – given to one outstanding published work in each of the four languages (English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil). Final winners shall be announced at an award ceremony sometime in December 2010.

The shortlisted titles are the following (and they are not listed in order of merit):

English category
1.    The Proper Care of Foxes (Short Stories) Wena Poon
2.    City of Small Blessings (Novel)                   Simon Tay
3.    Means to an End (Poetry)                            Toh Hsien Min

Chinese category
1.   爱城故事(Short Stories)                                  Wang Wenxian(王文献)
2.    半存在(Poetry)                                                Wu Yeow Chong (Gabriel Wu,吴耀宗)
3.    黄孟文微型小说自选集(Short Stories)        Wong Meng Voon(黄孟文)
4.    M40 (Novel)                                                    Chia Joo Ming (谢裕民)
5.    爱的礼物(Short Stories)                                 Ng Wai Choy (吴韦材)

Malay category
1.   Sampai di Singgahsana Cinta (Poetry)                Johar Buang
2.   Dalam Kehangatan Dakapan Senja (Novel)       Abdul Manaf Abdul Kadir (Manaf                                                                                                    Hamzah)
3.   Kelarai (Short Stories)                                          Noor Hasnah Adam
4.   Satu Macam Penyakit (Short Stories)                 Yazid Hussein
5.   Di Perhentian Ini…Hijrahkanlah Diri (Poetry)  Azni Ismail (Jaka Budi)

Tamil category
1.   Migration (Short Stories)                          Sankar Jayanthi
2.   Ayapulam (Novel)                                      Masilamani Anbalagan
3.   Naanum Naanum (Poetry)                       Marimuthu Arumugam Elango
(Pichinikkadu Elango)
4.   Sangamam (Poetry)                                  Murugathasan

Congratulations to everyone!


Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

1 comment on “Singapore Literature Prize 2010

  1. Jack Sorenson

    Congratulations for sure to all.


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