[Saturday Reads] Shortlist for the 2015 Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award


Myra here.

Every Saturday we hope to share with you our thoughts on reading and books. We thought that it would be good practice to reflect on our reading lives and our thoughts about reading in general. While on occasion, we would feature a few books in keeping with this, there would be a few posts where we will just write about our thoughts on read-alouds, libraries, reading journals, upcoming literary conferences, books that we are excited about, and just book love miscellany in general.

Shortlist for the Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award 2015

Several years back, I was invited to be one of the judges for the Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award, truly a prestigious literary award presented biennially to an outstanding published children’s book by a Singaporean author or authors. The winner will receive a cash prize amounting to $10,000. This year, six books have been shortlisted out of 63 submissions. The shortlist includes the following titles:

1. Hidden in Plain Sight, by Su-Lin Ang 

2. Letters to Aly, by Lee Ann 

3. The Mango Tree, by Hidayah Amin and Idris Ali 

4. Not in the Stars, by Pauline Loh 

5. The Rock and the Bird, by Chew Chia Shao Wei and Anngee Neo 

6. The Travel Diary of Amos Lee: Monkeying in Malaysia!, by Adeline Foo and Stephanie Wong 

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Based on the press release that has been shared with GatheringBooks by the National Book Development Council of Singapore:

The winner will be announced on 30 May during the Opening Ceremony of the Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) at the Mochtar Riady Auditorium at the Singapore Management University, and presented by Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs.

Congratulations to the shortlisted authors!

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