Singapore Literature Prize (SLP) 2010: Shortlist

The National Book Development Council of Singapore is pleased to announce the shortlisted works for the Singapore Literature Prize (SLP) 2010.

 The shortlisted titles are not listed in order of merit:

 English category

 1. The Proper Care of Foxes (Short Stories) by Wena Poon

 2. City of Small Blessings (Novel) by Simon Tay

 3. Means to an End (Poetry) by Toh Hsien Min

Chinese category

1. 爱城故事 (Short Stories) by Wang Wenxian (王文献)

2. 半存在 (Poetry) by Wu Yeow Chong (Gabriel Wu,吴耀宗)

3. 黄孟文微型小说自选集 (Short Stories) by Wong Meng Voon (黄孟文)

4. M40 (Novel) by Chia Joo Ming (谢裕民)

5. 爱的礼物 (Short Stories) by Ng Wai Choy (吴韦材)

Malay category

1. Sampai di Singgahsana Cinta (Poetry) by Johar Buang

2. Dalam Kehangatan Dakapan Senja (Novel) by Abdul Manaf Abdul Kadir (Manaf Hamzah)

3. Kelarai (Short Stories) by Noor Hasnah Adam

4. Satu Macam Penyakit (Short Stories) by Yazid Hussein

5. Di Perhentian Ini…Hijrahkanlah Diri (Poetry) by Azni Ismail (Jaka Budi)

Tamil category

1. Migration (Short Stories) by Sankar Jayanthi

2. Ayapulam (Novel) by Masilamani Anbalagan

3. Naanum Naanum (Poetry) by Marimuthu Arumugam Elango (Pichinikkadu Elango)       

4. Sangamam (Poetry) by Murugathasan

This prestigious writing award carries a cash prize of SGD 10,000 for the winner and is given to one outstanding published work in each of the four languages – English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil.

This biennial competition is open to Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents and is awarded for published works of fiction (novels and short stories) and poetry published between January 2008 and December 2009.

A total of 59 titles were submitted for the four languages: 23 English titles, 15 Chinese titles, 11 Malay titles and 10 Tamil titles.

The winners will be announced in an award ceremony in December 2010. Winners of the SLP will be awarded a cash prize of SGD 10,000. In the event that there is no winner for the Singapore Literature Prize, the judges may give Merit Prizes of SGD 5,000 each or Commendation Prizes of SGD 1,000 each instead. 

For enquiries, please contact:

Mr. Ramachandran

Executive Director

National Book Development Council of Singapore

T: 6848 8290 DID: 6848 8291, HP 9459 7154

E: rama@bookcouncil.sg

About the Singapore Literature Prize (SLP) 2010.

The SLP 2010 is organised by the National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS) with the support of the National Arts Council, the National Library Board and The Arts House. The SLP aims to achieve two objectives: 

  • To promote the Singapore literary talent through due recognition to outstanding published works by Singapore authors in any of the four official languages: English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil.
  • To stimulate public interest and support for creative writing in Singapore

About the National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS).

National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS) is a non-profit umbrella body inaugurated in 1969 to promote literary arts and publishing through a variety of interesting and innovative programmes. Its current objective is to establish and develop Singapore as the Asian centre for publishing and the literary arts.

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