The National Book Development Council Singapore (NBDCS) has issued a statement on the resignation of three judges from Singapore Literature Prize (SLP) Non-Fiction category. Here is the statement:
“The National Book Development Council Singapore (NBDCS) regrets the decision of three of the 36 judges involved in this year’s Singapore Literature Prize (SLP) to resign in protest of the recent decision of the National Library Board (NLB) to withdraw and pulp three children’s book titles.
However the NBDCS would like to clarify its relationship with the NLB. Neither organisation is involved in the day-to-day decision making of the other.