Singapore Book Publishers Association honours publishers and authors for outstanding work in eight categories
The Singapore Book Publishers Association (SBPA) announced the winners of the 2016 Singapore Book Awards on 11 May 2016, at a gala dinner in Hotel Rendezvous Singapore. There were eight categories for the 2016 Awards, up from six categories in 2012, to take into account the growth and development of the publishing industry during this period.
The winners of the Singapore Book Awards were selected by a panel of judges representing different sectors of the book publishing value chain, and include authors, educators, celebrities who promote reading and bookstore directors.
“I am happy that “The Search” won the Best Children’s Title,” said Denon Lim, Executive Director of Lingzi Media. “Many thanks to my editorial and production team, as well as to my author Lee Kow Fong for writing this book.”
Edmund Wee, Publisher and CEO of Epigram Books, who won 4 out of the 8 award categories at the Book Awards. “I am proud that Epigram Books titles won some of the awards tonight,” he said. “I would also like to thank my staff who worked behind the scenes to produce the nominated titles. We will continue to work hard to raise the standards of book publishing in Singapore.”
Peter Schoppert, President of SBPA added, “It was a banner year for made-in-Singapore books. We hope tonight’s Book Awards winners will encourage more publishers to aspire to higher standards of publishing, and make reading Singapore books all the more exciting for Singaporeans”.
Here is the complete list of winners:
Best Fiction Title
The Ministry of Moral Panic (Publisher: Epigram Books)
Best Non-Fiction Title
Through the Lens of Lee Kip Lin: Photographs of Singapore 1965-1995 (Publisher: National Library Board and Editions Didier Millet)
Best Education Title
Singapore: The Making of a Nation-State, 1300-1975 (Publisher: Star Publishing)
Best Digital Work
The Colour Pencil (Publisher: Candid Creation)
Best Book Cover Design
The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye: Special Cover Edition (Publisher: Epigram Books)
Best Children’s Title
The Search (Publisher: Lingzi Media)
Best Young Adults’ Title
The Rock and The Bird (Publisher: Epigram Books)
Book Of The Year
The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye (Publisher: Epigram Books)