Singapore Literature Prize is considered to be Singapore’s top literary award. For the first time in the history of these awards, they will be held online on August 28th, 2020 at 8 p.m.
The shortlist includes 52 works in 12 categories across three genres, fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction. Furthermore, it also includes works in four languages Chinese, Malay, English and Tamil. The top award in these categories includes a cash prize of S$3,000 and a special plaque. Interestingly, more than half of the writers have been shortlisted for the first time, while five will contest in two different categories.