The Singapore Literature Prize will be open to non-fiction literary works from 2014, announced Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong at the 2012 Singapore Literature Prize Awards Ceremony on Friday.

Mr Wong, who is also the Senior Minister of State for Communication and Information, said the initiative will highlight and recognise outstanding non-fiction works produced by Singaporeans and would encourage more writers to step forward with their contributions.

He added that it was timely move, and that it would recognise a greater pool of talent and their works.