Scholastic Asian Book Award

The Scholastic Asian Book Award (SABA) is a joint initiative between the National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS) and Scholastic Asia. To promote Asian experiences and expression in creative and innovative forms, this award recognises writers of Asian origin whose manuscripts have the potential to share uniquely Asian experiences of life, spirit, and thinking with the rest of the world.

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Scholastic Asian Book Award

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For more information, please visit www.scholasticbookaward.asia.

2018 ENTRY FORM (PDF)

2018 Entry Form and Rules & Regulations (PDF)

Winners & Shortlists

2016

Winner

Codex: The Lost Treasure of the Indus by Aditi Krishnakumar (India)

1st Runner-Up

Chasing Freedom by Tina Cho (South Korea)

2nd Runner-Up

Island Girl by Ho Lee Ling, Stephanie (Singapore)

Shortlist

The Budding Traveller by Golda Mowe (Malaysia)

Dragonflies, Jigsaws and a Rainbow by Varsha Seshan (India)

2014

Winner

What Things Mean by Sophia Lee (Philippines)

1st Runner-Up

Sula's Voyage by Catherine Torres (Philippines)

2nd Runner-Up

Robin and the Case of the Summer Camp Kidnapping by Vivek Bhanot (India)

Shortlist

Dragonhearted: The Fine Spell of Words Alone by Thia Shi Min (Singapore)

Ergo Sum by Aditi Krishnakumar (India)

 

2012

Winner
Bungee Cord Hair by Ching Yeung Russell (US) 

Runner up 
The Locked Up Boy by Pauline Loh Tuan Lee (Singapore)

2nd Runner up
Hidden in Plain Sight by Ang Su-Lin (Singapore)

3rd Runner up
Double Take by Katherine Seow (Singapore)

2011

Winner

Book Uncle and Me by Uma Krishnaswami

Runner up 
The Girl Mechanic of Wanzhou by Marjorie Sayer 

2nd Runner up
The Mudskipper by Ovidia Yu Tsin-Yuen

Shortlisted

Kingfisher by Chee Siew Hoong 
The Last Hero of Orion by Farooq Jamil Alvi 
Kam’s Schoolfish Rolls by Sue Flotow 
The Kumquat Code by Yat-Yee Chong
The Zone Kate by Whitehead
These Enchanted Woods by Margaret Lim Hui Lian
Backyard Banzai Chicken Warriors by Kimi Takazawa