Singapore Literature Prize

This biennial competition is open to Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents whose works of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction have been published in Singapore or abroad during specified period of time in any of Singapore’s four official languages — English, Chinese, Malay, or Tamil.

Singapore Literature Prize

The Singapore Literature Prize carries an award of $10,000 for the winner in each of the four languages for all three categories. In addition, the winners will be awarded with a specially commissioned plaque.

Objectives:

The Singapore Literature Prize is supported by the National Arts Council and various sponsors and partners.

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BRONZE SPONSOR
 

OFFICIAL BOOKSTORE

Little India Shopkeepers
and Heritage Association

Singapore Press Holdings
Foundation

MPH Bookstores
 

 

2016 Announcement Press Release (PDF)

2016 Record Submissions Press Release (PDF)

2016 Official Bookstore Press Release (PDF)

Presenting the 2016 Singapore Literature Prize WINneRS AND shortlists!

2016 WINNERS & Shortlists

English Fiction

Chinese Fiction

Malay Fiction

Tamil Fiction

English Poetry

Chinese Poetry

Malay Poetry

Tamil Poetry

English Non-Fiction

Chinese Non-Fiction

Malay Non-Fiction

Tamil Non-Fiction

Past Winners & Shortlists

Shortlists are listed in no order of merit:
2014 | 2012 | 2010 | 2008 | 2006 | 2004 | 2000 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995 | 1994 | 1993 | 1992

2014 Winners & Shortlists

English Fiction

Chinese Fiction

Malay Fiction

Tamil Fiction

English Poetry

Chinese Poetry

Malay Poetry

Tamil Poetry

English Non-Fiction

Chinese Non-Fiction

Malay Non-Fiction

Tamil Non-Fiction

2012 Winners & Shortlists

English Books

Chinese Books

Malay Books

Tamil Books

2010 Winners & Shortlists

English Books

Chinese Books

Malay Books

Tamil Books

2008 Winners & Shortlists

English Books

Chinese Books

Malay Books

Tamil Books

2006 Winners & Shortlists

English Books

Chinese Books

Malay Books

Tamil Books

2004 Winners & Shortlists

English Books

Chinese Books

Malay Books

Tamil Books

The Dymocks Singapore Literature Prize 2000

Winner: A River of Roses by Rex Shelley

1998 Winners

Fiction

1997 Winner

Poetry

Merit: Driving into Rain by Paul Tan

1996 Winners

Fiction

1995 Winners

Poetry

1994 Winners

Fiction

1993 Winners

Poetry

Drama

1992 Winners

Fiction

Downloads

SLP 2016 Official Press Release (0.19 MB pdf)
SLP 2016 Record Submissions Press Release (0.19 MB pdf)
SLP 2016 Official Bookstore Press Release (0.19 MB pdf)
SLP 2016 Rules & Regulations (English) (0.28 MB pdf)
SLP 2016 Rules & Regulations (Chinese) (0.33 MB pdf)
SLP 2016 Rules & Regulations (Malay) (0.17 MB pdf)
SLP 2016 Rules & Regulations (Tamil) (0.06 MB pdf)
SLP 2016 Entry Form (0.10 MB pdf)
2014 Shortlist and Winners (0.43 MB pdf)
2012 Shortlist (0.11 MB jpg)
2010 Shortlist (2.36 MB pdf)
2008 Shortlist (2.10 MB pdf)
2006 Shortlist (1.48 MB pdf)