Database

A directory of writers, illustrators, editors, translators and publishers based in Singapore. If you’d like to be included in this database, please download the application form

This database is in the (long and drawn out) process of being edited and updated. So if you find that your favourite author’s name (or your own name!) is no longer appearing in the database, fear not! It will be back up soon.

Also please drop us an email at [email protected] if you would like to update your information in the database.

Editor
English,Non-fictio

She has worked as a writer and editor for about 30 years, both as a journalist and as a public communication officer for development organizations like WFP. UNDP and ADB. She has edited three magazines: Benchmark, Development Funds of Asia: Development Asia: and ADB Review. She has been a journalist in India, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Edited Materials: Numerous articles, 3 magazines, some newsletters, country-level development effective reports for ADB, a book of memoirs, etc.

Writer
English,Malay,Others,Children’

A mother of 3 teenage girls, aged 17, 16 and 12.  An experienced early childhood educator.  Won a merit award in the Mother Tongue Pre School Malay Language Teacher Award year 2014.  The only Singaporean writer involved in ‘Project 100 buku’ organized by Karangkraf, Malaysia.

Has since, published 2 children picture books, ‘Mana Ulat?’ and ‘Aduh! Sakitnya’

Publisher
Children’s,Magazine

English Corner publishes Singapore's first home-grown science comic magazine "Science Adventures" for children ages 4 to 12.

Publisher
English,Fiction,Non-fiction,Children’s,Young Adul

An independent publisher based in Singapore, Epigram Books is known for putting together well-designed and thought-provoking titles. It began as a division of the multiple award-winning communications design firm Epigram but registered as a separate entity in July 2011 to champion Singaporean literature. 

It is best known for the middle grade series, The Diary of Amos Lee, which has sold over 240,000 copies worldwide. Other landmark publications include translations of Cultural Medallion winners and new editions of out-of-print classic Singaporean novels.

Ministry of Moral Panic, a debut short story collection written by Amanda Lee Koe and published by Epigram Books, won the 2014 Singapore Literature Prize for English Fiction. 

Publisher
English,Fiction,Non-fiction,Poetr

Giving voice to emerging and exciting writers from diverse backgrounds, we help foster an environment in which literature and the arts not only survive, but thrive. In short, we nurture the growing literary community in Singapore and throughout the region.

That's why our authors and their ideas come first. By taking a collaborative approach to publishing, we bring each author‘s voice and vision to fruition. We are always open to new ideas: different ways of working and fresh ways of delivering the unparalleled satisfaction only a good book can bring.

Established in 1997, Ethos Books is an independent book publisher based in Singapore, and an imprint of Pagesetters Services Pte Ltd, a communications and design house. 

Publisher
English,Children’s,Educatio

Experiences & Experiments is a publisher of books written by 8 to 18 year olds, anchored on creative education pedagogy, as well as a publisher of books written by 19 to 90 year olds, anchored on creative education andragogy. 

Writer
English,Children’

Adeline, a Singaporean, is an MFA graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Asia. She has 18 books, with four national bestsellers. The Diary of Amos Lee: I Sit, I Write, I Flush! won the Red Dot award for Best Junior Fiction in 2009; it is also published by Hachette India and Lentera Hati Indonesia, and adapted for a TV series on MediaCorp kids’ channel – Jan to Mar 2012.

Illustrator
English,Fiction,Children’

Dominic likes to draw and paint. He paints a variety of stuff from sci-fi robots to cutesy characters. He is interested in collaborating with writers to further his own storytelling craft.

Illustrator
English,Chinese,Fiction,Children’

Ru Yi is an illustrator based in Singapore. She enjoys telling stories through illustrations. Armed with a passion for drawing, she has done several book illustrations for publishing companies such as Lingzi Media and Singapore Press Holdings. She looks forward to opportunities for collaboration and to produce more creative work.

Editor
English,Non-fictio

HAN Lian Siew is an editor with Cengage Learning Asia and manages manuscripts mainly in the disciplines of Business, Economics and the Social Sciences. He has experience in copy editing, proofreading, project management and content development. Lian Siew completed his PhD in Political Science from The University of Sydney in 2008.

Edited Materials: Tertiary-level textbooks, brochures, pamphlets and journal articles

Translator
English,Mala

Librarian by profession but would like to try translation work especially from Malay to English.

Writer
Tamil,Poetry,Children’

K.T.M. IQBAL (1940) has authored seven collections poetry and written over two hundred children’s songs for Radio Singapore’s programmes in the seventies to eighties, “ பாடிப் பழகுவோம் ” [ Let us sing ]. He has contributed poems, essays,  and short stories to the region’s leading newspapers and magazines. His poem “ தண்ணீர் ” ( Water) was selected for display in MRT trains  [1995] and for exhibition at EXPO 2000 in Hanover, Germany. His awards include Montblanc-NUS Centre for the Arts Literary Award (1996) , and South East Asia Write Award (2001) .

Writer
Malay,Fiction,Poetr

Isa Kamari graduated with B.Arch (Hons) from the National University of Singapore (1998), and M.Phil in Malay Letters from the Unviersiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (2008). He is currently Manager, Architecture with the Land Transport Authority, Singapore.

He has written seven novels in Malay: Satu Bumi, Kiswah, Tawassul, Menara, Atas Nama Cinta, Memeluk Gerhana and Rawa. Three were translated into English: One Earth (Satu Bumi), Intercession (Tawassul) and Nadra (Atas Nama Cinta). He also published two collections of poems, Sumur Usia and Munajat Sukma, a collection of short stories, Ketsa Minda and a collection of theatre scripts, Pintu. Isa also writes song lyrics and scripts for television drama serials and documentaries. 

Isa was conferred the S.E.A Write Award (2006), the Cultural Medallion, the highest Arts Awards in Singaproe (2007), and the Anugerah Tun Seri Lanang, the highest Malay Literary Award in Singapore (2009).

Writer
English,Tamil,Children’

I am a retired teacher who is interested in writing. At age of 60, I wrote my first book titled Jaden and the Rainbow, published by Partridge Publishing.

Translator
English,Others,Fiction,Non-fiction,Poetry,Children’s,Young Adult,Magazine

I am the CEO of Bookworm Translations and have spent the last 10 years translating various marketing and literary texts such as: books, brochures, websites, blogs, newsletters, art descriptions and loan agreements.  My agency also has over 1,000 freelance translators who speak over 50 languages. I have a Masters in Translation & Interpreting and a Diploma in Translation from the Institute of Linguists.

Editor
English,Non-fictio

As editor, she was involved in editing of manuscripts for journal publication and books containing papers from conferences as well as teaching packages. As project officer, she is involved in educational research.

Writer
English,Fiction,Non-fiction,Children’

Gwen Lee is the author of the architecture book City of Waves: VivoCity and the children’s books Little Cloud Wants Snow! and There Was a Peranakan Woman Who Lived in a Shoe. Trained as an architect, she is one of the few writers straddling the fields of architecture and literature. 

Writer
English,Poetr

Aaron Lee Soon Yong is the prize-winning author of A Visitation of Sunlight (1997), a poetry collection that was voted one of the year’s best books by The Straits Times. He co-edited several poetry anthologies including the best-selling No Other City. Lee’s work has appeared in many publications and he has performed his work internationally. His 2007 poetry collection Five Right Angles was a finalist in the Singapore Literature Prize.

Book Designer
English,Chinese,Fiction,Non-fictio

Veron Lien studied Graphic Design in England and graduated from Central Saint Martins with a Master's degree in Design Studies. Upon graduation, Veron immersed herself in creative circles and was based in England and Germany. She has vast experience and exposure during her 11 years in Europe. Her design dna is distinctively simple and stylish.

Illustrator
English,Malay,Fiction,Non-fiction,Children’s,Young Adult,Self-Hel

I strive to make dreams turn into reality. Aiming to be a professional children's storybook illustrator and finding light in darkness. Possessing a heart for adventure and love for animals and nature. Hardworking, friendly, detail-oriented, and approachable with a heart to learn.

Book Designer, Writer, Illustrator
English,Children’

Tiffany Lim is a graduate of Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts. She is the Creative Director of Business Intelligence and 8Nalytics PTE LTD.

She is also a freelance illustrator and graphic designer. She has worked for Healthcare Genie, and Forever Living Products. She holds drawing workshops at local schools.

Book Designer, Illustrator
English,Chinese,Children’

Seesaw is a dreamer and a curious person. He loves to illustrate and doodle because it helps him to express his inner thoughts better than using words. He believes that there should not be any rules on expressing ideas or thoughts, and it is important to enjoy, learn, and have fun while creating.

Publisher
Chinese,Fiction,Non-fiction,Poetry,Children’s,Young Adul

Lingzi Media is a publishing and distribution company established with the aim of promoting the Chinese language in Singapore. In the past twenty years, Lingzi has worked with writers and educational institutions to produce a wide range of literary and non-fiction titles, and it has developed into a leading company in the fields of publishing, culture and education in Singapore.

In recent years, Lingzi Media has sought out international content that is suitable for the Singapore market, particularly books for children and young adults, either through co-publishing or rights acquisition.

Illustrator
English,Others,Fiction,Non-fiction,Children’s,Young Adul

I work with some International Publishing Houses, such as Usborne Publishing, Moses Verlag, AD Publishing Services, Kidslabel Japan, Steiner Korea, Glenndoman Korea, Scholastic, etc. Since 1989 I have collaborated with some great Advertising Agencies and I have done illustrations for national and international advertising campaigns on behalf of customers such as Citroen, Zurigo Assurances, IP, Cirio, Eldammer, Michelin, Sodexo, Plasmon, Bulgari, Triumph and Volvo. In 2001, I opened the School of Illustration in Turin and Milan (Italy). I can work in French and Italian as well.

Writer, Editor
English,Fiction,Non-fiction,Children’s,Young Adul

AJ Low is the husband-and-wife team of Adan Jimenez and Felicia Low-Jimenez. Born in California to Mexican immigrant parents, Adan became an immigrant himself when he moved to Singapore. Felicia was born and raised in Singapore where she spent most of her childhood with her head in the clouds and her nose buried in a book. Together, they write the Sherlock Sam children's series, and lots of short stories featuring robots, ninjas, cowboys, superheroes, and sofas. Separately, they write reviews, microfiction, short stories, and various other things, plus occasionally edit as well.

Editor
English,Non-fictio

The editor of CARING, a magazine by Changi General Hospital for people in the east.

Writer, Publisher
English,Non-fiction,Children’s,Educatio

I write children's nursery rhymes and poetry, children's songs, and educational texts. I also write greeting cards for all occasions.

I have publizhed Alphabetic Rhymes, a rhyming ABC book for children.

Publisher
English,Chinese,Fiction,Non-fiction,Children’s,Busines

Marshall Cavendish is an international publisher that publishes books, directories, magazines and digital platforms. Our philosophy of enriching life through knowledge transcends boundaries of geography and culture. In line with this vision, our products reach across the globe in 13 languages, and our publishing network spans Asia and the USA.

We ceaselessly explore new avenues to convey our products to the world, with our extensive variety of genres, languages and formats. In addition, our strategy of business expansion has ensured that the reach and benefits of Marshall Cavendish’s products extend across the globe, especially into previously uncharted markets in China and Eastern Europe.

Our aspiration to further the desire for lifelong learning and self-development continues to guide our efforts as we stride into the new century.

Editor
English,Non-fictio

Accomplished project manager used to leading large teams in production and editorial, and with a proven record of delivering under pressure, on time and within budget. He has extensive knowledge about education, publishing and content management, plus a deep understanding of intercultural aspects and different business cultures in Asia, Europe and America.

Edited Materials: All sorts of textbooks and supplementary materials(grammar, vocabulary readers) in English and Spanish Language teaching. H&SS and Popular Science academic titles in Spanish.

Writer
English,Fiction,Non-fiction,Children’

Noella Menon is the author of the illustrated children’s book titled When I Grow Up published by Little Latitude and launched in Singapore at the Asian Festival of Children’s Content in 2014. She is also a freelance writer and her articles have been published in lifestyle magazines such as Young Parent, Singapore Women’s Weekly, and Indiase in Singapore and in Femina India. She is also a professional voiceover artist.