Database: Fiction

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.

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

Types of Published Books: Comics, Children Educational Comics

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

Asiapac Books is dedicated to publishing educational comics and illustrated books to enhance lifelong learning. Our Culture edition highlights the uniqueness of various Asain ethnic communities. We focus mainly on humanities subjects such as history, philosophy, language, health practices, art and literature. For young friends, we offer attractive books to enourage and stimulate growth in life skills, values and character. We seek to promote understanding and appreciation of world cultures and to walk alongside our readers in this life-long learning journey. Our rich and appealing content is presented under the unifying theme of "Many Faces, One World". Let the spirit of humanity live on.

Publisher
English,Fiction,Children’

Publisher
English,Chinese,Fiction,Non-fiction,Children’s,Business,Self-Hel

Illustrator
English,Fiction,Non-fiction,Children’

I started out as an illustrator with The Kiasu Company, which produced the Mr. Kiasu comics.

I’ve worked at The Straits Times and The New Paper as an artist and am currently a Graphics Journalist with the Reuters news agency.

My primary interest is drawing, with a preference for funny cartoons that would make people laugh.

I hope to have my own book one day as watching my goofball daughter grow up has given me plenty of funny ideas.

Writer
English,Fiction,Children’

Ms Chan was strongly encouraged to get her short stories published by children’s writer Mrs Margaret Moody during a Writing Workshop in Singapore. Since then, a number of her books have been published by EPB and used in Lower Primary classes.

Writer, Illustrator
English,Fiction,Children’

Chloe Chang is an illustrator and animator based in Singapore. She graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Animation and is looking for opportunities to create and collaborate with other artists and writers in Singapore and beyond.

Chloe is currently working on her first independent animated film and finding work as a freelance illustrator and storyboard artist.

Editor
English,Others,Fiction,Young Adul

Stephanie Charamnac has worked for major book publishers in New York and London, including Scholastic and Macmillan. She provides a range of editorial services in both English and French, from structural editing to proofreading. Stephanie specializes in editing fiction, with a particular focus on YA fiction.

Illustrator
English,Fiction,Non-fiction,Children’

Zoya has been pursuing her passion for visual arts in forms of illustration, graphic design, fine arts, and art direction. She has worked for several brands and companies in her over 10 years of experience in visual communication. Her illustrations have been published as book covers, film and theatre posters, and in magazines and advertising.

Translator
English,Chinese,Fiction,Non-fiction,Children’

Cecilia graduated from UniSIM with a BA in Translation and Interpretation. The course taught translation in various fields, such as business, legal, media, fiction, science and technology. She has done some translation works on course contents, speech and Christian-related newsletters. She is interested to wider her scope and learn more languages.

Illustrator
English,Fiction,Non-fictio

Cheng Yi Lin is a Singapore-based illustrator and modern watercoulour painter specializing in the areas of fashion, botanicals, and lifestyle. Her work has been featured in a video ad for Shu Uemura Singapore.

Illustrator
English,Chinese,Fiction,Non-fiction,Children’s,Young Adult,Magazine

With a love for entertainment that began when he was a kid watching Saturday morning cartoons, Brandon pursues his interests in the form of paintings and drawings. Some of the projects he has been involved in are Marvel’s Superhero Squad, Free Realms, many other games and publications.

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

Sara Chong is a painter and illustrator from Singapore. Her work appears in books, digital, board and trading card games with clients that range from local writers like Zed Yeo to international agencies such as Universal Studios Japan, and Polygon Pictures. Her style swings between dark surrealism and fluffy fun. She started with a BFA in Digital Animation, but eventually delved into 3 years of classical painting at the Florence Academy of Art in search of the bridge between reality and imagination. She hopes to collect and share a quilt of stories with characters real and imagined to celebrate the complex beast called Life.

Publisher
English,Tamil,Fiction,Non-fiction,Children’

Crimson Earth is a publishing firm focusing on content creation in the literary sector of Singapore. With imprints including works of Cultural Medallion Recipients, SEA Write Award Recipients and Royal Commonwealth Society Essay Competition Winner, Crimson Earth’s works have been featured at international book fairs like Frankfurt Book Fair, the Asian Festival of Children's Content, London Book Fair, and the New Delhi World Book Fair.

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. 

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.

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).

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Translator
English,Chinese,Fiction,Non-fiction,Children’

Graduated from SIM University in 2010 with BA in Translation & Interpretation. In the same year, I became involved with literary translations for A|S|I|A, an intercultural archive co-ordinated by the National University of Singapore, which I enjoyed tremendously. Before that I was a volunteer docent and docent co-ordinator with the Friends of the Museum.

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

Ming is a self-taught illustrator and artist. With a quantitative background, his illustrations are rich in detail, meticulously pieced together. Blending the surreal and real, he brings a touch of magic to everyday Singapore life in his pieces.