Database: Malay

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.

Currently listing Malay only. List everyone.


Types of Published Books: English academic and children’s books


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’


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


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).

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.


Mohamad Isa worked as a broadcast journalist for the Malay News & Current Affairs Dept at Mediacorp (1999-2007). He is currently working as a simultaneous interpreter since 2007.


Publishing, Library Suppliers & Typesetting services for English, Malay, Arabic, and Jawi script in Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Religion-Islam.

Writer, Illustrator

Radhiah is an illustrator and graphic designer who loves transforming imaginations and fantasies into beautful visuals. Her work includes a collaboration with Design Kloo and Julie's Biscuit's campaign called 'The Best of You'.

She thinks visual storytelling is the most intriguing form and looks forward to collaborating.

Book Designer

Sarah is a Singapore based freelance designer with experience in Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. She layouts material for print and epub. As a writer herself, she can advise writers what is best for their design. For samples, you may check under services on her website at


Shaiful has seven years of experience communicating messages for the public sector. He has crafted and vetted translations (English-Malay) for print, broadcast, and online media, inlcuding assets like campaign copy and video subtitles. He hopes to gain experience in translation work generally and to hone the accuracy of his translations.