Database: Non-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.

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Currently listing Non-fiction only. List everyone.

Publisher
English,Chinese,Non-fictio

Types of Published Books: Educational Books, Coffee-table books, Photography books, Biographies, Self-help books, Music books and others.

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

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

Publisher
English,Non-fictio

Types of Published Books: Textbooks, Supplementary Books, Digital Books

Publisher
English,Non-fictio

Types of Published Books: Academic, Professional, Scientific, Technical and Medical

Publisher
English,Chinese,Non-fictio

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,Others,Non-fictio

Types of Published Books: Gemstones, Jewelry, Fashion & Design, Art and Management

Translator
English,Tamil,Non-fictio

Rajeswaren was raised in kampong and pursued Tamil as an interest. He has been teaching English and Tamil for the past 3 decades. He is often sought after to translate non-fiction works and pedagogical article of interest.

Illustrator
English,Chinese,Non-fiction,Children’

Lixian has illustrated Purple, a book sponsored by the Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism. She likes drawing cute and weird things. In her spare time she likes to make things and read.

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.

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.

Editor
English,Non-fictio

Strong project management and developmental work. Some copyediting and all proofreading.

Writer
English,Non-fictio

A master wordsmith, Andy has also spent 15 years in the banking & finance industry dealing in derivatives, FX, Equities, and Wealth Management and 5 years in communications. He is a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) and holds an MBA from South Australia. Andrew also has a professional diploma in banking & finance from the Institute of Banking & Finance. He currently sits on the Editorial Board for the Financial Planning Association of Singapore’s (FPAS) trade magazine for industry practitioners.

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.

Writer
English,Non-fictio

Kenneth Soo is due to complete his MS degree in Statistics at Stanford University by mid-2017. He was the top student for all three years of his undergraduate class in Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics (MORSE) at the University of Warwick, where he was also a research assistant with the Operational Research & Management Sciences Group, working on bi-objective robust optimization with applications in networks subject to random failures. His book, Numsense!, teaches data science to the layman.

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.

Jacqueline Danam

Writer, Editor
English,Non-fictio

An experienced journalist in Singapore, Jacqueline has worked on magazines, newspapers, and books for 20 years. She has covered a wide range of genres including travel, health, and real estate, and has workd on both B2B and B2C titles.

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.

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. 

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,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. 

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.