View the Singapore Literature Prize 2018 Commemorative Book online! 


Commemorative Book

HABA & SABA Winner 2018

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2018 Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award (HABA) AND Scholastic Asian Book Award (SABA) WINNERS! 

Check out the winners here. 


Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC)

Asian Festival of Children's Content

Thank you for making the Asian Festival of Children's Content 2018 a huge success! Our three-day festival hosted more than 350 delegates from Singapore and around the world, & welcomed close to 5,000 members of the general public.

Photos: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3

Singapore Book Council Academy

Singapore Book Council Academy

The Academy offers quality training in skills upgrading for the publishing and literary arts sector.

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Training Room For Hire

Training Room For Hire

To book our Training Room, please download the Training Room Booking Form and email the completed form to [email protected].

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The Book Council Bulletin

The Book Council Bulletin

Subscribe to The Book Council’s newsletter for your weekly dose of goings-on in Singapore’s literary scene!

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The Singapore Book Council (1968-2018)

1968 – 2018

We celebrate 50 years of promoting Singapore literature! The Book Council is a charity focused on Building Our Imagine-nation to develop creativity, imagination and original thought by supporting the creation of local stories through writing, reading, illustrating & storytelling.

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Singapore Literature Prize 2018

A huge Congratulations to the Singapore Literature Prize 2018 Award Winners!

Check out the winners for this year here.

Winners List   Photos from Award Ceremony

[Calendar]Upcoming Events
The Muddle of Mahabharatha
Programmes by SBC
Nov 24 (Sat), 11:00am – 12:00pm

மஹாபரதா, என்ற வரலாறு காவியம், பற்பல வடிவங்களில்பற்பல பார்வையாளர்களுக்கு  படைக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது. நம்மைக்காட்டிற்க்கும், மாளிகைக்கும், குடிசைக்கும் கொண்டுசெ ன்றிருக்கும் இந்த காவியம் இப்போது விளையாட்டு வடிவில்நம்மை ஈர்த்து செல்லுலது. இந்த நிகழ்ச்சி 6 - 9 வயதுள்ள சிறுவர்களுக்கு பொருந்தும். The Mahabharatha is an Indian epic that has been retold in many forms and to many audiences. This great tale has introduced us to magnificent jungle landscapes, deceitful saboteurs and finery of India in prose and plays. The Muddle of Mahabharatha game offers children of ages 6 - 9, a chance to experience the adventures of the royal Pandava brothers in a boardgame format.

Goodman Night Fair: Books, Crafts, Activities
by SBC
Nov 30 (Fri), 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Friday night at Goodman Arts Centre will never be the same on 30th November!  For a change, we are bringing a night shopping experience to this quaint, tranquil compound. With the festive season approaching, come and get your early Christmas gifts from our curated vendors. Or make one yourself at our Christmas jar workshop. 

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Thank-you and farewell

Thank-you and farewell [Jul 28]

Dear friends, I am calling it a day. At the recent Annual General Meeting held on 14 July, my retirement as Executive Director (ED) from the National Book Development Council of Singapore (The Book Council) was announced by our Chairperson, Ms Claire Chiang. My last day with the organisation is on 31... Details

The journey to realising the All In! Young Writers Festival

The journey to realising the All In! Young Writers Festival [Feb 21]

For someone with a teaching background, it was challenging to make the transition from academia to project management. I was grateful that my media background came in handy when I joined NBDCS, and especially when I was tasked to manage the All In! Young Writers Festival, immediately after its run... Details

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