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By Luther Chuah Diploma in Creative Writing for Television and New Media Singapore Polytechnic   “When I see these young people, I say, ‘Why are you all even interested, how did you hear about the book?’” Charmaine Leung, 45, the author of 17A Keong Saik Road, never... Details


By Audrey Chan Li Yi Diploma in Creative Writing for TV and New Media Singapore Polytechnic   Andrew Koh’s contributions to Singapore’s arts scene make for impressive reading. He is a founding member of The Necessary Stage theatre company and his 1994 novella, Glass Cathedral, won the... Details

Thank-you and farewell

Thank-you and farewell [28 Jul 2017]

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

Remembering Mrs Rama

Remembering Mrs Rama [27 Dec 2016]

We are so sad today upon the passing of Prema (or Mrs Rama as we called her), the wife of our Executive Director Mr Rama. In my five years at the Book Council, I met Mrs Rama several times a year, usually at Deepavali, and again when the staff were... Details

Year-end message from the Executive Director, NBDCS [20 Dec 2016]

Dear supporters of The Book Council, Thank you for your kind support of our programmes and activities in 2016. This year has been really a good one for us at the National Book Development Council of Singapore. The following programmes, which remain the core of what we do, were very... Details

Letter to ST Forum remembering Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s commitment to Singapore’s libraries. [4 May 2015]

Credit for World-class libraries goes to Mr Lee Published on May 1, 2015 1:15 AM TO ME, as part of the pioneer generation, the death of Mr Lee Kuan Yew is indeed very sad. I grew up with his towering presence and inspiring eloquence. As a librarian and a book person, I find... Details

Have you been to Twilight Tales?

Have you been to Twilight Tales? [27 Apr 2015]

In this post, writer and blogger Damyanti chronicles her enlightening experience at the recent Twilight Tales session organised by NBDCS. Read her blog to find out her thoughts on the "intimate affair", her favourite bits from Ms Suchen Christine Lim's readings, and other highlights of... Details

The Living Tree Gallery Atop Yishun Hill

The Living Tree Gallery Atop Yishun Hill [27 Apr 2015]

In this article, Singaporean author Lee Seow Ser writes about her morning exercise experience in a verdant and charming neighbourhood park. The piece, "The Living Tree Gallery Atop Yishun Hill", was published in the April 2015 issue of the Singapore American newspaper. To... Details

An upcoming musical on Lee Kuan Yew is based on a story by Meira Chand [14 Apr 2015]

The script is written by US playwright Tony Petito, the founding artistic director of the Singapore Repertory Theatre. It is based on a story by Singaporean writer Meira Chand, who had previously written books that look at issues surrounding culture and identity. Music veteran Dick Lee will write the music... Details

A Small Red Dot, A Big Melting Pot

A Small Red Dot, A Big Melting Pot [10 Mar 2015]

Singaporean author Lee Seow Ser has penned an article, "A Small Red Dot, A Big Melting Pot", for the March 2015 issue of the Singapore American newspaper. The article, which was published in the special SG50 issue, explores the multiculturalism and multiracialism in Singapore. It also features Malay Weddings Don'... Details