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.
You Are Invited!
For the first time in the history of the Singapore Literature Prize, we are inviting the public to attend the awards ceremony.
For more information on Shortlisted Writers and Judges Information, as well as registration for the awards ceremony:
Asian Festival of Children's Content
Early bird promotion now till 31 July! The Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) returns this Sep 6 to 8! Enjoy 15% – 20% discount now!
OPEN CALL: Launch Your Children's Book At AFCC!
For more information, head over to our AFCC page.
Singapore Book Council Academy
The Academy offers quality training in skills upgrading for the publishing and literary arts sector.
Festivals by SBC
இனிப்பும் கசப்பும் கலந்த எழுத்து அனுபவம் / The Bittersweet Writing Experience மகிழ்ச்சியை இலக்காகக் கொண்ட இலக்கியப் படைப்புகளை உருவாக்குவது பற்றி சிங்கப்பூர் இலக்கியப் பரிசு வெற்றியாளர்களும் பரிசுத் தேர்வுப் பட்டியலில் இடம்பெற்றவர்களும் உரையாடுவார்கள். Register here! Website
Discover the history of the Singapore Literature Prize. From its inaugural edition in 1992, the Singapore Literature Prize has been awarded to over 60 writers across three genres – poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction – in four languages: English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. The prize has also launched the careers of many writers in its 26-year history. Come and celebrate Singapore’s literary legacy through the writers and their works in this exhibition on the history of Singapore’s most prestigious literary prize.Details
How does loss relate to writing? How does it shape writing? The panel will feature Desmond Kon, Chan Li Shan, and Clara Lock, in an hour-long investigation where lived experiences and craft meet. In this session, we will explore: 1. How writing can be a witness to a personal loss 2. The responsibilities of writers when approaching such topics. 3. An interrogation of the language/medium used as a means to write on such issues. Website
Festivals by SBC
Singapore Literature Prize Winners and shortlists will discuss creating literary works in the pursuit of happiness. Register here! Website