Singapore Literature Prize 2022 Shortlist Announced

49 works have been shortlisted for Singapore’s top literary award. They will be contesting in 12 categories across the three genres of Poetry, Fiction and Creative Nonfiction and four languages of Chinese, English, Malay and Tamil.

28 writers are shortlisted for the first time, while five will contest in two or more different categories. Clara Chow is the first writer in the history of SLP to be shortlisted in three categories across two different languages! She has been shortlisted in English Fiction, English Creative Nonfiction and in  Chinese Poetry.  Cikgu Suratman Markasan and Professor Wang Gungwu are the oldest writers for SLP 2022, shortlisted at 91 years young.

Come find out more about them and their fellow shortlisted writers on our website here:

SBC Achievement Award: Edwin Thumboo

Professor Edwin Thumboo

We are proud to present the SBC Achievement Award to literary pioneer Edwin Thumboo this year. The SBC Achievement Award is given to an individual who has made significant contributions to the literary arts scene in Singapore. Join us as we pay tribute to Edwin Thumboo at the SLP 2022 Awards Ceremony.

You Are Invited to the SLP 2022 Awards Ceremony!

The SLP Awards Ceremony will be taking place at Victoria Theatre, 8pm on 25 August 2022, and YOU are invited!

The theme of this year’s SLP, Resonance | 共鸣 | Resonan | ஒத்திசைவு, celebrates literature's power to evoke compelling emotions and memories in readers and writers as we re-examine our relationships after the pandemic. Save your seat and RSVP today! 

SLP 2022 Readers’ Favourite

Which of the 49 shortlisted books are your favourite? Now is your chance to show some love for them and be the judge!

Vote for your favourite Chinese, English, Malay and Tamil shortlisted books so that they will be crowned the SLP Readers’ Favourite! You stand to win S$50 in book vouchers!

Cast your vote by 15 August, 11.59 pm. The results will be announced at the awards ceremony on 25 August, 8 pm

SLP 2022: Meet the Writers

Meet the Poets at the Singapore Poetry Festival
July 31, Sunday, 2 pm to 4 pm | LASALLE College of the Arts Library

Come listen to the poets from the 2022 Singapore Literature Prize! They will be reciting from their shortlisted works in various languages, and sharing about the diverse range of topics that they are exploring. View the programmes line-up here.

There will be more SLP writers' programmes coming soon! Check out our website and follow us on our Facebook and Instagram for updates. Stay tuned!

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