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: