The Singapore Book Council and literary arts community is saddened to learn of the passing of one of our beloved writers and former Singapore Literature Prize winner 英培安 (Yeng Pway Ngon).
Mr Yeng’s examination of the human condition in his writing is timeless and universal, winning him awards and acclaim from readers of different languages. He wrote fiction, poetry, essays and plays and founded Grassroots Book Room, taking his passion for writing and literature to his final moments.
Rest in peace Mr Yeng, and thank you for reminding us of the importance of self-reflection and self-examination in your works. Our thoughts and condolences are with Mr Yeng’s family during this difficult time.