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SLP 2020: Congratulations to all the winners!

20 prizes were presented to the winners of SLP 2020.

It’s a wrap! It was an honour to celebrate the winning works of SLP tonight, even in the midst of a pandemic. Thanks for being one of more than 3,000 viewers catching our first ever SLP virtual awards ceremony live across different platforms. Once again, congratulations to all the winners!

The winning books of SLP 2020 are:

POETRY

  • 《形成爱》 Love Comes Into Shape by 吴耀宗 (Gabriel Wu) 

  • Gaze Back by Marylyn Tan 

  • Sepatu Mimpi Dream Shoes by Samsudin Said

  • இத்தாலியனாவது சுலபம் It is Easy to be an Italian by சித்துராஜ் பொன்ராஜ் (Sithuraj Ponraj)

CREATIVE NONFICTION

  • 《达哥打》 dakota by 黄凯德 (Wong Koi Tet) 

  • Pulp II: A Visual Bibliography of the Banished Book by Shubigi Rao 

  • Falsafah Pengkaryaan Melayu Singapura The Philosophy of Singapore Malay Creative Writing Process by Mohamed Pitchay Gani Mohamed Abdul Aziz 

  • வாழைமர நோட்டு Banana Money by வ ஹேமலதா (V. Hemalatha​)

FICTION

  • 《豹变》 Black Panther by 黄凯德 (Wong Koi Tet)

  • 《建国》 Kian Kok by 谢裕民 (Chia Joo Ming) 

  • Nimita’s Place by Akshita Nanda

  • Lion City by Ng Yi-Sheng 

Merit Winners:

  • Tunjuk Langit Pointing the Sky by Jamal Ismail 

  • Labirin Al Maut Labyrinth of Al Maut by Noor Aisya Buang 

  • மரயானை The Wooden Elephant by சித்துராஜ் பொன்ராஜ் (Sithuraj Ponraj)

  • வண்டியும் ஒரு நாள் ஓடத்திலேறும் Carriage will also board the Barge a day யூசுப் ராவுத்தர் ரஜித் (Yousuf Rowther Rajid) 

READERS' FAVOURITE

  • 《风向鸡 - 李宁强的摄影诗》Lee Leng Kiong’s Photography Poetry Book by 李宁强 (Lee Leng Kiong)

  • Lost at 15, Found at 50 by Ashwini Devare

  • Warna Sebuah Rahsia The Colour of Secret by Peter Augustine Goh

  • வண்டியும் ஒரு நாள் ஓடத்திலேறும் Carriage will also board the Barge a day by யூசுப் ராவுத்தர் ரஜித் (Yousuf Rowther Rajid)

Find out more about the Winning Books here and the Readers’ Favourites here!

Relive their speeches, and the magical moments here:

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