Lit prize to include non-fiction works

16 November, 2012

The good news that an additional prize for non-fiction titles will be included in the next Singapore Literature Prize was released at the award ceremony held on November 9th, 2012. Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Mr. Wong said: “This initiative will highlight and recognize the outstanding non-fiction works that our writers have produced, and encourage more writers to step forward with their contributions.” Besides, Mr. Tan, director of independent bookstore and publisher Select books, stated that non-fiction was an important category for many major literary prizes around the world.