You can find Singapore stories anywhere — if you know where to look. Epigram Books is dropping 50 books all across Singapore’s heartlands, from picture books to chapter books, graphic novels to literary fiction, and more.
To emphasise that SingLit can be found all around us and it is easily accessible, 50 books of different genres will be wrapped and placed all around Singapore, with hints provided via social media for Singaporeans to find. Find out more by following Epigram Books on Instagram and Facebook!
This is the second year that Epigram is organising this programme, building on the success of the first SingLit Heartland Bookdrop last year.
Epigram Books is a Singapore-based independent publisher of well-designed and thought-provoking titles. The company currently publishes between 50 and 60 titles a year, across all manner of fiction—novels, short stories, plays, graphic novels, chapter books, picture books and some poetry.
The company is best known for publishing the multi-award winning graphic novel The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, the middle grade series The Diary of Amos Lee which has sold over 240,000 copies worldwide, the Sherlock Sam which has also been republished in the US, and the Harry picture book series. Other landmark publications include translations of Cultural Medallion winners and new editions of out-of-print classic Singaporean novels, as well as Ministry of Moral Panic, a debut short story collection by Amanda Lee Koe which unanimously won the Singapore Literature Prize for English Fiction in 2014.