Asian Literature Awards

On this page: Singapore Literature Prize; DSC Prize for South Asian Literature; JCB Prize

*Has read it. DNF: Did not finish it. 

Singapore Literature Prize. NOW Singapore Book Awards This biennial competition is open to Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents whose works of fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction have been published in Singapore or abroad during specified period of time in any of Singapore’s four official languages — English, Chinese, Malay, or Tamil. This list contains English Fiction.

  • 2021: And Softly Go the Crossings, Danielle Lim
  • 2020
    • Co-winner: Nimita’s Place, Akshita Nanda
    • Co-winner: Lion City, Ng Yi-Sheng
  • 2018 State of Emergency Jeremy Tiang
  • 2016 The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye by Sonny Liew
  • 2014 Ministry of Moral Panic by Amanda Lee Koe
  • 2012 The Mental Life of Cities by Eddie Tay
  • 2010 City Of Small Blessings by Simon Tay
  • 2008 last boy by Ng Yi-Sheng
  • 2006
    • Co-Winner: Unmarked Treasure by Cyril Wong
    • Co-Winner: Frottage by Yong Shu Hoong
  • 2004 Mammon Inc by Tan Hwee Hwee
  • 2000 A River of Roses by Rex Shelley
  • 1996 Tangerine by Colin Cheong
  • 1992 Fistful of Colours by Suchen Christine Lim

The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature celebrates the rich and varied world of literature of the South Asian region. Authors could belong to this region through birth or be of any ethnicity but the writing should pertain to the South Asian region in terms of content and theme. No longer active

  • 2019 Amitabha Bagchi: Half the Night is Gone
  • 2018 Jayant Kaikini: No Presents Please
  • 2017 Anuk Arudpragasam: The Story of a Brief Marriage
  • 2016 Anuradha Roy: Sleeping on Jupiter
  • 2015 Jhumpa Lahiri: The Lowland*
  • 2014 Cyrus Mistry: Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer
  • 2013 Jeet Thayil: Narcopolis
  • 2012 Shehan Karunatilaka: Chinaman
  • 2011 HM Naqvi: Home Boy

JCB Prize for Literature

The JCB Prize for Literature is an award presented each year to a distinguished work of fiction by an Indian author. The Prize aims to celebrate Indian writing, and to help readers across the world discover the very best of contemporary Indian literature.