Singapore Book Awards 2019

The 2019 Singapore Book Awards Ceremony was successfully held on Wednesday, 2 October 2019 at the Pavilion in the Conrad Centennial Singapore Hotel. 

The winners of each category and Book of the Year were selected by a panel of judges comprising key industry personalities in Singapore known for their publishing, literary and media expertise. The winners, selected from a shortlist of 36 finalists in seven categories, cover multiple genres including architecture, biography, history, drama, and supplementary educational titles. 

Winners of the 2019 Singapore Book Awards

Best Book Cover Design

The Minorities

Publisher: Epigram Books
Designer: Chee Jia Yi

Best Education Title

The First of Everything

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co
Author: Nury Vittachi

Best Illustrated Non-Fiction Book

Between the Lines – Early Advertising in Singapore, 1830s–1960s

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish and National Library Board
Editors: Text (Various), Images by National Library Board  

Best Literary Work

Lion City

Publisher: Epigram Books
Author: Ng Yi-Sheng

Best Non-Fiction Work

Flying Sleeves – The Grandeur of Chinese Opera

Publisher: Simply Green
Author: Ee Kiam Chua

Best Picture Book

The Incredible Basket

Publisher: Epigram Books
Author: Quek Hong Shin

Best Young Person's Title

Big Tree in a Small Pot

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International (Asia)
Author: Josephine Chia

Book of the Year

The Naysayer's Book Club

Publisher: Epigram Books
Authors: Simon Vincent