Singapore Book Awards 2020

The 2020 Singapore Book Awards Ceremony was successfully held online on Thursday 13 August at SBPA's Facebook Page and YouTube Channel

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 46 finalists in ten categories, cover multiple genres including architecture history, autobiography and biography, creative non-fiction, manga, graphic novels, Singapore history, local community history, local heritage cuisine, textbooks and supplementary education titles.

The 2020 Book Awards saw the introduction of the winners of the new award categories Best Audiobook Title, Best Digital Marketing Campaign and Best E-Book Title, as well as Special Mention for the Best E-Book Title and a Honorary Mention for the Book of the Year category. 

Winners of the 2020 Book Awards

Best Audiobook

Penghuni Rumah Tua

Publisher: Pustaka Nasional
Author: Januarsyah Sutan
Narrator: Erul Samah

Best Book Cover Design

The Angel Tiger and Other Stories

Publisher: Epigram Books
Designer: Liak Yuan Ying

Best Education Title

How to Build a Dragon or Die Trying

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co.
Author: Paul Knoepfler and Julie Knoepfler

Best Digital Marketing Campaign

Storytel Singapore


Best Illustrated Non-Fiction Book

The Way of Kueh

Publisher: Epigram Books
Author: Christopher Tan
Designer: Marco Salazar

Best Literary Work

Fall Baby

Publisher: Penguin Random House SEA
Author: Laksmi Pamuntjak

Best Non-Fiction Work


Publisher: Epigram Books
Author: Liyana Dhamirah

Best Picture Book

Counting Sheep

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International (Asia)
Author: Pippa Chorley
Illustrator: Danny Deeptown

Best Young Person's Title

Luminous Sword: Keys of Archellos

Publisher: Armour Publishing
Author: Eunice Li-Tan

Book of the Year

The Way of Kueh

Publisher: Epigram Books
Author: Christopher Tan

Best Ebook Title

think! Additional Mathematics 

Publisher: Shing Lee Publishers 
Authors: Dr Joseph B.W. Yeo, Dr Choy Ban Heng, Teh Keng Seng, Wong Lai Fong and Sharon Lee

Best Ebook
(Honorary Mention)

BAM!! and Let's Play With Grandma

Publisher: Pustaka Nasional
For the Adept Use of Technology in Creating Bilingual Resources

Book of the Year
(Honorary Mention)

Loss Adjustment

Publisher: Ethos Books
Author: Linda Collins