Pure Talents veteran emcee Danny Yeo returns to host the Readers’ Choice Awards 2016 Presentation Ceremony, the 5th year of this prestigious award in the book publishing industry.
The Readers’ Choice Award was conceived to encourage and promote writing in Singapore. There are 3 main categories for the awards, namely: English Adult Books, English Children Books and Chinese Books. Winners are determined by votes received from the general public.
At the event were: Ms Catherine Lau, Assistant Chief Executive of Public Library Services, National Library Board; Mr Carlo Pena, Assistant Director of National Book Development Council of Singapore; Mr Irwin Tham, Vice President for Product Management – Emerging Affluent Card for Citibank SMRT card; Ms Lim Lee Ngoh, CEO of Malaysia & Singapore POPULAR; and Ms Tracy Kwan, Director Retail Business POPULAR Singapore.
The winners were:
English Adult Category —
1st – Up Close with Lee Kuan Yew by Various Authors
2nd – It’s Easy To Cry by Subhas Anandan
3rd – Larger Than Life by Belinda Lee
English Children Category —
1st – Harry Builds A Nation by Patrick Lee
2nd – Timmy and Tammy Discover Series: Lee Kuan Yew by Hwee Goh
3rd – Travel Diary of Amos Lee: Quokking in Australia by Adeline Foo and Stephanie Wong
Chinese Category —
1st – 我所知道的李光耀／陈加昌
2nd – 我们的故事（上）／梁志强
3rd – 信约：我们的家园（漫画版）／谢俊源、陈秀群、张胜福
Citibank SMRT Book Cover Award —
English Adult Category – It’s Easy To Cry (Marshall Cavendish)
English Children Category – Harry Builds A Nation (Epigram)
Chinese Category – 我所知道的李光耀 (Lingzhi Media)