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EBFP 2021 Judge: Edmund Wee

Edmund Wee

The Publisher and CEO of Epigram Books, a Singaporean imprint that champions local literature and writers. Best known for its bestselling graphic novel The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye and children’s series The Diary of Amos Lee, it has also published landmark translations of novels and short story collections by Cultural Medallion winners, fresh fiction by emerging authors, and republished out-of-print novels for a new generation of readers. For his efforts, he was included in the Straits Times Life! Power List of arts, entertainment and lifestyle players three years in succession.

In 2015, he launched the Epigram Books Fiction Prize in search of the next big Singaporean novel, and announced the inaugural winner, O Thiam Chin. The winning novel, Now That It’s Over, along with the manuscripts of the finalists, were published the following year.

Find out more about the judging panel

Wahyuni Hadi Monica Lim Gareth Richards Prof. Sim Wai Chew