Singapore Prize Winners Announced

The prize winners in the singapore prize are recognised for their work to create a waste-free world, clean the air, fix the climate, and restore our oceans. They have been honoured at a special ceremony, attended by Britain’s Prince William. Temasek, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, has joined The Earthshot Prize as a Founding Partner to support its efforts to drive catalytic change and highlight innovative solutions from Asia.

Sonny Liew, an author who has won international acclaim for his ground-breaking graphic novels, was named the winner of this year’s singapore prize. He told Rice Media that the award is not just about a person’s achievement: “It’s really about your contribution to society and how you can change people’s lives for the better.”

In 2014, an NUS historian set out to enliven interest in Singapore’s history by creating a book prize. Prof Kishore Mahbubani, of NUS Asia Research Institute, inspired the idea by citing Benedict Anderson’s famous statement that nations are imagined communities. “With shared histories as anchors, communities can achieve greater cohesion,” he said in an opinion column in The Straits Times in April that year.

This year’s six-strong shortlist for the NUS Singapore History Prize, which is administered by NUS Press in conjunction with their department of history, features a mix of academic tomes and novels with a personal slant. The books share a common theme of foregoing the traditional view of history as a record of big movers and shakers in favour of stories about ordinary citizens.

The NUS History Prize was launched to encourage authors from across the country to write about their local heritage, and is open to both non-fiction and fiction works. The prize comes with a cash award of $50,000 and a gold-medallion trophy. It is the first such prize in the country, and NUS hopes to extend it in future to include fiction works as well.

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