Our thanks to the following publishers who allowed us to reprint work from their pages. Thanks also to NUS Press for making possible a Singapore edition of Starry Island.
An independent publisher based in Singapore, Epigram Books is known for putting together well-designed and thought-provoking titles. It began as a division of
Epigram, the award-winning design firm, but registered as a separate entity in July 2011 to champion local writing.
Epigram Books publishes all manner of local fiction—novels, short stories, plays, children’s books and some poetry. Authors include pioneers like Edwin Thumboo, Lloyd Fernando, Goh Poh Seng, Stella Kon, Kirpal Singh, Robert Yeo, Boey Kim Cheng, Lim Chor Pee, Tan Kok Seng, Ming Cher and Lim Thean Soo. Contemporary authors include playwrights Tan Tarn How, Ovidia Yu, Chong Tze Chien, Jean Tay, Desmond Sim and Haresh Sharma. Award-winning children’s authors include Adeline Foo of Amos Lee fame, SherMay Loh of the award-winning Archibald series, A. J. Low of the Sherlock Sam series, and Maranna Chan of the Triple Nine Sleuths series. Epigram Books is also a strong supporter of local graphic novelists, and has published works by Dave Chua and Ng Xiao Yan, drewscape, Miel, Koh Hong Teng and Oh Yong Hwee, and Eisner-nominated Sonny Liew.
Giving voice to emerging and exciting writers from diverse backgrounds, Ethos Books helps to foster an environment in which literature and the arts not only survive, but thrive. “That’s why,” they explain at their site, “our authors and their ideas come first. By taking a collaborative approach to publishing, we bring each author’s voice and vision to fruition. We are always open to new ideas: different ways of working and fresh ways of delivering the unparalleled satisfaction only a good book can bring.” See their site for a list of new titles.
MATH PAPER PRESS (est. 2005), an imprint of BooksActually, is a small press publisher of poetry, new wave novellas, full-length novels, and essays. Its eclectic range of literary and visual works also includes photography collections, memoirs and young adult fiction. See its site for a list of new titles.
NUS Publishing, a business unit of NUS Enterprise, looks after academic publishing at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Its main activity is the operation of NUS Press Pte Ltd and Singapore University Press Pte Ltd (SUP). In addition to operating SUP, NUS Publishing explores new avenues for publishing and disseminating the research output of the University, including the Singapore E-Press, and the NUS Academic Research Repository, a project under development by the Office of Research, NUS Publishing, the NUS Library and Computer Centre.
Organized as a private limited company, NUS Press, formerly known as Singapore University Press, is owned by the University. The mission of the University Press is to enable the dissemination and creation of knowledge through the publishing of scholarly and academic books; and to empower learning, innovation and enterprise for the Singapore- and Asia-focused global community, as a publisher of authoritative works for the trade and professional markets.