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firstfruits publications

firstfruits publications was founded in 1997 with the aim of promoting literary arts in Singapore.

It has won critical acclaim as a literary press since then. in 2006 two of its poets Cyril Wong and Yong Shu Hoong were awarded the Singapore Literature Prize. in 2008 the prize went to Ng Yi‐Sheng, another firstfruits poet.

In 2016, Tan Jiu Peow’s 《航海纪事》was awarded the Singapore Literature Prize. Yow Chuen Hoe’s《流线》was selected by Lian He Zao Bao in 2016 as one of the seven best books published for that year. both of them are also firstfruits poets.

The publishing house has also organized events to showcase the role of books and reading in the community. book launches are aimed at increasing public awareness of Singaporean writers. other activities in schools, art museums, and the theatre have sought to introduce the vital interrelations between the literary arts and other spheres of knowledge and creativity.