The Malay Language Council Singapore (MLCS) is the presenter of the Anugerah Persuratan. MLCS has been organising the Anugerah Persuratan since 1993 as a biennial event and is part of the council’s effort to recognise Malay language writers.
Anugerah Persuratan (Malay Literary Award)
Objectives of Anugerah Persuratan
- To recognise writers that have produced high quality literary works;
- To develop and encourage writers to produce works in Malay language;
- To encourage publication of good literary merit; and
- Promote Malay literature and writing in the community.
Awards Presented for Anugerah Persuratan
- Tun Seri Lanang Award
The Tun Seri Lanang Award is presented to an established writer in the Malay Language scene for their contribution to the literary arts. It is the pinnacle award in this event in recognition of their achievements and contributions. The recipient will receive $5,000 cash and a $5,000 research grant.
- Anumerta Tun Seri Lanang Award (Posthumous)
Anumerta Tun Seri Lanang is given to an arts practitioner who has passed away in recognition of their contribution to the arts scene. The family of the posthumous recipient will receive $2,000.
- Anugerah Harapan (Promising Award)
This award is given to writers aged below 40 who have shown prominent potential in the literary arena with significant artistic achievement and contribution. It encourages young practitioners to continue pursuing excellence in the arts, and to look towards inspiring others. The recipient of the award will receive $3,000.
- Literary Prizes
The literary prizes are awarded to writers in different genres such as novel, short story and poetry in recognition of their literary excellence for a piece of work or publication.
Congratulations to all the winners of Anugerah Persuratan 2020/2021!
SBC is honoured to be the secretariat of this prestigious event, and to support the achievements of Malay language writers. Thank you to everyone involved and we invite you to celebrate their victory with us. Once again, congratulations to all winners!