Winner of Creative Nonfiction in Malay

Mengasah Kalam Jilid 2

Kumpulan esei Mengasah Kalam Jilid 2 oleh Suratman Markasan ini merupakan sambungan kepada buku pertama Mengasah Kalam Jilid 1. Selain itu, kritikan dan analisis terhadap tokoh dan karya turut dilakukan kepada karya-karya Masuri S.N., Mohamed Latiff Mohamed, Isa Kamari, Johar Buang dan Eunosasah.

Honing the Pen Volume 2

This collection of essays Mengasah Kalam Jilid 2 by Suratman Markasan is a follow-up to the first book Mengasah Kalam Jilid 1. Apart from that, criticism and analysis of literary figures and works are also made on the works of Masuri S.N., Mohamed Latif Mohamed, Isa Kamari, Johar Buang and Eunosasah.

Unggun Creative
2021

Komen Panel Pengadil

Himpunan esei ini merupakan kritikan sastera Singapura yang mengangkat sastera Singapura ke permukaan dunia. Penulis menyimpulkan persoalan masa depan sastera Singapura; ke mana penulis sastera akan membawa pembacanya; dan siapakah generasi seterusnya yang akan meneruskan semangat kesusasteraan Melayu Singapura. Pada pendapat kami, tulisan Suratman menunjukkan gaya yang mantap yang menyumbang kepada perkembangan kritikan sastera di Singapura.

Judges' Comments

This collection of essays comprises literary criticism that surfaces Singapore literature to the world stage. The writer condenses issues of the future of Singapore literature; the destination that writers of literature lead their readers; and who form the next generation of writers that will continue to keep the spirit of Singapore Malay literature alight. In our opinion, Suratman’s work displays a compelling voice that contributes to the development of literary criticism in Singapore.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Suratman Markasan

Suratman Markasan dilahirkan pada 29 Disember 1930 di Pasir Panjang, Singapura. Beliau meraih pelbagai anugerah termasuklah Anugerah Montblanc-NUS Centre for Arts Literary Award, SEA Write Award, Anugerah Tun Seri Lanang, Anugerah Sastera Nusantara Johor Baharu, Anugerah Tokoh Pujangga UPSI dan Pingat Budaya.

Suratman Markasan

Suratman Markasan was born in 1930 and lived in Pasir Panjang. He is a prolific poet, novelist and respected literary pioneer. He was the only child of his village who continued his education at the Sepoy Lines Malay School during the BMA era. He has been a member of ASAS'50 since 1956; serving tenures as its secretary and head.