Edmund Wee is the founder of Epigram Books, best known for its bestselling series The Diary of Amos Lee and the internationally acclaimed graphic novel The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye. It has also published landmark translations of titles by Singapore’s Cultural Medallion winners. Other significant publications include more than 20 playscripts, former Foreign Minister S. Rajaratnam’s short stories, re-publications of out-of-print classics for a new generation of readers and translations of children’s picturebooks from Europe and Asia for Singaporean children.
For his efforts, Wee was picked for The Straits Times Life! Power list of top arts, entertainment and lifestyle players five times in the last six years. In 2015, he established Singapore’s richest literary award, the Epigram Books Fiction Prize. In his role as creative and managing director of Epigram Design, he was awarded “Designer of the Year” in the 2008 President’s Design Awards, the highest accolade for designers in Singapore.
Organised by the LASALLE MA in Creative Writing department, Edmund Wee will talk about what it takes to publish the Great Singapore Novel.
ADDRESS: 1 McNally Street, Singapore 187940
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DATE AND TIME
11 Apr 2017, 7pm-8.30pm