The winner of the 2022 singapore prize was announced tonight at Victoria Theatre. It is a biennial award that recognizes writers who contribute to Singapore’s literary development. This year, the prize was given in 12 categories for works written in Chinese, English, and Malay. Its aim is to promote writing that champions mindsets and values that are important to Singapore. These include equality, diversity, religious harmony, meritocracy, and pragmatism. The award is a great way to celebrate Singapore’s 50th anniversary of independence and to encourage people to read more.
The first prize in Singapore was awarded to a book titled “Singapore and the Silk Road of the Sea, 1300-1800”. This book provides a fundamental reinterpretation of Singapore’s place in Asia, and helps dispel myths about its origin. It was a popular choice amongst the jury members. Kishore Mahbubani, the NUS Asia Research Institute distinguished fellow and founder of the prize, said that this book was an important contribution to the nation’s history.
Christopher Bathurst KC was an excellent advocate, an energetic cross-bench member of the House of Lords, and a renowned specialist in Singapore law. He was a member of Fountain Court Chambers in London and developed a substantial practice in Southeast Asian law. He was also a highly respected teacher, and his book on Singapore law was the standard text for many years. The prize is named after him to honour his legacy.
Singapore Prize 2023
The inaugural Singapore Prize was launched in 2014 to mark the celebrations of Singapore’s 50th anniversary of independence. It was the first book prize in the country devoted to the country’s history. The prize was established with a donation from the philanthropist Alan Chan and is administered by SUSS. The book prize is awarded to a publication that best epitomises, inspires, and promotes the Spirit of Singapore. The judges for the Singapore Prize include academics from SUSS and other Autonomous Universities, as well as distinguished writers and critics.
During the final round, Gooch shot a closing 67 to win by three strokes over Garcia. He made a birdie on the par-5 18th to seal his victory. It was his second win this year on the Challenge Tour, and his first in a major. He beat a field of 30 players in the process, including defending champion Thomas Pieters.