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By The Book: 2021 Epigram Books UK to cease publishing in January

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Epigram Books UK is set to stop publishing from January 2021. “Our business in Singapore has suffered to such an extent that we are unable to support our UK arm any longer. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped and supported us through the years,” said Edmund Wee, publisher of Epigram Books.

Epigram Books UK was registered on 25th Nov, 2016 and has published over 30 titles in London, including the Eisner Award-winning graphic novel, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye by Sonny Liew; Singapore Literature Prize-winning novel State of Emergency by Jeremy Tiang; and Epigram Books Fiction Prize winners such as Impractical Uses of Cake by Yeoh Jo-Ann and The Gatekeeper by Nuraliah Norasid.

Apart from novels, it also published short story collections such as Regrettable Things That Happened Yesterday by Jennani Durai and This Is Where I Won’t Be Alone by Inez Tan; as well as a title for younger readers, Timothy and the Phubbers by Ken Kwek. The last titles published in the UK were the short story collections The Angel Tiger by Barrie Sherwood, and Best Singaporean Short Stories 1 in October 2020, a compilation of tales by some of Singapore’s brightest contemporary writers including Singapore Literature Prize winners Ng Yi-Sheng and Cyril Wong, and international bestselling author Balli Kaur Jaswal.

More information available on their website here

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