Sep 12, 2019
What is home to you? The people around you? A safe haven that shields you from harm? Or is it just four walls with a roof over your head?... read more What is home to you? The people around you? A safe haven that shields you from harm? Or is it just four walls with a roof over your head? Is home a physical space or a state of mind? For Liyana Dhamirah, home was often unstable. With no one to turn to and nowhere to call home, she spent her days appealing to government agencies and welfare groups, and her nights sleeping in a small tent along Sembawang beach. All this was ten years ago. Today, she’s a successful entrepreneur, and ready to share her story. Spend an evening with Liyana and co-authors, Khai and Manisha, as they discuss what “home” truly means to them. Could this be home, truly? – A Discussion with Liyana Dhamirah EVENT DETAILS: 📆 20 September 2019 🕒 7.00pm – 8.00pm 📍 Huggs-Epigram Coffee Bookshop 45 Maxwell Rd, #01-01 The URA Centre, Singapore 069118 Or join the event at Books Kinokuniya 📆 12 October 2019 🕒 2.00pm – 2.00pm 📍Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store show less
Epigram Books is a Singaporean independent publisher of well-designed and thought-provoking titles. It began as a division of the multiple award-winning communications design firm Epigram, but was registered as a separate entity in 2011 to champion Singaporean literature. The company currently publishes all manner of fiction — novels, short stories, plays, graphic novels, chapter books, picture books — and non-fiction books too.
The company is best known for publishing award-winning titles such as Eisner Award-winning graphic novel The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye; the middle-grade series The Diary of Amos Lee, which has sold more than 240,000 copies worldwide; and Ministry of Moral Panic, the debut short story collection by Amanda Lee Koe which won the Singapore Literature Prize for English Fiction.
Epigram Books also reflects Singapore’s obsession with food by publishing both recipe books and food guides. The imprint Wee Editions was launched to support local designers, photographers and artists through a unique series of compact coffee table books.
The company has also initiated the Epigram Books Fiction Prize in the hopes of uncovering the next great Singaporean novel.