A book on the late law minister E.W. Barker has won an award at Singapore Book Awards 2017 held this evening (April 20).
Penned by former Straits Times journalist Susan Sim, the 428-page biography puts together the pioneer statesman's achievements that were instrumental to the emergence of Singapore as an independent country and its success as a prosperous city-state.
Pubished by ST Press, 'E W Barker: The People's Minister' won the best non-fiction title.
Ms Susan Long, General Manager, ST Press, said: "It was a labour of love by Susan Sim, which took five years in the making, and the care and thought she took with the research and writing shows."
ST Press is the book publishing arm of Singapore Press Holdings.
Organised by the Singapore Book Publishers Association, the awards were launched in 2012. It took a three-year hiatus before returning last year (2016).