Poetry Shortlist | Singapore Literature Prize 2020

We are pleased to announce that Professor Edwin Thumboo’s poetry collection, A Gathering of Themes (Ethos Books, 2019), has been shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize 2020!

Professor Thumboo is one of Singapore’s foremost pioneer poets. After more than a decade since his last anthology, Still Travelling (Ethos Books, 2008), he brings to us a new work that features 109 poems, covering a wide range of topics including love, religion, history and nationhood.

In time his words fly. ‘A special moment’. We wish Professor Thumboo all the best!


The virtual awards ceremony is on 27 August 2020, 8pm. You can tune in to the ceremony on Facebook!

Find out more about the shortlisted titles here:

Get A Gathering of Themes here: https://www.ethosbooks.com.sg/products/a-gathering-of-themes

Read about the collection here: https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/arts/edwin-thumboo-releases-new-poetry-collection-at-age-85