Singapore author Yeng Pway Ngon wins SEA Write Award
Winning the SEA Write Award means a double celebration for Singaporean writer Yeng Pway Ngon.
He is using the all-expenses paid trip for the award ceremony in Bangkok on Oct 14 as a birthday present for his wife and translator, Madam Goh Beng Choo. She turns 62 on the day of the prize-giving.
"It will be quite special to go with my wife," says Yeng, 66, who received the Cultural Medallion for literature in 2003 and has won the Singapore Literature Prize three times.
The SEA Write Award has been given out annually by the Thai government since 1979 and honours writers from each of the 10 member countries of the Association of South-east Asian Nations.