The Scholastic Asian Book Award is the joint initiative of the National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS) and Scholastic. The winners of the Scholastic Asian Book Award 2011 were announced during the Awards Presentation Ceremony recently. The National Book Development Council of Singapore and Scholastic Asia jointly launched the Asian children's book prize. The award, called the Scholastic Asian Book Award (SABA), will recognise Asians and children's writers of Asian origin who are taking the experiences of life, spirit and thinking in different parts of Asia to the world at large. The award also promotes the understanding of the Asian experience and its expression in innovative and creative forms.
The awards were presented by H.E. Dr. Jose Ramos-Horta, Nobel Peace prize winner and author of The Lost World of Timor-Leste, President of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste.
The winners are:
Winning manuscript: Uncle and me by Uma Krishnaswami
First runner up: The Girl Mechanic of Wanzhou by Marjorie Sayer
Second runner up: The Mudskipper by Ovidia Yu Tsin-Yuen
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