Tikam Books

The #BuySingLit movement regularly shares book recommendations on social media to inspire readers. This year, we are dialling up the fun factor by doing it Gachapon-style (capsule dispensing). Working with DDB Group Singapore, we’ve created the “Tikam Books” machine, featuring a collection of capsules that offer a sneak peek of our recommended titles.

Each capsule comes with a mini-booklet, a limited edition book cover pin (eight designs available), and a $10 #BuySingLit book voucher. Look out for these machines that can be found at various locations islandwide, ready to surprise anyone who needs inspiration for their next SingLit read.

Date
9 - 31 Mar 2018

Venues

Books Kinokuniya
391 Orchard Road
#04-20/ 20A/ 20B/ 20C/ 21,
Ngee Ann City
Takashimaya Shopping Centre
S(238872)
BooksActually
(12-31 March)

9 Yong Siak St
S(168645)
MPH Bookstores
80 Marine Parade Road
#B1-83F & 83G Parkway Parade
S(449269)
POPULAR Bookstore
POP@Central

Block 231 Bain Street
#04-23/33 Bras Basah Complex
S (180231)
Times the Bookshop
10, Tampines Central 1
#03-06 Tampines One
S (529536)
Times the Bookshop
68 Orchard Road
#04-05 Plaza Singapura
S (238839)

Available Titles

The Teenage Textbook

The Teenage Textbook

This book is for teenagers from 10 to 81.

Publisher: Landmark Books

About the Author:

Adrian Tan’s two bestselling novels, The Teenage Textbook(1988) and The Teenage Workbook (1989), were adapted for the big screen. He is also the creator of the award-winning TV series ‘The Pupil’.  He is a practising lawyer.

Polite Fiction

Polite Fiction

Polite Fiction is about the rude reality behind the stories we tell about ourselves – award-winning writer Colin Cheong weaves a central story through the lives and issues of a cast of characters hiding behind their own polite fictions.

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International (Asia)

About the Author:

Colin Cheong is a novelist and poet. A prolific writer, he has published nearly thirty books, four of which have won national awards. 

If We Dream Too Long

If We Dream Too Long

The first Singaporean novel in English: a young man finds his way in a new post-colonial world.

Publisher: NUS Press

About the Author:

Goh Poh Seng (1936-2010) was a pioneer of Singapore literature in English.  Goh was distinguished as a novelist, poet and playwright. He wrote all his life, and has published four novels and five books of poetry.

Unrest

Unrest

“When the fervour of revolution is gone, what remains?” – Winner of the Singapore Literature Prize

Publisher: Balestier Press

About the Author:

Yeng Pway Ngon 英培安—Chinese language poet, novelist, playwright and critic—is one of Singapore's most prolific authors, having published over 25 volumes of poetry, essays, fiction, plays and literary criticism. His work is noted for its examination of the modern human condition, and has been translated into English, Malay and Dutch.

What Happened

What Happened

What Happened: Poems 1997 – 2017 surveys Alvin Pang’s oeuvre over the past two decades, and includes significant new, previously unpublished material.

Publisher: Math Paper Press

About the Author:

Alvin Pang is a poet, writer, editor, anthologist, translator and literary entrepreneur who has been featured in major festivals, anthologies and journals around the world and translated into over a dozen languages.

Sonnets From The Singlish

Sonnets From The Singlish

Sonnets from the Singlish: Upsize Edition is a collection of 88 poems on love, language and the pursuit of laughter.

Publisher: Math Paper Press

About the Author:

Joshua Ip is an award-winning Singaporean poet, editor and literary organiser. He has published three collections of poetry and edited seven anthologies. He co-founded Sing Lit Station, a literary charity running community initiatives. In his free time, he is an internet troll.

The Memory Eaters

The Memory Eaters

Sudare, one of the Kuyin, a spirit beast, teacher of calligraphy, a connoisseur of poetry and more than eight hundred years old is starving to death.

Publisher: Straits Times Press

About the Author:

Oxford-educated former Straits Times sub-editor Janice Tay's debut novel is an absolute treat for fantasy fiction lovers and Japanophiles. 

Janice, who moved to Kyoto after a holiday there, has immersed herself into the heart, soul, and language of Japanese culture and has so easily transported her readers into a mystical world she enjoys so much.

Heartland

Heartland

Read Heartland if you want to experience rootedness, rootlessness, and what home means

Publisher: Ethos Books (Click here to purchase the book)

About the Author:

Daren Shiau is a novelist, poet and conservationist. He is an author of five books, including Heartland, “the definitive Singapore novel” (Lonely Planet). A recipient of the National Arts Council’s Young Artist Award Recipient in 2002, Shiau has been invited to read in New York, Boston, London and Sydney.

Organised by DDB Group Singapore

DDB is the most-awarded Effie Agency in Singapore, ranked No.1 for effective marketing for 12 years in a row.

With a focus on innovative marketing, it builds brands and business with its specialised divisions: Tribal (digital & social), TracyLocke (shopper marketing), Track (e-commerce and portals), Tasseologic (data and CRM) and Tango5 (social for good). DDB Group Singapore is also the regional hub agency for DDB Asia. It is part of DDB Worldwide, the fourth largest communications network in the world, with more than 200 offices across 100 countries.

www.ddb.asia