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Adan Jimenez

Singapore

Adan Jimenez is one half of the husband-and-wife writing team of AJ Low. They write the Sherlock Sam series, published in Singapore, North America, Indonesia, and Turkey. Adan also writes comic reviews for Shelf Awareness and video game reviews for Geek Culture. During the day, Adan edits video games for Chinese mobile game company IGG. 

Adeline Foo

Singapore

Adeline Foo has 28 published children's books, sold in Singapore, India, China, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Slovakia, Turkey and Australia. In 2017, she won the Asian Children's Book Award for Tiny Feet, Tiny Shoes. Adeline has also written for MediaCorp's Channel 5 and okto, for Two Boys & A Mermaid, The Diary of Amos Lee and Whoopie's World.

Aileen Hoe

Malaysia

Co-founder and Director of English Champ Malaysia, Aileen is a passionate educator who believes music and movement is a powerful tool in one’s learning journey. She is also a founding member of The Association of Toy Libraries Malaysia and a committee member of We Care Journey, advocating for play and inclusiveness in a wholesome education system.

Amutha Saravanan

Singapore

Amutha Saravanan loves to combine her research background in Clinical Neuropsychology with the arts, making a difference to the lives of those going through Da Vinci Group’s Neuroeducation-based programmes. She, her husband CEO Saravanan Manorkorum, and their team are on a mission to cause a paradigm shift in education across the world.

Andrew Martin

UK/Singapore

Andy Martin is a specialist (SEND) teacher for nearly 14 years and has been lucky enough to teach all over the world, from the UK, Australia, Africa and Singapore. He is passionate about developing emotional literacy and the power that story telling can have in the process. His first book is The Rainbow Dragon

A.P. Jayaraman

India

Dr A.P. Jayaraman is a nuclear scientist. His stories are based on sober scientific facts, yet sweetly laced with fiction. Travelling across India, these sci-stories have been delivered in English and Malayalam, and have won him the Kerala state award for Children’s Literature. His sci-story ROman, on desalinated water, was presented in ACS 2005 at Singapore.

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Beth Ann O’Brien

US/Singapore

Dr. Beth O’Brien is a Senior Research Scientist at the Centre for Research in Child Development at NIE, NTU. Her interests are in children’s reading development for diverse learners, including bilinguals and children with dyslexia. She currently leads projects on bilingual reading brain networks for typical and dyslexic readers, and technology-based apps for teaching phonics with learning-support-program students. 

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Clairine Chan

Hong Kong

Clairine Chan is a lecturer in English Language Education at the Education University of Hong Kong where she taught English Phonetics and Phonology and teaching methods courses since 2006. She also provides consultancy services related to English Language teaching to primary schools in Hong Kong.

Colin Goh

Singapore

Colin Goh is a writer/cartoonist whose work includes the international bestseller Search Inside Yourself. With wife Woo Yen Yen, he created Dim Sum Warriors, a critically-acclaimed bilingual comic and app series which was adapted into a musical that played in Shanghai and 25 major Chinese cities. They also founded the satirical website TalkingCock.com and made the multiple award-winning movie Singapore Dreaming.

Cynthea Liu

USA

Cynthea Liu is an award-winning children’s book author, publisher and consultant. She is published with Penguin Random, Disney, S&S, and Scholastic, with her work translated into multiple languages. She is also the publisher of Starts With Us, which empowers children to change the world in pursuit of their talents and interests.

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David Seow

Singapore

David Seow is a well-known children’s book writer within Singapore's literary scene. He is the author of 42 well-received children’s books, including the The Sam, Sebbie and Di-Di-Di & Xandyseries, and his books have been featured in publications such as The Sunday Express and The International Business Times. His Latest book is Race to Rio: Joseph Schooling goes for Olympic Gold.

Derin Övgü Ögün

Turkey

Derin Övgü Öğün is a student in Media and Visual Arts Department at Koҫ University. Her interest in photography and collage got her to meet with picture books and the fascination didn’t stop ever since. Her current work focuses on material and sensorial qualities of picture books.

Difference Engine

Singapore

Difference Engine is a Singapore-based independent comics publishing house. We are inspired by the wealth of stories coming from Asia and are driven by the commitment to share those narratives with the world. We believe in sparking imagination through make-believe, in the ability of visual storytelling to share ideas, and in a reality powered by comics.

Djohan Abdul Rahman

Singapore

A freelance writer, Djohan loves to express his thoughts and emotions through poetry and short stories. In his spare time, apart from fishing, he loves to drive people up the wall with his crazy antics.

Don Bosco

Singapore

Don Bosco writes thrilling fiction for teens and children. His stories are mostly inspired by Asian legends and pop culture. He started the publishing studio Super Cool Books in 2011. His Sherlock Hong adventures was acquired by Marshall Cavendish, and his My Blade Quest series by Armour Publishing.

Donna Lim

Singapore

Dr Donna Lim and Ms Kiren Kaur are teacher educators with the National Institute of Education, Singapore. They specialise in English Language methodology courses for young learners. Their interests cover reading and writing methodology, children’s literature, oral communication methodology and assessment literacy.(Dr.) Donna Lim

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Ellie Ngim

Singapore

Ellie Ngim is a graduate from the London School of Economics (LSE) and was nominated in 2015 as Directing Fellow in the Busan Asian Film Academy. With over five International Film Festival screenings and a Gold Effies since joining the media industry in 2012, she is currently managing Bert Pictures and BeVRR.

Emily Lim

Singapore

Author Emily Lim is the first outside North America to win three medals at the IPPY Awards and first in Southeast Asia to receive the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award. Her Toy Series has been published in 4 languages in 5 countries. Emily was named Mediacorp’s Singapore Woman Award 2013 Honoree for inspiring readers through her writing.

Eunice Olsen

Singapore

Eunice Olsen is an actor, host, pianist, founder and executive producer of Eunice Olsen Media. She created the International Emmy Nominated series WomenTalk TV, an online interview program featuring unsung Asian ‘sheroines’. In 2018, she published her first children’s book I’m a Girl. See what I can be!, a series of poems inspired by the women she interviewed on WomenTalk.

Eva Wong Nava

Singapore

Eva Wong Nava is an art historian, educator and writer. She founded CarpeArte Journal, which publishes her flash fiction and art writing alongside other contributors. Elsewhere, she reads and writes voraciously and authored Open: A Boy's Wayang Adventure, which encourages young readers to be more compassionate to people on the Autism Spectrum.

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Felicia Low-Jimenez

Singapore

Felicia Low-Jimenez is one half of the husband-and-wife writing team of AJ Low. They write the Sherlock Sam series, published in Singapore, North America, Indonesia, and Turkey. Felicia has worked with books her entire adult life, first as a bookseller and now as a publisher. Felicia runs Difference Engine, a local independent comics publishing house. 

Felix Cheong

Singapore

Felix Cheong has authored 13 books which span from poetry to satirical flash fiction and picture books. He was conferred Young Artist of the Year for Literature in 2000, and has been invited to read at writers' festivals worldwide. Holding a master's in creative writing, Felix is an adjunct lecturer with LASALLE College of the Arts and other overseas universities.

Frané Lessac

Australia

Frané Lessac is an author/illustrator, creating over forty books for children. She was awarded the Muriel Barwell Award for Distinguished Service to Children's Literature and was the inaugural Regional Advisor for SCBWI Australia West. Frané visits schools, libraries and festivals around the world sharing the process of writing and illustrating books.

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Ginia Ng

Singapore

Ginia Ng, a senior lecturer from SEED institute, holds a Doctoral degree of Education from East China Normal University, specialized in Early Childhood Education. She rose through the ranks with more than 20 years of early childhood teaching and training experience. She is a prolific writer who had written 64 Chinese readers for young children.

黄雪云老师是新苗师范学院的高级讲师,获中国华东师范大学教育学博士学位和新加坡南洋理工大学教育硕士学位。黄老师拥有20多年的幼儿教育工作经验,包括教导学前儿童和培训幼儿华文教师。她也是儿童图画书的作者,出版了约64本学前华文图书和一些幼儿园华文教材。

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Helle Norup

Denmark/Singapore

Helle grew up in Denmark and in a plethora of imaginary worlds. She lived in five different countries and worked with corporate marketing and communication, before moving to Singapore and becoming a full-time explorer and writer. The Missing Barbegazi (Pushkin Children's Books) is her first novel.

Hidayah Amin

Singapore

Hidayah Amin had her first short story published when she was 11. It was only when she lost her childhood home that she resumed writing and published Gedung Kuning in 2010. She has since written six non-fiction books and six children’s books, including the award-winning The Mango Tree.

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Ilgim Veryeri Alaca

Turkey

Ilgim Veryeri Alaca is an Assistant Professor at Koҫ University, Istanbul. She contributed to The Routledge Companion to Picturebooks, The Routledge International Handbook of Early Literacy Education and The Routledge Companion to International Children’s Literature. Her articles appeared in Leonardo, International Journal of Education through Art and Journal of Illustration.

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Jyortimoy Saha

Singapore

Jyotirmoy Saha, is a serial entrepreneur in the media and digital content space. He is renowned for being the Founder and CEO of August Media Holdings. In 8 short years, he has taken the company to a position of leadership in the kids IP production business in South East Asia.

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Karen Lee

Singapore

Karen is a storyteller and trainer with years of experience in the education field. She has been telling stories to people of all ages at schools, libraries and various community space, believing in their power to inspire people, teach values and bring communities together. She also trains preschool teachers, adults and students eager to use storytelling in various ways.

Katherine Blyn Wakely-Mulroney

Singapore

Katherine Wakely-Mulroney holds a PhD in English from the University of Cambridge and is an Assistant Professor in the School of Humanities at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She is the co-editor of The Aesthetics of Children’s Poetry: A Study of Children’s Verse in English (Routledge, 2017).

Kathleen Ahrens 

Hong Kong

Kathleen Ahrens, Ph.D, is a Professor in the Department of English at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She is an Advisory Board Member for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and has served as a final round judge for the Feng-Zi Kai Picture Book Award and Hong Kong Picture Book Award. 

Kathleen Chia

UK/Singapore

Kathleen and Linda are passionate about writing for young children, having developed curricula and language arts materials for slower learners and preschool children, along with reading and vocabulary enrichment books. Their next collaboration is Rhyming Round Asia… Festivals and Customs, and is commissioned by the Lee Kuan Yew Bilingual Foundation. 

Kiren Kaur d/o RATAN SINGH

Singapore

Dr Donna Lim and Ms Kiren Kaur are teacher educators with the National Institute of Education, Singapore. They specialise in English Language methodology courses for young learners. Their interests cover reading and writing methodology, children’s literature, oral communication methodology and assessment literacy.

Kristi Wientge

USA/Singapore

Originally from Ohio, Kristi grew up writing stories about animals, her favourite being a jet-setting mouse. She studied to become a special needs teacher and then spent several years exploring the world as a teacher. Karma Khullar’s Mustache is her debut novel and Honey Bees and Frenemies will be released summer 2019, both with Simon & Schuster.

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Lee Seow Ser

Singapore

When not lawyering or mothering, Seow Ser writes, edits and leads Project to S.I.R (Socially Inclusive Reads) with Love. She is the author of four children’s picture books including Si Ma Guang and the Giant Jar (IBBY Outstanding Book for Young People with Disabilities 2017) and The Rain Tree.

Linda Gan

UK/Singapore

Kathleen and Linda are passionate about writing for young children, having developed curricula and language arts materials for slower learners and preschool children, along with reading and vocabulary enrichment books. Their next collaboration is Rhyming Round Asia… Festivals and Customs, and is commissioned by the Lee Kuan Yew Bilingual Foundation. 

Loh Chin Ee

Singapore

Loh Chin Ee is the Principal Investigator of the Building a Reading Culture (BRC) project on reading and school libraries in Singapore secondary schools. She has spoken and written widely on the importance of reading and the role of school libraries for twenty-first century learning. Further details on her projects can be found at readingcultures.org.

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Mabel Wee

Singapore

Mabel Wee was a Childcare Quality Advocate with PCF HQ. She contributes in training and consultation with AECES by mentoring early childhood supervisors as well as assisting novice ProFLAiRs to develop professionally. She helped to simplify Dr Tan’s SG50 book for preschool children.

Marc Checkley

New Zealand/Singapore

Marc has more than 15 years of experience in broadcasting, content production, development and consultancy across the Asia-Pacific. He regularly speaks at creative industry events, and conducts workshops in ideation and public speaking. Marc is current Chairman of the AFCC’s Cross-Platform Summit, judge of the Vancouver Web Fest and was a key advisor to Singapore’s Workforce Development Agency for television and screenwriting training frameworks. In 2016, Marc launched IO Creative, a production, development and consultancy agency with offices in Singapore, UK and Switzerland.

Mariann How

Singapore

Mariann How holds a master’s degree (Hons) in English. She is a passionate educator and mother, and believes in reading storybooks. She incorporates fun, integrated activities in a joyful environment for young learners so that they can develop a love for reading and a positive disposition towards learning English.

Marie Toh

Singapore

Marie Toh is an illustrator currently based in London. She enjoys visual story telling and illustrated her first book, The Boy in the Whale Suit, which was published by Epigram. She has since illustrated movie posters for local independent cinemas such as The Projector and Anticipate Pictures.

Mark Greenwood

Australia

Mark Greenwood’s award-winning picture books include Simpson and his Donkey, The Mayflower and Jandamarra. His latest chapter book series delves into History Mysteries. Mark often works with his wife, illustrator Frané Lessac, to produce books that promote an understanding of multiculturalism. His new picture book, The Happiness Box, is set in Singapore.

Mary George

Singapore

Dr Mary George is a child development consultant and teacher educator. She currently writes primarily for emerging teens and publishes What’s Up, a monthly newspaper for children in Singapore. Be it for adults or kids, Marys primary focus is on educating for resilience, hope and wisdom.

Mary Rose Adelle G. Pacificar

Philippines

Mary Rose Adelle Pacificar is a Filipino writer and illustrator who focuses on children’s literature. She is now working on a series of flash fiction and illustrations on and for children with special needs. She is currently teaching literature courses at the University of the Philippines High School Iloilo.

May Tan

Singapore

May Tan is the Director of Literary Arts at the National Arts Council. She works closely with the literary community and government partners to champion Singaporean literature and writers as well as to cultivate an appreciation of the diverse stories from Singapore.

Mindy Pang

Singapore

Mindy Pang has more than a decade of experience as an editor and marketing manager at Marshall Cavendish International (Asia). She was the driving force behind key publications as a senior editor and currently develops marketing strategies to help the publishing house remain a leading publisher in Asia and beyond.

Myra Garces-Bascal

Singapore

Rhoda Myra Garces-Bacsal is an Assistant Professor at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. She is the Co-Coordinator of the Diploma in Special Education and the Professional Development Leader of the Early Childhood and Special Needs Education Academic Group. She manages the vibrant website gatheringbooks.org

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Ng Siew Chin

Singapore

Siew Chin is a Research Assistant at NIE. She has recently completed a master’s degree in education from the University College London and holds a bachelor’s in early childhood educational studies and leadership from Wheelock College. She was a preschool teacher working with children from eighteen months to six years old. 

Nur Artika Arshad

Singapore

Nur Artika is a Research Assistant at NIE. She is involved in the ‘Singapore Kindergarten Impact Project’, a large-scale longitudinal study on the transition from preschool to primary school. Her research interest lies in the language and literacy development of early learners. 

Nur Ashikin bte Kamaruddin

Singapore

Nur Ashikin has four years of experience working with students with dyslexia. She has a Post-Graduate Certificate in Specific Learning Differences from the University of New South Wales. Currently, she is an Awareness Speaker and a member of the English Exam Skills Programme in the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS).

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Pamela Rushby

Australia

Pamela Rushby has written over 200 books for children and young adults. She has won many awards – including a bag of gold coins at a festival in Iran. Pam is a registered teacher and speaks regularly at schools, festivals and conferences. She loves delving into history to find her stories.

Patricia Donald

New Zealand/Australia

Patricia explores various mediums including digital, pen, paint, and found objects to create mixed media drawings. Equipped with a degree in fine arts, a career in graphic design and teaching in the vocational education sector, she now brings her eclectic style to children’s picture books.

Peter Creamer

UK/Australia

Dr. Peter Creamer and his wife, Kathy Creamer are joint partners of Little Pink Dog Books, a newly established children’s picture book publisher. Uniquely, the partnership specifically provides emerging and talented children’s authors and illustrators with opportunities, which Dr. Creamer strongly believes will allow them to be recognized by established publishers.

Priscilla Tey

Singapore

Priscilla Tey is an illustrator and art educator. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), she loves woolgathering and maintains a healthy sheep obsession. Her first picture book, In-Between Things, was published worldwide by Candlewick Press in 2018 and she is currently working on two more books under the same publisher

Pushpavalli Narayanasamy

Singapore

N. Pushpavalli has a diploma, degree and Masters in Early Childhood Education. She has been the Principal of the Ramakrishna Mission Sarada Kindergarten since 2008, and was appointed an ECDA Fellow in 2015 and Skills Future Fellow in 2017. In her 20 years of preschool experience, she has explored many approaches to nurturing bilingualism in children.  

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Quek Hong Shin

Singapore

Hong Shin is a freelance illustrator who has illustrated several picture books including The Amazing Sarong, The Incredible Basket and the Ahoy, Navy! series for RSN's 50th anniversary. The Amazing Sarong – the first book he wrote and illustrated – was shortlisted for Best Children's Title at the Singapore Book Awards 2016.

Photo credit: Epigram Books 

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Radhika Dhawan Puri

Singapore

Radhika D. Puri is an award-winning journalist. She has won the World Press Institute Media fellowship and the Polestar Award, the latter for her contributions to internet journalism. She moved to Singapore in 2007, where she became a research associate at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. Mountain of Fire and The Fibonacci Revelation are her first two novels.

Rixou Low

Singapore

Rixou is a comic artist, writer and illustrator who lives in Singapore, but spent most of her growing years in the imaginary lands of classic practical effects-based fantasy movies. Her works, which blend present day settings with fantastic elements, have received accolades both locally and overseas.

Robert Gunnar Magnuson

Philippines

Robert Gunnar Magnuson is an author and illustrator of numerous children’s picture books. He also enjoys making comics for young readers. His book, The Great Duck and Crocodile Race, was awarded one of the Best Reads of 2012 by the NBDB. He lives with his wife and son in the Philippines.

Rosemarie Somaiah

Singapore

Rosemarie Somaiah runs Asian Storytelling Network. One of Singapore’s best-known storytellers, Rosemarie works with all ages. She creates original content in text and performance for educational, community and corporate organisations. Her books include The Never Mind Girl and Other Stories, Gateway to Singapore Culture and Indian Children’s Favourite Stories

Ruth Martin de Guzman

Philippines

Ruth Martin-De Guzman is an educator, author and a mother. She is a pioneer teacher at The Raya School of Adarna House, the oldest children’s literature publisher in the Philippines. She is currently the Executive Director of Adarna Group Foundation Inc, a philanthropic organisation advocating for early and universal literacy in grassroots communities.

Ruth Wong

Singapore

Ruth Wong Yeang Lam teaches at the National Institute of Education, NTU. She specializes in methodology courses on teaching English at the primary level. She believes in the power of reading, and indulges in the collection of children’s books as a hobby.

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Sarah Mounsey

Singapore

Sarah Mounsey is a book (and chocolate!) obsessed teacher librarian and author who lives in Singapore. She spends her days juggling 3 sons, hundreds of students and thousands of books. She is the author of the award-winning Paw Prints series of books, which have been published in Singapore.

Sarah Odedina

UK

Sarah Odedina has worked in the area of children’s publishing for over two decades and with authors ranging from JK Rowling and Neil Gaiman, to debut authors whose stars are just rising. Sarah is Editor-at-Large for Pushkin’s Children’s Books as well as Editor of Scoop Magazine

Sara Siew

Singapore

Sara Siew is an editor at the National Gallery Singapore. She was involved in the inception of the Gallery’s publications department in 2010, and has to date overseen the production of an extensive range of titles including the Awesome Art series for children, which she authored.

Satoshi Kitamura

Japan

Satoshi Kitamura is a Japanese children's picture book author and illustrator. In 1983, he received the Mother Goose Award for the Most Exciting Newcomer to British Illustration for Angry Arthur (written by Hiawyn Oram). He has written and illustrated over 50 children’s books and continues to explore the medium.

Seetha Lakshmi

Singapore

Dr Seetha Lakshmi is an Associate Professor of the Asian Languages and Cultures Academic Group at the National Institute of Education, Singapore. Appointed as a trainer in 1997, she has been a leading figure in the teaching and research of Standard Spoken Tamil, Curriculum Review, Innovative Tamil pedagogy for the Tamil diaspora, Corpus Data and Teaching Tamil through Media.

Suchen Christine Lim

Singapore

Suchen Christine Lim has authored over twenty works, including Fistful of Colours, which bagged the inaugural Singapore Literature Prize. Awarded a Fulbright Grant, she has had writing fellowships and residencies in both local and overseas universities. In 2012, she was awarded the S.E. Asia Write Award for her works. Her latest publication is The Man Who Wore His Wife's Sarong

Sumathi D/O Krishna Kumar

Singapore

Sumathi D/O Krishna Kumar is a Senior Educational Therapist and an Educational Advisor at DAS. As an Educational Advisor, she contributes to the area of Staff Professional Development. She has a Post-Graduate Certificate in Specific Learning Differences from the London Metropolitan University and has been active in the area of specialised educational services.

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Tan Ai Khim

Singapore

Ai Khim nurtures creativity amongst students in NAFA and SIMGE (RMIT) and is best known for designing the winning entry ’OrchidStar’ logo for the Singapore National Day Parade 2012. She loves to produce random craft works to keep her creative juice flowing and mind-wander in museums for inspiration.

Tan Ter Cheah

Singapore

Tan Ter Cheah lost her right leg to synovial sarcoma at age six, with her debut book ONE based loosely on her memories of the experience. Trained as a lawyer, she later obtained her professional accountancy qualification while working full-time. She hopes to share her love for words and her life experiences with children and adults alike.

Tarsheeni Tania Rajoo

Singapore

Tarsheeni Tania Rajoo is an Educational Therapist and an Educational Advisor (EA) with the Staff Professional Development (SPD) division at DAS. Tarsheeni has a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, a Diploma in Business Management from Nanyang Polytechnic, a Specialist Diploma in Specific Learning Differences (SpLD) from the DAS Academy.

Thant Thaw Kaung

Myanmar

Now Executive Director of the Myanmar Book Aid and Preservation Foundation, Dr. Thant has been active in modernizing and revitalizing libraries. He is also on the Executive Committee of the Daw Khin Kyi Foundation chaired by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, working to operate mobile libraries across the country. For his extensive work, Dr. Thant has received international fellowships and awards.

Tonia Whyte Potter-Mäl

Canada/Singapore

Tonia Whyte Potter-Mäl’s passion for beautiful and inspiring picture books has remained strong since childhood. Her parents, and greatest mentors, cherished reading stories as a family. A speaker of multiple languages, an educator at International Baccalaureate schools and also an IBPYP Workshop Leader, she is particularly interested in global literacies, as well as supporting culturally responsive practices within learning communities.

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Vijayanand Thamothran

Singapore

Vijayanand Thamotharan is the Director of Crimson Earth. He has previously worked as the Director of Absolutely Parents. His interests include publishing, business development, education planning and content development.

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Woo Yen Yen

Singapore

Woo Yen Yen is a professor specializing in curriculum development and multimedia production. With husband Colin Goh, she created Dim Sum Warriors, a critically-acclaimed bilingual comic and app series which was adapted into a musical that played in Shanghai and 25 major Chinese cities. They also founded the satirical website TalkingCock.com and made the multiple award-winning movie Singapore Dreaming.

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Yovita Siswati

Indonesia

Yovita is a mother of two who became an author by accident. She enjoys writing stories for children including novels, and in particular those with historical backgrounds. Yovita has written more than 40 children’s books. One of her books, Misteri Kota Tua, was placed on the IBBY Honor List in 2016. 

Yusof Gajah

Malaysia

Yusof Gajah is Malaysia's foremost naive art artists. He studied art and later launched his career as a full-time artist where he proceeded to make waves in the art world. A writer and illustrator of children's picture books, his books have won numerous awards, most notably the Noma Concours Grand Prix Award for The Real Elephant. He regularly conducts art workshops and enjoys working with children.

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Zed Yeo

Singapore

Zed Yeo is the writer of the Saurus Series picture books and the YA fantasy novel, Half Ghost. He has also written a collection of bizarre short fictions for mature readers, Unapologetically Insane Tales. His favourite toy is a wind-up bird. He does not own a glove with five glittery gems... yet.