This is an excerpt of a 15 March 2016 publication in The Straits Times Singapore written by Yuen Sin.
Less Than 50% Read One Literary Book A Year: Poll
written by Yuen Sin
Less than half of Singapore residents have read at least one "literary book" a year, the first National Literary Reading and Writing Survey by the National Arts Council (NAC) has found.
Out of the 1,015 Singaporeans and permanent residents (PRs) aged 15 and above interviewed, only 44 per cent said they read at least one such book between March 2014 and March last year.
The NAC said literary books include fiction, poetry, drama, graphic novels, creative non-fiction, critical writing and anthologies. ...continue reading »
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