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   By Sim Yi Wen (Singapore) 文:沈毅文(新加坡)  of POPULAR Reader’s Choice Awards “十”在精彩: 大众读者票选好书奖 Supporting local authors and their work has been a longstanding cause for homegrown bookstore chain POPULAR! 身为本土连锁书局的大众书局任重道远, 长期致力于支持本地作家与作品。 Agood bookstore is nothing without good books. This is why POPULAR fully supports the promotion of local literature. The POPULAR Readers’ Choice Awards (RCA) is the best example of our dedication in rooting for the local authors and their works. As the highlight of BookFest@ Singapore, Popular Singapore’s annual signature event, the RCA is the platform for aspiring local writers and established authors alike to showcase their writing for the past decade. RCA’s vision is simple: to help facilitate a vibrant literary scene in Singapore where opportunities abound for both writers and readers. POPULAR has been working towards building awareness and improving the standing of Singaporean 136 popularnews - 9 

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