Lieutenant Kurosawa’s Errand Boy

“Remarkable historical fiction!” – Viviane Crystal, The Historical Novel Society

Lieutenant Kurosawa’s Errand Boy follows an eight-year-old Tamil boy in Singapore who is separated from his father and forced to work for the Kempeitai during the Japanese Occupation in 1942. From Lieutenant Kurosawa Takeshi, he learns their language and customs, studies their martial arts and prays to their Emperor. But watching the cruelty with which the Imperial Army rules Singapore, Nanban must decide if he can become just as ruthless to survive.

Lieutenant Kurosawa’s Errand Boy was shortlisted for the 2018 Singapore Book Awards Best Fiction Title, and longlisted for the 2016 Epigram Books Fiction Prize, Singapore’s richest literary award.

Buying the Book

Lieutenant Kurosawa’s Errand Boy can be purchased online here. Customers can also purchase the book at various bookstores in Singapore, Malaysia and the UK.

About the Publisher

Epigram Books is a leading Singaporean publisher of fiction — novels, short stories, plays, graphic novels, chapter books, picture books — and non-fiction. It began as a division of the multiple award-winning communications design firm Epigram, but was registered as a separate entity in 2011 to champion Singaporean literature.

About the Epigram Books Fiction Prize

The Epigram Books Fiction Prize promotes contemporary creative writing and rewards excellence in Singaporean literature. The richest literary prize in Singapore is awarded to the Singaporean, permanent resident or Singapore-born author for the best manuscript of a full-length, original and unpublished novel written in the English language.