Hidayah Amin is a founder and consultant of Helang Books. As a publisher, she has gained recognition and won accolades for Helang Books in Singapore and internationally. Hidayah received her Master of Philosophy degree in Historical Studies from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the National University of Singapore.
In addition to publishing, Hidayah is an accomplished writer who has written eight non-fiction books and ten children’s books. She was the winner of the 2015 Hedwig Anuar Book Award for Best Children’s Book for ‘The Mango Tree’, and the 2021 NUS Singapore History Prize for ‘Leluhur: Singapore’s Kampong Gelam’. She mentored interns, and aspiring authors, and gave emerging artists opportunities to display their work.