Tan Twan Eng http://www.tantwaneng.com/

Tan Twan Eng

Biography

Tan Twan Eng was born in Penang, Malaysia. His debut novel The Gift of Rain was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2007 and has been widely translated. The Garden of Evening Mists won the Man Asian Literary Prize 2012 and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2012 and the 2013 Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction. He divides his time between Kuala Lumpur and Cape Town. www.tantwaneng.com



  • Reading Group Guide

    TAN TWAN ENG

    Man Booker Reading Group Guide for The Garden of Evening Mists

  • Spectator Interview

    STEPHEN MCEWAN

    'I have no alternative but to write in English.'

  • AGI Interview

    TIM HOLM

    'I speak Malay, Cantonese and Hokkien, but I write in English as it’s the language I read, think and dream in.'

  • The Scotsman

    ELIZABETH LAIRD

    'Walter Scott Prize: Tan's Prize Surprise.'

  • BBC News

    TAN TWAN ENG

    'Malaysian author Tan Twan Eng wins Walter Scott Prize'

  • The Telegraph

    JON STOCK

    'Tan Twan Eng beats Hilary Mantel to win £25, 000 prize for historical fiction.'

     

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