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Tash Aw

Tash Aw is a former graduate of UEA. The Harmony Silk Factory is his first novel and was the winner of the Whitbread First Novel Award 2005 and Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Novel 2005, as well as being longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. His second novel was 'Map of the Invisible World'. He is Malaysian by birth but now lives in London.
Anthologies edited
Non fiction
   The Face (2016)
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2005) : The Harmony Silk Factory
Whitbread Prize Best First Novel winner (2005) : The Harmony Silk Factory
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2013) : Five Star Billionaire

Tash Aw recommends
An I-Novel (1995)
Minae Mizumura
"At its heart, An I-Novel is a deep meditation on the writer's internal life, on straddling cultures and wanting to be at once authentic and original. Exploding the conventions of a long-established literary form, Minae Mizumura's novel is a landmark in contemporary Japanese literature, finally brought to English-language readers by Juliet Winters Carpenter's titanic feat of translation."
The Loudest Sound and Nothing (2007)
Clare Wigfall
"Unsettling, brooding and beautifully crafted."
Communion Town (2012)
Sam Thompson
"A remarkable first novel."
Crazy Rich Asians (2013)
(Rich, book 1)
Kevin Kwan
"Rachel’s squeaky-clean naiveté is a clever foil to the intricate workings of the high-glamour Asian set around her. Chinese on the outside but all-American on the inside, she allows us to see the myriad nuances of intra-Asian culture that the novel goes to great lengths to show."
A Man (2020)
Keiichiro Hirano
"A riveting examination of desire and identity, A Man patiently unpicks the nature of unfulfilled aspirations. Keiichiro Hirano has written a multilayered tale of human reinvention, at once eminently readable and deeply moving."
21 Immortals (2020)
(Inspector Mislan, book 1)
Rozlan Mohd Noor
"Razor-sharp and full of the grit and color of the streets of Kuala Lumpur, 21 Immortals is a gripping examination of the link between organized crime and politics. Total edge-of-the-seat stuff."
Bestiary (2020)
K-Ming Chang
"Fierce and funny, full of magic and grit, Bestiary is the most searching exploration of love and belonging I’ve read in a long time. Family, immigrant, queer, magic realist—none of these tags can quite capture the energy of this startling novel, which is all of those things, yet somehow more. K-Ming Chang has created something truly remarkable."

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