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Tash Aw

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Tash Aw’s third – and ‘most personal’ – novel, Five Star Billionaire, follows four Malaysian characters trying to make it in the new China, where the megacity of Shanghai is the new New York. With chair Nikki Anderson, Aw talks about his literary survey of a resurgent and fiercely capitalist China - and explores its delicate balance of opportunity and ruthlessness.

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