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Tash Aw


Tash Aw is Malaysian by birth but now lives in London.With the assistance of two fellowships, Tash spent considerable time in Shanghai writing Five Star Billionaire, his third novel.

He is the author of two previous novels including The Harmony Silk Factory, which won the Whitbread Best First Novel Award, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Novel and was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize. His second novel, Map of the Invisible World, was published in 2009.

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