April 21, 2021

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Tan Twan Eng distances himself from NLB Singapore

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Tan Twan Eng-The Garden of Evening MistsHere is one more author to join the bandwagon against the book pulping decision by the NLB Singapore.

Booker Prize shortlisted writer Tan Twan Eng has written an open letter to the National Library Board of Singapore in this regard:

Hello Fellow Readers and Book-Lovers,

Sometime in 2010 the National Library Board of Singapore (‘NLB’) requested my permission to excerpt 10 pages of The Gift of Rain for an anthology the NLB was planning to publish with the editorial expertise of a panel of leading academics from Singapore and South East Asia. I was, naturally, honoured to be asked, and I gave my permission.

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