Astro Shaw to adapt The Garden Of Evening Mists with HBO


Tan Twan Eng-The Garden of Evening MistsTan Twan Eng’s award-winning novel set for English-language feature to be co-produced with HBO Asia.

Malaysia’s Astro Shaw has optioned Tan Twan Eng’s award-winning novel The Garden Of Evening Mists, which it plans to adapt as an English-language feature to be co-produced with HBO Asia. 

Set across three time periods, the book follows a woman who lost her sister during the Japanese occupation of Malaysia and later becomes the apprentice and lover of a Japanese gardener in the Cameron Highlands.

It was awarded the Man Asian Literary Prize in 2012 and the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction.

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