When we travel or go on a holiday, we look forward to discovering spaces and cultures new to us. Here is a list of ten books that can vicariously give us a flavour of diverse cultures in the same way. The selection zips across Asia collecting books that have won Man Booker Prize, Man Asian Literary prize and more.
The books sail from Philippines to China, Mongolia, India, Japan, Vietnam to satisfy the fussiest of palates with fiction from different cultures.
Books by award winning and popular writer Haruki Murakami of Japan; Man Asian literary prize winner Bi Feiyu of China; Man Booker prize winning writer Arvind Adiga from India and the last and only female winner of the Man Asian Literary Prize, Korean writer Shin Kyung-sook , are featured in this listing.
Malaysian author Tan Twan Eng’s award-winning novel The Garden Of Evening Mists is getting a feature film adaptation, […]
Written by Malaysian novelist Tan Twan Eng, The Garden of Evening Mists has been recognised as one of the best […]
Tan 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.
If Astro does it right and I think it can if it is serious about it, then the […]
Titles in translation dominate shortlist for world’s most valuable literary prize: The Telegraph
The only Asian writer to feature on the recently announced IMPAC Dublin Literary Award is Tan Twan Eng with his marvelous novel, The Garden of Evening Mists.
This year’s shortlist features 10 writers from across the globe, including five novels in translation from Argentina, Colombia, France, Norway and the Netherlands. The only title by a UK author to make the list is The Light of Amsterdam by Northern Irish novelist David Park.
Dina Zaman’s collection of short stories, King Of The Sea, bagged the top prize in the fiction category at Popular-The Star Readers’ Choice Awards, beating award-winning writer Tan Twan Eng’s The Garden Of Evening Mists.
With the culmination of a month-long voting campaign by the public, the announcement was made at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre yesterday to coincide with day one of this year’s BookFest@Malaysia, the annual nine-day book festival organised by the Popular Book Company.
Malaysian author Tan Twan Eng has won the £25,000 Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction for his second […]
Malay author Tan Twan Eng’s The Garden of Evening Mists, which was shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker, […]
Tan Twan Eng and I met recently at a rooftop café in Cape Town to chat about his […]