Tan Twan Eng

Tan Twan Eng was born in Penang but lived in various places in Malaysia as a child. He studied law through the University of London and later worked as lawyer in one of Kuala Lumpur's most reputable law firms. He also has a first-dan ranking in aikido and is a strong proponent for the conservation of heritage buildings. His debut novel, The Gift of Rain was also long-listed for the ManBooker Prize. Tan Twan Eng lives in Cape Town where he is working on his third novel.

Books by Tan Twan Eng

The Garden of Evening Mists

Published: May 2013

Shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize; 'With ravishing sensuousness, it conjures up the lush landscapes and tea estates of Malaya during the 1950s Emergency . . . A haunting novel about memory' - Sunday Times Books of the Year

The Garden of Evening Mists

Published: October 2012

Shortlisted for the MAN Booker Prize 2012: On a mountain above the clouds in the central highlands of Malaya lived the man who had been the gardener of the Emperor of Japan .

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