Main Program | In Conversation with Tash Aw and Preeta Samarasan

28 Oct 2022 09:00 - 10:00
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Tash Aw, author of Strangers on a Pier: Portrait of a Family, and Preeta Samarasan, author of Tale of the Dreamer’s Son, tell stories of family, race, religion, tradition versus modernity, all with a backdrop of Malaysian heritage. Janet Steele welcomes these acclaimed novelists to speak on their new titles.

Tash Aw penulis Strangers on a Pier: Portrait of a Family, dan penulis Preeta Samarasan dari Tale of the Dreamer’s Son menceritakan kisah keluarga, ras, agama, tradisi versus modern, semuanya dengan latar belakang warisan budaya Malaysia. Janet Steele menyambut para novelis terkenal ini untuk berbicara tentang karya baru mereka.


Tash Aw

Tash Aw was born in Taiwan and grew up in Kuala Lumpur before moving to England in his teens. He worked as a lawyer for four years in London before …

Janet Steele

Janet Steele is a Journalism Professor at the George Washington University and the Director of the Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication. She frequently visits Southeast Asia to lecture …

Preeta Samarasan

Preeta Samarasan was born in Malaysia and moved to France where she now resides. Her novel Evening is the Whole Day was published in 2008, and more recently, her novel Tale of the …

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