Tash Aw


Country: Malaysia

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 he studied Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. His first novel, The Harmony Silk Factory, won the 2005 Whitbread First Novel Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize. His short fiction work, Sail, won the O. Henry Prize in 2013. His latest work, Fourth Estate, was published in 2019.

Tash Aw lahir di Taiwan dan dibesarkan di Kuala Lumpur sebelum pindah ke Inggris saat remaja. Ia bekerja sebagai pengacara selama empat tahun di London sebelum belajar Menulis Kreatif di Universitas East Anglia. Novel pertamanya, The Harmony Silk Factory, memenangkan 2005 Whitbread First Novel Award dan Commonwealth Writers Prize. Karya fiksi pendeknya, Sail, memenangkan O. Henry Prize pada 2013. Karya terbarunya, Fourth Estate, telah diterbitkan pada 2019.

Appearing in

Main Program | Parallel Lives: Living Between Cultures

How do we create belonging and space for ourselves to feel a sense of inclusion? Our speakers come together to discuss their experiences of living between cultures and the importance …


Main Program | In Conversation with Preeta Samarasan

Preeta Samarasan, author of Tale of the Dreamer’s Son, tells stories of family, race, religion, tradition versus modernity, all with a backdrop of Malaysian heritage. Janet Steele welcomes Preeta to …


Special Event | Love Bites: Prose, Macarons and Sparkling Wine

Laksmi Pamuntjak, Preeta Samarasan, Afra Atiq, Ravi Shankar, and Joko Pinurbo present an afternoon of seductive readings, and musings on love, lust, and relationships while savouring Vincent Nigita’s dreamy macarons, …