Tan Twan Eng Wins Man Asian Literary Prize

Posted on March 19, 2013

The Garden of Evening Mists


Tan Twan Eng won the 2012 Man Asian Literary Prize for his novel, The Garden of Evening Mists. He is the first Malaysian author to win the prize. The awards carries a $30,000 cash prize.

The novel is set in Malaya following the Japanese occupation. Professor David Parker, executive director of the Asian Literary Prize, said in a statement, "Achieved with the seemingly effortless poise of a remarkable fictional artistry, Tan Twan Eng's winning novel will be prized by all those who cannot resist the mastery of language."

In a release the Asian Literary Prize says the current sponsor, Man Group, will be relinquishing its title sponsorship. A new title sponsor is being sought for the 2013 prize.

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