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March 28, 2013

Tan Twan Eng wins Man Asian Literary Prize

 gardenmists| By Benedicte Page

Malaysian writer Tan Twan Eng has won the $30,000 Man Asian Literary Prize for his novel The Garden of Evening Mists, which was last year shortlisted for the UK’s Man Booker.

Meanwhile the award organisers have said a new sponsor for the prize will be announced in April, following the withdrawal of Man Group.

The Garden of Evening Mists, set during the aftermath of the Japanese occupation of Malaya, is published in the UK by Myrmidon Books. Myrmidon is collaborating with Canongate on the mass market edition of the book, to be published in May. The author will visit the UK to support publication, including events at Hay on Wye, Asia House and Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights.

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