Tan Twan Eng


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Tan Twan Eng was born in Penang and lived in various places in Malaysia as a child. He studied law at the University of London and later worked as lawyer in one of Kuala Lumpur’s most reputable law firms; in 2016, he was an International Writer-in-Residence at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Tan's first novel, The Gift of Rain (2007), was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and has been translated into Italian, Spanish, Greek, Romanian, Czech and Serbian. The Garden of Evening Mists (2011), his second novel, won the Man Asian Literary Prize and Walter Scott Prize, and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

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The Garden of Evening Mists

4.09 avg rating — 14,846 ratings — published 2011 — 39 editions
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“For what is a person without memories? A ghost, trapped between worlds, without an identity, with no future, no past.”
Tan Twan Eng, The Garden of Evening Mists

“Memory is like patches of sunlight in an overcast valley, shifting with the movement of the clouds. Now and then the light will fall on a particular point in time, illuminating it for a moment before the wind seals up the gap, and the world is in shadows again.”
Tan Twan Eng, The Garden of Evening Mists

“The palest ink will endure beyond the memories of man”
Tan Twan Eng, The Garden of Evening Mists

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