Event

UEA Live: Tash Aw

Thursday 21 November
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall
6.30 - 9pm
Free

Faculty guest reader: Andrew Cowan

Tash Aw was born in Taipei to Malaysian parents. He grew up in Kuala Lumpur before moving to Britain to attend university. He is the author of three critically acclaimed novels – The Harmony Silk Factory (2005), which won the Whitbread First Novel Award and a regional Commonwealth Writers’ Prize; Map of the Invisible World (2009) and Five Star Billionaire (2013) – and a work of non-fiction, The Face: Strangers on a Pier (2016), finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. His novels have twice been longlisted for the MAN Booker prize and been translated into 23 languages.

His work has won an O. Henry Prize and been published in The New Yorker, the London Review of Books, A Public Space and the landmark Granta 100, amongst others. He is also a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. Website

Doors open for all events at 6.30 for a 7pm start. No booking necessary. Arrive early to secure your seat.


About UEA Live

Join us for UEA Live – a season of free literature events where we showcase the very best of UEA’s past, present and future literary talent. Our headline authors are supported by writers from across the current UEA Creative Writing programmes.

Grab a drink from the bar, browse books from Waterstones and settle in for a cosy evening in the company of words, in the heart of England’s first UNESCO City of Literature. All are very welcome.

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November 21, 2019 6:30 pm November 21, 2019 6:30 pm Europe/London UEA Live: Tash Aw Writers' Centre Norwich –

Faculty guest reader: Andrew Cowan Tash Aw was born in Taipei to Malaysian parents. He grew up in Kuala Lumpur before moving to Britain to attend university. He is the author of three critically acclaimed novels – The Harmony Silk Factory (2005), which won the Whitbread First Novel Award and a regional Commonwealth Writers’ Prize; […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich