Aw’s debut, The Harmony Silk Factory, won a Commonwealth Writers Prize and was longlisted for the Booker. The Guardian has dubbed him ‘part of a rising generation of South-Asian writers who are remapping the region with little heed to existing national frontiers’.
Five Star Billionaire is an elegant and sharply contemporary look at a resurgent and fiercely capitalist China in a new century – and the opportunities (and hidden costs) it holds.
Tash Aw will be joined on stage by Nikki Anderson. (rodneyvc)