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Tash Aw

Book review: Five Star Billionaire, by Tash Aw

Tash Aw's latest novel opens with the titular billionaire admitting: "There has always been something inherently childlike in my pursuit of money."

Sunday, 31 March, 2013, 4:45pm

Worlds apart

His first novel, The Harmony Silk Factory, was nominated for he 2005 Man Booker Prize and won the 005 Whitbread Book Awards First Novel Award, as well as the 2005 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Novel (Asia Pacific region). So the pressure is obviously on for the second offering from Malaysian writer Tash Aw.

6 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

The Harmony Silk Factory

The Harmony Silk Factory

by Tash Aw

Harper Perennial, $96

10 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Smooth as silk

TASH AW'S COSY London flat is adorned with stripped wooden floors and fittings that wouldn't have seemed out of place in Dickens' time. Full of character, it looks like a well-preserved early Victorian home. Wrong.

1 May 2005 - 12:00am

The Harmony Silk Factory

The Harmony Silk Factory

by Tash Aw

HarperCollins (UK) and Riverhead (US) $201

27 Mar 2005 - 12:00am