Tan Twan Eng wins Asia’s top literary prize – The Man Asian Literary Prize
Tan Twan Eng won the Asia’s top literary prize “Man Asian Literary Prize” for his novel ‘The Garden of Evening Mists’, for the year 2012.
- He became the first Malaysian author to win Asia’s most prestigious literary prize.
- The author won with his novel The Garden of Evening Mists, which is only the second time the Man Asian Literary Prize has been won by a novel originally written in English. All previous winners, except Ilustrado by Miguel Syjuco (2008), won as English translations.