Podcast: Twan Twan Eng Discusses the Historical Setting of The Garden of Evening Mists
Sue Grant-Marshall talked to Tan Twan Eng, author of The Garden of Evening Mists, on Reading Matters, her Radio Today show. Phoning in from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, he discussed the book with Grant-Marshall, and also read from the first chapter.
Twan talked about the historical background of the book, and describes what the protagonists experienced during the invasion of Malaysia by the Japanese. The Garden of Evening Mists was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize last year, which Tan Twan Eng says “was a very exciting time”:
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