Malaysia’s Tash Aw wins M’s Residency in Shanghai – 2010

Famed Malaysian novelist and London-based Tash Aw has won a 3-month China residency, in this case, Shanghai, for the writing of his third novel, also based on the same location.

The win  comes courtesy of the M Literary Residency founded in 2009 by Michelle Garnaut of the M Residency Group, the Shanghai International Literary Festival and writer Pankaj Mishra, with which to foster deeper intellectual, cultural and artistic links with China and also to better pursue its literary heritage. Meanwhile, Colie Hoffman, an American poet wins the India residency where she will work on a full-length book of poetry in Pondicherry.

Thanks to Asia Writes for the heads-up who also kindly reminds readers that applications for the 2011 Residency opens  on May 11.

Further Reading:

Shanghai International Literary Festival 2010
The Harmony Silk Factory
Map of the Invisible World

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