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Tan Twan Eng: The reluctant gardener

(1) Comments | Posted March 14, 2013 | 4:46 PM

Tan Twan Eng, the winner of this year's Man Asian Literary Prize, says he came up with the title of his book without much fuss or drama.

"The Garden of Evening Mists -- it's exactly what it says it is. There's a garden and it's in the mountains so...

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Myanmar - Irrawaddy Literary Festival

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2013 | 9:24 AM

Myanmar's first international literary festival over the weekend drew thousands of people. NGO workers, journalists, lawyers, business executives, monks and students -- it wasn't the usual book club crowd.

Nor was this any regular book festival.

A host of international authors, crowds of people speaking freely, Aung San Suu Kyi...

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