Tan Twan Eng was born in Penang, Malaysia. His debut novel The Gift of Rain was longlisted for the 2007 Booker Prize and has been widely translated.

The Garden of Evening Mists won the Man Asian Literary Prize 2012 and the 2013 Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction and was shortlisted for the 2012 Booker Prize and the 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Tan Twan Eng divides his time between Kuala Lumpur and Cape Town.

All nominated books

The Gift of Rain
The Garden of Evening Mists