Faculty and Staff


Writers in Residence


​Tash A​w


Mailing Address:
School of Humanities
Nanyang Technological University
14 Nanyang Drive,
Singapore 637332


Born in Taipei to Malaysian parents, Tash Aw grew up in Kuala Lumpur. He is the author of three novels, which have been translated into twenty three languages. As a literary reviewer, his work has appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph and the Financial Times. His novel Five Star Billionaire was published in March 2013 and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. His previous novels are Map of the Invisible World (2009) and The Harmony Silk Factory (2005). He has be​en awarded the O Henry Prize, 2013, the Whitbread Prize (Best First Novel) 2006, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Best First Novel, Asia-Pacific Region) 2006, and was longlisted for the IMPAC Prize 2007, the Man Booker Prize 2005, and the Guardian First Book Prize 2005. Tash was the NTU-NAC International Writer-in-Residence from January to May 2013. From 2014 he joins our teaching faculty for six months of each year.

HZ202/HZ9202 Creative Writing: Fiction