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Tash Aw examines corruption, migration and the act of writing

We, The Survivors (above) is Tash Aw's (left) "most personal novel".
We, The Survivors is Tash Aw's (above) "most personal novel".PHOTO: ST FILE
We, The Survivors (above) is Tash Aw's "most personal novel".
We, The Survivors (above) is Tash Aw's "most personal novel". PHOTO: ST FILE

Acclaimed Malaysian author Tash Aw said in an interview that his fourth book, We, The Survivors, is the "most personal novel" he has ever written.

Two characters embody Aw's fractured identity. Though he studied abroad and now lives in London, he spent parts of his childhood in the rural towns of Malaysia, where his grandparents lived.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 01, 2019, with the headline 'Tash Aw examines corruption, migration and the act of writing'. Print Edition | Subscribe