On Being French and Chinese | Tash Aw | Granta

On Being French and Chinese

Tash Aw

‘We were trapped in a sort of double prison: by poverty in Europe, and by China and its expectations of us.’

Tash Aw

Tash Aw is the author of four critically acclaimed novels, which have won the Whitbread First Novel Award, a regional Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and twice been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He is also the author of the memoir The Face: Strangers on a Pier, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He was recently the Judith Ginsberg Fellow at the Columbia Institute of Ideas and Imagination in Paris. His latest novel, We, The Survivors, was published in 2019.

Photograph © Stacey Liu

More about the author →