Global grade: the list of award-winning Malaysian authors is slowly growing

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  • Sunday, 27 Sep 2020

Tan (centre) having his photo taken with guests at a film screening of 'The Garden Of Evening Mists' in Penang in January this year. Photo: Filepic

“On a mountain above the clouds once lived a man who had been the gardener of the Emperor of Japan.”

This is the opening sentence of the poetically languorous novel, The Garden Of Evening Mists (2012), by Malaysian literary giant Tan Twan Eng.

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