Literary Reputations

Tash Aw

The 2013 Burgess Lecture

  • 8
  • Oct




Author Tash Aw photographed against a leafy green backdrop.

For the 2013 Burgess Lecture, we are delighted to welcome acclaimed novelist Tash Aw to Manchester to talk about the life and work of Anthony Burgess and his influence on his writing. Tash Aw was brought up in Kuala Lumpur and is now based in London. Described by Doris Lessing as a master storyteller, his three award-winning novels of migrant experience in a changing world – The Harmony Silk Factory, Map of the Invisible World and this year’s Five Star Billionaire – have established him as one of the leading voices of south-east Asia writing today.