Tash Aw’s debut novel, The Harmony Silk Factory, won the Whitbread First Novel Award and a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Novel, and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Aw is Malaysian by birth but now lives in London, England. He presented his second novel, Map of the Invisible World, the psychologically rich tale of three lives indelibly marked both by their own past and the past of Indonesia.