#244 – Author Chat w/ Tan Twan Eng

On this episode, we are joined by Malaysian novelist Tan Twan Eng to talk about his new Booker Prize long-listed novel The House of Doors, a historical fiction story about British citizens living in colonial Malaya and their personal dramas that play out against the backdrop of significant real life events, including the murder trial Ethel Proudlock and the revolution of Dr. Sun Yat Sen. We chat with Twan about the challenges of writing fiction around real life characters and events as well as his inspiration for writing a story about white settlers in Malaysia.

Follow Twan on instagram at @tan.twan.eng and check out his novel, The House of Doors, available now on the Books & Boba bookshop!

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Little Shop of Horrors in NYC now starring Constance Wu

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is now in its fifth succulent year at the Westside Theatre! And right now, the man-eating musical has welcomed to the cast star of Crazy Rich Asians and Fresh Off the Boat Constance Wu and High School Musical’s Corbin Bleu. Don’t miss this delicious duo, onstage together for a limited time only.

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