|Wednesday, 17 October 2012 10:51|
Tan made it to the Booker longlist with his first novel "The Gift of Rain" in 2007. KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's Tan Twan Eng was shortlisted in 2012 for his book "The Garden of Evening Mists", narrated by Yun Ling Teoh who is the sole survivor of a Japanese prison camp, Reuters repoted.
Hilary Mantel wrote herself into the history books on Tuesday, becoming the first woman and first Briton to win the coveted Man Booker prize for fiction twice with "Bring Up the Bodies", the sequel to her acclaimed "Wolf Hall".
Chair of judges Peter Stothard described Mantel as the "greatest modern English prose writer" and told reporters she had rewritten the art of historical fiction.