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Win tickets to see Tash Aw at the Vancouver Writers Festival

Vancouver Writers Fest 2019

SFU Library presents Tash Aw in conversaton with Eleanor Wachtel

SFU Library is proudly partnering with the Vancouver Writers Festival to present author Tash Aw in conversation with CBC radio host Eleanor Wachtel.

We, the Survivors -- and other works

Tash Aw’s writing is consistently lyrical and cutting, and has received nominations for the Whitbread First Novel Award, two Man Booker Prizes and The LA Times Book Prize.

His new novel, We, the Survivors, captures the expansive changes in Asian societies over the century, and illuminates the lives of those at the bottom of the gulf between rich and poor which, Aw explains, “is much greater than in the west.” His story of Ah Hock—a poor Malaysian fisherman whose dreams of betterment (and a regular salary) are siphoned by an act of violence—is by far Aw’s most personal book, and its potency lingers long after reading.

Who better to speak with the author about his ability to unearth the complex modern challenges of a continent than beloved CBC Writers and Company host, Eleanor Wachtel?

To enter ticket draw

Tweet the title of your favourite book by Tash Aw to @sfu_library before October 17th -- with the hashtag #AwInVancouver.

The winner will be notified on October 17th.


Tash Aw


October 23


7:30 pm


Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright Street

Registration information

For more information and to purchase tickets for this event, visit the event page.

Contact for further information

Please contact Leah Hopton by email: lhopton at