Tan Twan Eng was born in Penang, but lived in various places
in Malaysia

as a child. He studied law through the University of London, and later worked

as an advocate and solicitor in one of Kuala Lumpur's most reputable law firms.

He also has a first-dan ranking in akido and is a strong proponent for the

conservation of heritage buildings. He has spent the last year travelling

around South Africa, and currently lives in Cape Town where he is working

on his second book.



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