Tan Twan Eng: 2013 book prize winner’s ‘amazing’ year

TwanEarly in 2013, author Tan Twan Eng agreed to travel from his Cape Town home to the Borders Book Festival before knowing where Melrose was.

He came for the announcement of last year’s Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction – and as it turned out, was not disappointed, either by his win or the warmth of the welcome he found in the Borders.

This week Twan sent comments specially penned for The Southern on what the win and its £25,000 cash prize meant. To see Twan’s comments please visit their website here.