Tash Aw was born in Taipei, Taiwan, and brought up in Malaysia. He is the author of four novels: The Harmony Silk Factory, which won the Whitbread First Novel Award and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book and was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize; Map of the Invisible World; and Five Star Billionaire, which was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize in 2013. He is also the author of a memoir of an immigrant family, The Face: Strangers on a Pier, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His latest novel We, the Survivors was published by FSG this September.
Chia-Chia Lin is a graduate of Harvard College and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her stories have appeared in The Paris Review and other journals. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Unpassing is her first novel.