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Win 'The Gift of Rain' book

Closing Date: Nov 17, 2013.
Win 'The Gift of Rain' book


Inspired by author and Man Asian Literary Prize 2012 winner Tan Twan Eng's first novel, 'The Gift of Rain', George Town Literary Festival 2013 will organise a half-day trail based on his novel that journeys to various parts of the Penang island that includes Millionaire's Row on Northam Road, Tua Pek Kong temple, Moon Gate on Waterfall Road and more. Hosted by BFM radio host, Umapagan Ampikaipakan, there will also be meet and greet sessions with the author himself at the start and end of the trail. So, this exclusive book giveaway of 'The Gift of Rain' will come in handy. Get hints to our questions from our gallery and interview.

About the book
'The Gift of Rain' tells a story of a half-Chinese, half-English teen named Philip Hutton who kindled an unexpected friendship with a Japanese diplomat named Hayato Endo during the turbulent times of World War II and Malaya's Japanese Occupation. This book was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize in 2007.

Enter now

  • 1. Tan Twan Eng is the winner of...
  • Man Asian Literary Prize 2012
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize 2012
  • S.E.A. Write Award 2012
  • 2. In conjunction with George Town Literary Festival 2013, which BFM radio host will lead 'The Gift of Rain' half-day trail?
  • Kam Raslan
  • Umapagan Ampikaipakan
  • Salvatore Dali
  • 3. Based on 'The Gift of Rain trail' gallery, the half-day trail will include these attractions except...
  • Lim Kongsi
  • Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion
  • Eastern & Oriental Hotel
  • 4.In 'Five minutes with Tan Twan Eng', the author's ultimate dinner party guests include...
  • Mark Twain
  • Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Haruki Murakami

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  • The prizes

    Prize (x3)
    One copy of 'The Gift of Rain' book by Tan Twan Eng

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