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Latest novel from Malaysian author Tash Aw

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First broadcast:
Tuesday 05 March 2013

The best of the world's arts, film, music and literature brought to you every day. Presented by Anna McNamee. Malaysian author Tash Aw, joins us to talk about his new novel, Five Star Billionaire, which charts the lives of migrant Malaysian workers whose lives begin to overlap in Shanghai.

Last year in China ticket receipts for theatre shows, concerts or live events totalled more than 13 billion yuan - or just over $2 billion(US). Hong Kong based writer Linda Kennedy explains why.

And, the latest side project from Thom Yorke, the lead singer with Radiohead, is Atoms for Peace, working alongside Flea from Red Hot Chilli Peppers - he reveals how the tracks came together.


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  • Tash Aw

    Malaysian author Tash Aw's latest novel: Five Star Billionaire.

  • Chinese Theatre

    Last year Chinese theatre ticket sales totalled more than $2 billion (US).

  • Thom Yorke

    The latest side project from the lead singer with Radiohead is "Atoms for Peace".

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