‘Five Star Billionaire’ is the third novel by UEA graduate Tash Aw and is published by Fourth Estate this week. Tash (pictured) was born in Taipei to Malaysian parents and grew up in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He graduated from the UEA MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2003. His first novel ‘The Harmony Silk Factory’ was published in 2005 and won the Whitbread First Novel Award and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Novel. It was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and longlisted for the International Impac Dublin Award. His second novel ‘Map of the Invisible World’ was published in 2009. His fiction has been translated into 23 languages.