Tash Aw's The Face: Strangers on a Pier has been named one of five finalists in the inaugural Christopher Isherwood Prize for Autobiographical Prose category of the 2016 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes! Tash will attend the Prize ceremony on Friday, April 21, on the campus of USC, and will be featured in the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books during the ensuing weekend. See more details on the LA Times' Jacket Copy blog and at www.latimesbookprizes.com.
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About The Face Series
Alternately philosophical, funny, personal, political, and poetic, the short memoirs in THE FACE series offer unique perspectives on race, culture, identity, and the human experience from some of our most dynamic literary writers. Our inspiration for The Face comes from a passage by Jorge Luis Borges:
“As the years go by, he peoples a space with images of provinces, kingdoms, mountains, bays, ships, islands, fishes, rooms, instruments, stars, horses, and individuals. A short time before he dies, he discovers that the patient labyrinth of lines traces the lineaments of his own face.”