Tash Aw is an award-winning author with three previous novels and one autobiographical non-fiction book. We, the Survivors is a 2019 release. The focus is on Ah Hock, a man living just outside of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
In Ah Hock's bid to build a better life for himself, he kills a Bangladeshi migrant worker. In the interview, the author touches on some of the themes in the novel, such as friendship, masculinity and language.
Then, Nathan has a conversation with some of The Kinkonauts (Nicole Zylstra & Michael Harvey) about their improvised, family-friendly, 1930's-radio-drama X-Mas show: 'It's An Okay Life, Considering'..
Featuring audience-suggested advertisements, live music with Mandy Morris and Her Jazz Quartet, plus the wonderful addition of sound effects performed with cool analogue devices, this interview covers the yuletide effort of Calgary's improv lab.