Monday, April 28, 2008

Festival of Asian Literature

Michael Binyon in The Times has news of a very interesting literary festival and it's one that slipped beneath my radar completely last year.

The second Festival of Asian Literature will runs from May 12-23 at Asia House which Binyon describes as :
... a vibrant new cultural centre, is fast emerging as London's cultural window on a continent, one that is fast emerging as the main showcase of the arts, films, music and literature of India, China and some 30 other countries from Indonesia to the Gulf.
The 11 day event brings together some major Asian authors including Mohsin Hamid, Amitav Ghost, Shashi Tharoor, Pankaj Mishra, Xinran, Diane Liang Wei, as well as Malaysian author Chiew-Siah Tei , who was longlisted for the Man Asian Literary prize.

I am terribly jealous of those who will get to go!

(Picture above shows Xinran, Diane Liang Wei and Chiew-Siah Tei)


Kak Teh said...

sharon, yes, I heard about this and will try to go.

bibliobibuli said...

you are my london correspondent!

Chet said...

*envious of Kak Teh*

Kak Teh said...

aye, aye Maam.

Chet, dont be lah! Am missing more events in malaysia.

karin said...

hi sharon,

are you still running any creative writing courses?i tried to email you but the email bounced back.

if you are conducting any writing classes in the coming months,do let me email is