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Welcome to the George Town Literary Festival 2013

The third George Town Literary Festival 2013 is back this year with the theme The Ties That Bind and brings together the best of Malaysian writing with distinct international voices in the historic UNESCO World Heritage Site of George Town, Penang from Nov 29 – Dec 1 2013

This November, we welcome 30 brilliant writers, poets, thinkers and critics to the beautiful and enchanting setting of George Town to tell their stories through prose, poetry, spoken word, cartoons and film.

Headlining the festival this year is Malaysian icon and cartoonist Datuk Lat, or Lat, (Kampung Boy, Town Boy), award-winner Tash Aw (Five Star Billionaire, The Harmony Silk Factory), Glasgow-based Chiew-Siah Tei(Little Hut of Leaping Fishes), Shamini Flint (The Inspector Singh series), prolific playwright Huzir Sulaiman, human rights lawyer and poet Cecil Rajendra and Orang Asli writer Mahat Akiya -who will be participating in his first international literary festival….read more

Festival Partners

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  • Kingdom of Netherland
  • British Council
  • Goethe Institut
  • Fingertec
  • Berjaya Air
  • Writers Unlimited
  • Borders
  • Lite FM
  • Air Asia
  • China House