/ Penang literary fest bags International Excellence Awards

24 April 2018

GEORGE TOWN: The George Town Literary Festival (GTLF) has added another feather in its cap by clinching The International Excellence Awards 2018: The Literary Festival Award at The London Book Fair 2018. Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/04/24/penang-literary-fest-bags-international-excellence-awards/#AUjlvETjuIJ2Llew.99


/ “乔治市文学节”获颁国际卓越奖

24 April 2018

此外,林冠英也欢喜宣布“乔治市文学节”于4月10日,获得伦敦书展颁发“2018年度国际卓越奖”,乔治市文学节是首次获此殊荣。 林冠英指出,乔治市文学节始于2011年,也是东南亚惟一赢得此奖的文学节。实际上,该文学节于去年入围上述奖项,但没有获奖。文学节最初由槟城研究院负责推动。“为了扩大参与度,最后我们交由槟州国际会议及展览机构(PCEB)负责推动。”


/ 乔治市文学节荣获2018年伦敦书展国际优秀奖

23 April 2018

此外,也是檳首长的林冠英宣布,乔治市文学节荣获2018年伦敦书展国际优秀奖,它也是唯一贏得此奖项的亚太区参赛者。 出席者尚有檳城国际会议及展览局首席执行员阿斯维及乔治市文学节策展人本妮丝。


/ George Town Literary Festival plans to grow in 2018

26 December 2017

OVER three days, George Town Literary Festival (GTLF) 2017 welcomed about 4,500 literary “monsters”, to Penang, where they were immersed themselves with panel discussions, literary activities and book launches.


/ Malaysian festival puts Asian literature in the spotlight

14 December 2017

PENANG, Malaysia In a beautifully refurbished colonial building next to George Town's coastal thoroughfare, a tight-knit yet diverse crowd is hungry for answers. A microphone is passed around, and people rock nervously in their chairs as they wait to throw questions at a row of international authors and editors, who are animated after a heated discussion. Above their heads, the...


/ Hantu kekuasaan di George Town

4 December 2017

Telah seminggu festival sastera antara bangsa George Town Literary Festival (GTLF) berakhir. Acara tahunan anjuran kerajaan Pulau Pinang itu telah berlangsung saban tahun sejak 2011. Bagi acara GTLF tahun ini, berlangsung dari 24 ke 26 November lalu, saya turut diundang menyertai festival itu.


/ Malaysian festival highlights rise of pan-Asian literature

3 December 2017

PENANG, Malaysia -- In a beautifully refurbished colonial building next to George Town's coastal thoroughfare, a tight-knit yet diverse crowd is hungry for answers. A microphone is passed around, and people rock nervously in their chairs as they wait to throw questions at a row of international authors and editors, who are animated after a heated discussion.


/ GEORGE TOWN LIT FEST RECAP!

1 December 2017

George Town is a northern city situated on the island of Penang, which proudly boasts a reputation as a ‘rebel state’ as well as home to the best street food in Malaysia. A UNESCO heritage site, traces of the bustle of migrants, traders, merchants, and sailors are still felt in the cooking, the lovingly preserved teahouses and worn shop signs. With the three coinciding festivals...


/ Old myths still have meaning today, says George Town lit fest keynote speaker

29 November 2017

MONSTERS are how our minds picture the ugly, evil, unjust and cruel, while immortals have been relegated to spend earthly lives for eternity. These age-old myths still have meaning in our present day, said Muhammad Haji Salleh, the 1991 national literary laureate, in his keynote speech at the launch of this year's George Town Literary Festival (GTLF) themed 'Monsters and (Im)mortals'.


/ George Town Lit Fest gets thumbs up for being different

28 November 2017

THE George Town Literary Festival (GTLF) this year ended on a good note, with all its writers, panellists and artists looking forward to the next instalment. Malaysian writers like Felicia Yap said the GTLF this year had created a "buzzy atmosphere" that promoted interaction between writers and readers.