21 July 2017

Here in Malaysia, we are fortunate to have a flourishing creative scene with a series of yearly festivals that cater to various art forms. Festivals are great platforms that encourage discussion, promote the exchange of ideas and provide artists with avenue to showcase their work. What’s more, the public get to enjoy and develop a more widespread appreciation of the arts.

/ 林冠英:图破坏槟建设·“不怕民政告两岸三通”

6 July 2017


/ George Town Literary Festival 2017 To Be Held In November

5 July 2017

The George Town Literary Festival 2017 returns for the seventh edition this year with the theme of Monsters Against (Im) Mortals which will be held from Nov 24 to 26 in The Majestic Theatre, Penang, here.

/ Festival Sastera George Town 2017 Berlangsung Pada November

5 July 2017

Edisi ketujuh Festival Sastera George Town 2017 bertemakan 'Monsters Against (Im) Mortals' akan berlangsung dari 24 hingga 26 Nov di sini.

/ 11月24喬治市文學節 各國文藝學者來交流

5 July 2017

(檳城5日訊)主題Monsters&(Im)Mortals的2017年第7屆喬治市文學節(Georgetown Literary Festival),將從11月24日至26日在大華戲院舉行,屆時來自世界各國的作家、詩人及思想家,將通過他們的散文、詩歌、語言、漫畫和電影與大家交流。

/ George Town Festival shortlisted in London Book Fair Awards

13 February 2017

George Town Literary Festival is one of the three shortlisted nominees for the Literary Festival Award alongside India’s Bookaroo Trust – Festival of Children’s Literature and South Africa’s Open Book Festival.

/ George Literary Festival shortlisted for international award

11 February 2017

The George Town Literary Festival (GTLF), a Penang-based annual literary event, was named by the London Book Fair International Award as one of three shortlisted nominees for the Literary Festival Award.

/ Learning how to yearn

6 January 2017

The Welsh have a word that encapsulates a profound melancholy that spurs creativity, a longing for a possibly non-existent place — Hiraeth. GTLF 2016 writer, Tishani Doshi, reflects on this year’s festival theme.

/ A childhood spent around the world fuels his stories

22 December 2016

Scudamore, a graduate of Oxford and of the University of East Anglia, is the author of three critically-acclaimed novels, The Amnesia Clinic, Heliopolis and Wreaking. The author was recently in Malaysia as part of this year’s George Town Literary Festival, and also led a writer’s workshop at the British Council in Kuala Lumpur on Nov 22 and 23.

/ An ode to Hiraeth: George Town Literary Festival (GTLF) 2016

3 December 2016

In response to the recent events that appeared to threaten the ideal of a safe and harmonious home nation, this edition of GTLF explored the theme of ‘Hiraeth’, a Welsh term defined as ‘the longing for a homeland that is no longer there’.