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/ Penang literary fest bags International Excellence Awards
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
/ George Town Literary Festival plans to grow in 2018
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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.