/ Book your vacation: Literary festivals around Asia

3 April 2015

Each year, literary festivals report record attendance. Asia boasts an estimated 60 literary festivals, making it clear that new generations of writers and readers are still moved by the written word. George Town Literary Festival made it to the list of six highly recommended literary festivals in Asia by the Myanmar Times.


/ Words on Malaysian Writing

6 December 2014

George Town Literary Festival 2014 discussed the array of benefits and tribulations that the altered scope of modern-day publishing has to offer through a series of lectures, classrooms and conversations, with titles like What Publishers Want, Inventing Characters, The Art Of Political Biography and Polish Your Writing.


/ Lit fest ruminations

4 December 2014

Fresh from the George Town Literary Festival – the fourth in the series – and while waiting for their flight their respective homes in the Klang Valley, Ahmad Fuad Rahmat and Sharaad Kuttan look back at ideas and notions embedded in the many conversations they had at the annual gab-fest.


/ George Town Literary Festival returns to Penang

28 November 2014

Umapagan Ambikaipagan, the festival’s director, says that Malaysians crave debate and have been doing it a lot more these days. However, the level of discourse leaves a lot to be desired if only because we have been living under a shroud of control.


/ The George Town Literary Festival returns with a capital edge

25 November 2014

This year, Umapagan, the man behind the now two-year-old, mid-year Cooler Lumpur Festival, assumes the role of curator of the annual George Town Literary Festival (GTLF), taking over from author/poet Bernice Chauly.


/ The written word finds festival joy in exotic Asian locales

3 October 2014

With Asian authors gaining wider acclaim, literary festivals have mushroomed across the region. Bloomberg lists George Town Literary Festival as one of the four must-visit literary festivals in Asia.


/ Bookmark: George Town Literary Festival 2013

26 November 2013

The George Town Literary Festival is back in 2013 with the theme, "The Ties That Bind". With 30 brilliant writers, poets, thinkers and critics coming together in the historic city George Town to tell their stories through prose, poetry, spoken word, cartoons and film, it's definitely not something to miss out on. Bernice Chauly, Malaysian writer, poet and teacher tells us more.


/ BFM Spotlight – Nii Ayikwei Parkes

20 December 2012

As one of BFM’s Spotlight interviews from the Georgetown Literary Festival, Sharaad Kuttan talks to Ghanaian author, Nii Ayikwei Parkes who is now currently practicing his trade in the UK.


/ George Town Literary Festival II

30 November 2012

Lit fest curator Bernice Chauly takes a break from her busy schedule to talk about the upcoming Festival which runs from November 23-25, 2012.


/ George Town Literary Festival 2012

23 November 2012

The George Town Literary Festival 2012 is happening from the 23rd till 25th of November 2012. We have one of the authors, Tan Twan Eng, to join us and tell us about the festival.