/ 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.

/ George Town Literary Festival

23 November 2011

Tan Twan Eng, Nominee of The Man Booker Prize 2007 and author of The Gift of Rain talks about the festival.

/ George Town Literary Festival 2011 – “History & Heritage: Where are our Stories?”

5 November 2011

The George Town Literary Festival 2011 is curated by Malaysian writer & actress, Bernice Chauly. Participating writers include Muhammed Haji Salleh, Farish Ahmad-Noor, Iskandar Al-Bakri, Shih-Li Kow and Tan Twan Eng.