Bookmark the date! George Town Literary Festival 2019 will be a real page-turner


Readers assembled at some of the booths set up at a previous edition of the GeorgeTown Literary Festival. Last year's event drew more than 6,000 people. — Photos: GTLF

There is a certain buzz about the upcoming George Town Literary Festival (GTLF) in Penang that will get book lovers excited.

A notable list of names in world literature will be appearing, including 2019 International Booker Prize-winning author Jokha Alharti, Uzbek author and 2019 EBRD Literature Prize winner Hamid Ismailov, Tamil writer and poet Perumal Morgan, Japanese poet Hiromi Ito, American essayist and intellectual Eliot Weinberger, Indonesian literary icons Goenawan Mohamad and Sapardi Djoko Damano, Dijboutian-French author Abdourahman Waberi, contemporary Chinese poet Xi Chuan, and historian on modern China Rebecca E. Karl.

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