Tag: Beijing Literary festival

Mandalay Day 4

Day of sightseeing.  Golden Monastries, Royal palaces, watch towers and the greatest of all treats on this visit. The Kuthoda ‘Book’ Pagoda. What a place!  With 729 little white temples in acres of land- housing life sizes pages from the Buddhist Holy Book inscripted on tall tablets. Hence the title of ‘Biggest Book in the World’. I…




Update from Makassar International Arts Festival – June 25th 2013

   ‘Selamat Datang’ !  Welcome ! To the island of Sulawesi and host of our International Writers’ festival.   Imagine clear blue skies, fluffy white clouds, tall majestic palm trees, belting afternoon sunrays, lively city life and men in colourful batik shirts and women in elegant kebayas and head scarves! Upon arrival we are greeted by…




Beijing Bookworm 2012

Interview with Qaisra ..   This week in Beijing, we caught up with prize-winning and critically acclaimed novelist and scriptwriter Qaisra Shahraz at her talk moderated by Asian Literary Review editor Kathleen Hwang. Born in Pakistan, she has lived in the UK since childhood and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Her…