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The only festival in Britain dedicated to writing about Asia, The Asia House Festival of Asian Literature celebrates the newest and best writing across a broad spectrum of Asian countries in a series of talks, debates and discussions. Now in its 4th year, the Festival will host talks and events by some of the most acclaimed writers working in and writing on the region.

Author of Songs of Blood and Sword, Fatima Bhutto; writer and historian William Dalrymple; author and commentator Yasmin Alibhai-Brown; journalist and author Janine di Giovanni; writer Victoria Schofield; author and broadcaster John Kampfner; writer and filmmaker Atiq Rahimi and columnist and author Sathnam Sanghera, are among over 40 writers appearing in 18 events across this year’s Festival.

The Festival provides a unique opportunity hear a diversity of voices from across the region on both Pan-Asian and British Asian and themes, reflecting both the dynamism of the region and the globalisation of our own communities in the UK. Events and discussion topics will include; ‘Into the Darkness’ - a focus on the growth of Asian crime fiction; new writing from India on migration and displacement; established and emerging authors on the evolution of Pakistani fiction following recent liberalisation of media; democracy and freedom in Asia, journeys of culinary discovery, and conflict in Kashmir.

For more information

Location: Asia House, London W1G 7LP
Contact: Tel: +44 020 7307 5454 www.asiahouse.org
Nearest Tube: Oxford Circus, Regents Park
Tickets: £10, Concessions £6, Asia House friends £5

Added by jbpelhampr on March 19, 2010