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Shanghai International Literary Festival March 15-28, 2018 Programme

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SILF 2018 Dates are March 15-28, 2018.

The Shanghai International Literary Festival is China’s leading English-language literary festival, creating a dialogue between writers and readers along Shanghai’s famous Bund. Founded and organized by Michelle Garnaut of the M Restaurant Group, each year the festival brings together emerging and established writers of all genres for a taste of the current literary landscape.

Each festival spans two weekends and includes panel discussions, literary lunches, workshops and live events throughout the week as well as kids’ sessions, big names and more on the weekend. All sessions are uploaded online via the festival podcast (available on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play).

Over the past 15 years, the Shanghai International Literary Festival has hosted over 1,000 writers and has seen some of the world’s greatest writers and thinkers in conversation.

Listen to the conversations with our podcasts from 2017 (VPN required).

Future Shanghai International Literary Festival dates
2018: March 15-28
2019: March 7-20


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Sessions are primarily in English, though some are held in other languages as well. The festivals feature both acclaimed and emerging writers and include winners of the world’s leading literary prizes, including the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the Man Booker Prize, the National Book Award for Fiction, the Miles Franklin Award, the Commonwealth Writers Prize and many others.

The festivals are entirely not-for-profit and we rely on the generous contribution of our sponsors and partners to help underwrite the substantial costs involved and to make it possible.

Please note: the M Literary Festivals will only take place in Shanghai in 2018.

Shanghai International Literary Festival 2018 dates are March 15-28, 2018.