2017 Shanghai International Literary Festival

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SAVE THE DATE: March 10-22, 2017

The 2017 Shanghai International Literary Festival dates have been set: March 10-22, 2017.

We are toiling away in the summer heat in preparation for the 2017 Shanghai International Literary Festival. Dates have been set, plans have been made and we hope that you will join us once again!

The M Literary Festivals in China began over a decade ago, with the launch of the Shanghai International Literary Festival in 2003. Organised by and hosted at M on the Bund, the Shanghai Festival has grown from small beginnings into one of China’s leading English-language literary events.

For any festival inquiries, please contact Naomi Eisenbeiss at naomi@m-restaurantgroup.com.

About the M Literary Festival:

Each year, the Festivals attract authors from around the world—over 20 countries—and at home in China for a celebration of the best in fiction, literary non-fiction, journalism, the arts, poetry and children’s writing. Topics cover everything from China-focused writing, to architecture, art, and film, exploration and travel writing, economics and history, health and philosophy, food, wine and cookery and also children’s writing.  The Festivals feature winners of the world's leading literary prizes, including the Pulitzer Prize, the Man Booker Prize, the Miles Franklin award, the Commonwealth Writers Prize and many others.

The M Literary Festivals are by nature not for profit, and are only able to take place thanks to the generous contribution of benefactors, consulates, corporate donations and volunteers. 

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Literary Festival FAQ

Questions about the Literary Festival? Interested in participating?

Our Frequently Asked Questions has the answers! To download, click here.

For all press inquiries, please click here.


Literary Festival Archive:

The 2016 Mini March LitFest 

For a comprehensive review of the 2016 Mini March LitFest, please click here.

View 2016 Programme

The 2015 Shanghai International Literary Festival

If you missed any events, please take a look at our full review here.

Shanghai International Literary Festival, with a few fun events in Beijing: 
October 31 - November 8 inclusive

2015 LITFEST BROCHURE (PDF 4.7MB) - click here

View 2015 Writers

View 2015 Programme