Grab Tickets to These Shanghai Lit Fest Events While You Still Can

By Erica Martin, March 13, 2018

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Shanghai's literary event of the year kicks off this Thursday, and tickets are selling fast. Check out the full schedule here, and read on for our list of a few highlight talks and book premieres.


Progress & Prosperity

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Architect Daan Roggeveen discusses urban landscapes and the concept of the Chinese megacity, with a special focus on Shanghai. He’s the editor of Progress & Prosperity – The Chinese City as Global Urban Model.
Mar 15, 12pm, tickets here.


Book Launch: The Invisible Valley

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Acclaimed Chinese novelist Su Wei, who worked on a rubber plantation during the Cultural Revolution and now teaches at Yale, debuts the English edition of his experimental adventure novel The Invisible Valley with his translator Austin Woerner.  
Mar 16, 12pm, tickets here.


White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World

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One of the biggest names on the roster this year, Geoff Dyer is an acclaimed British writer and cultural critic. He’ll be reading from his latest book of travel writing, White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World.
Mar 16, 6pm, tickets here.


From a Bee to an Iceberg

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Novelist Laline Paull’s debut work The Bees is a sci-fi thriller set in a beehive that became a bestseller and international sensation. She’ll be reading from her latest work, a suspense story about the melting Arctic waters called The Ice, and discussing the way environmentalism and politics inspired her writing. Stay tuned for our interview with Paull later this week.
Mar 17, 4pm, tickets here.


Creating Art on Multimedia Platforms

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Graphic novelist and artist Dan Goldman reads from his paranormal horror comic Red Light Properties, and discusses creating art via multimedia platforms.
Mar 17, 6pm, tickets here.


Hunting with Eagles: In the Realm of the Mongolian Kazakhs

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For his book Hunting with Eagles, award-winning photographer Palani Mohan spent four years documenting the burkitshi, Kazakh nomads who live in the desolate Altai Mountains and work together with the birds to hunt for food. Stay tuned for our interview with Mohan later this week.
Mar 18, 12pm, tickets here.


FT Great Debates

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Lit Fest’s annual debate featuring journalists from the Financial Times tackles the critically timely subject of North Korea. Asia Editor Jamil Anderlini leads a talks asking — “Is Pyongyang the biggest threat to world peace, or could the American president be the one pushing the region and the world towards nuclear Armageddon?” This debate features extra seating and is expected to sell out — M Literary Festivals would like to thank the B5 Salon for enabling them to host so many more people for this special event.
Mar 18, 4pm, tickets here.


The Personal in the Local, the Local in the Global

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Poets Eleanor Goodman, Daryl Lim Wei Jie and Alice Pettway, whose writing and experiences span Beijing, Bogotá, Boston, Singapore, Mozambique and Shanghai, explore 21st century tensions both political and cultural. David Perry, Writing Program Lecturer at NYU Shanghai, moderates the talk.  
Mar 20, 12pm, tickets here


Stella Stars


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In a highlight event for anyone interested in feminism, three of Australia’s leading writers, all of whom have won or been nominated for the Stella Prize for women writers, discuss their work. Novelist Charlotte Wood is joined by memoirist, novelist and Aboriginal activist Alexis Wright, and poet and non-fiction writer Fiona Wright.
Mar 23, 12pm, tickets here.


A Line Made by Walking

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Talented up-and-coming Irish novelist Sara Baume, whose debut novel Spill Simmer Falter Wither was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, discusses her latest novel, A Line Made by Walking.
Mar 25, 2pm, tickets here.


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