M International Literary Festival 2018 Schedule Announced

By That's Shanghai, February 23, 2018

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The undisputed literary event champion of Shanghai is back!

Returning for another year to Glam on March 15-28, M Restaurant Group’s long-running Shanghai International Literary Festival will once again be inviting dozens of award-winning and best-selling authors to the city to speak about their latest works and share their love, habits and routine of writing and reading with the audience.

The full schedule has just been released — take a look at full descriptions of each session here. Tickets will go on sale on their website on Monday, February 26.

Every creed of author is set to appear at this year's fest, including Paul Beatty (The Sellout), Paul French (Midnight in Peking and City of Devils), Geoff Dyer (White Sands), Richard Flanagan (The Narrow Road to the Deep North, Death of a River Guide, Sound of One Hand Clapping and Wanting) Palani Mohan (Hunting with Eagles and Wind Water), Lenora Chu (Little Soldiers) and Laline Paull (The Bees and The Ice) and much more.

Here's a handy schedule (click image to enlarge):

Lit Fest

And here are links to each ticketing page...

Thursday, March 15 

Daan Roggeveen: Progress & Prosperity
Mar 15, noon, RMB180 (includes lunch), tickets

Paul French: City of Devils: A Shanghai Noir (World Premiere)
Mar 15, 6pm, RMB85 (RMB40 for students), tickets

Friday, March 16

Sui Wei and Austin Woerner: Book Launch, The Invisible Valley
Mar 16, noon, RMB180 (includes lunch), tickets

Geoff Dyer: White Sands - Experiences from the Outside World
Mar 16, 6pm, RMB85 (RM40 for students), tickets

Saturday, March 17

Tess Johnston: A War Away - An American Girl in Vietnam, 1967-1974
Mar 17, 10am, RMB85 (RMB40 for students), tickets

Paul French: Recovering the Lost Stories of Shanghai - Show Girls, Gypsies & Gangsters
Mar 17, noon, RMB85 (RMB40 for students), tickets

Victor Mallet: River of Life, River of Death - The Ganges and Modern India
Mar 17, 2pm, RMB85 (RMB40 for students), tickets

Laline Paull: The Ice
Mar 17, 4pm, RMB85 (RMB40 for students), tickets

Dan Goldman: Creating Art on Multimedia Platforms
Mar 17, 6pm, RMB85 (RMB40 for students), tickets

Sunday, March 18

M.T. Anderson: Symphony for the City of the Dead - Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad 
Mar 18, 10am, RMB85 (RMB40 for students), tickets

Palani Mohan: Hunting with Eagles - In the Realm of the Mongolia Kazakhs
Mar 18, noon, RMB85 (RMB40 for students), tickets

Richard Flanagan: The Alchemy of Story
Mar 18, 2pm, RMB85 (RMB40 for students), tickets

The Great FT Debate
Mar 18, 4pm, RMB85 (RMB40 for students), tickets

Monday, March 19

Stewart Lee Beck: 18 Amazing People Who Influenced Modern China
Mar 19, noon, RMB180 (includes lunch), tickets

Palani Mohan: Photography Workshop - Wind, Water
Mar 19, 3pm, RMB100, tickets

Glenn Diaz: Globalism in the Philippines - Finding Answers in Fiction
Mar 19, 6pm, RMB85 (RMB40 for students), tickets

Tuesday, March 20

Poetry Panel: The Personal in the Local, the Local in the Global
Mar 20, noon, RMB180 (includes lunch), tickets

Nicholas Bonner: Made in North Korea - Graphics from Everyday Life in the DPRK
Mar 20, 6pm, RMB85 (RMB40 for students), tickets

Thursday, March 22

Ross Garnaut: Forty Years of Economic Reform in China
Mar 22, noon, RMB180 (includes lunch), tickets

Charlotte Wood & Sheng Keyi: Dystopia & The Maiden
Mar 22, 6pm, RMB85 (RMB40 for students), tickets

Friday, March 23

Charlotte Wood, Alexis Wright & Fiona Wright: Stella Stars
Mar 23, noon, RMB180 (includes lunch), tickets

Ayse Kulin Workshop: Short Story Writing
Mar 23, 3pm, RMB100, tickets

Alexander Weinstein: Artificial Intelligence & Speculative Fiction - Children of the New World
Mar 23, 6pm, RMB85 (RMB40 for students), tickets

Saturday, March 24

Aaliyah Bilal: Black Lives in Jazz Age Shanghai
Mar 24, 10am, RMB85 (RMB40 for students), tickets

Ayse Kulin: Last Train to Istanbul
Mar 24, noon, RMB85 (RMB40 for students), tickets

Alexis Wright: Tracker
Mar 24, 2pm, RMB85 (RMB40 for students), tickets

Osamah Sami: Good Muslim Boy
Mar 24, 4pm, RMB85 (RMB40 for students), tickets

That's Shanghai Erotic Fiction Competition
Mar 24, 6pm, free, more details here

Sunday, March 25

Live Illustrations with Tango
Mar 25, 10am, RMB85 (RMB40 for students), tickets

Richard McGregor: Asia's Reckoning
Mar 25, noon, RMB85 (RMB40 for students), tickets

Sara Baume: A Line Made by Walking
Mar 25, 2pm, RMB85 (RMB40 for students), tickets

Paul Beatty: The Sellout
Mar 25, 4pm, RMB85 (RMB40 for students), tickets

Monday, March 26

Robert Oliver: Tastes of the South Pacific
Mar 26, noon, RMB180 (includes lunch), tickets

Osamah Sami Workshop: Writing Across Mediums
Mar 26, 3pm, RMB100, tickets

Peter Conradi: Who Lost Russia? How the World Entered a New Cold War
Mar 26, 6pm, RMB85 (RMB40 for students), tickets

Tuesday, March 27 

Claire Chao: Remembering Shanghai
Mar 27, noon, RMB180 (includes lunch), tickets

Roseann Lake: Leftover in China - The Women Shaping the World's Next Super Power
Mar 27, 6pm, RMB85 (RMB40 for students), tickets

Wednesday, March 28

Lenora Chu: Little Soldiers - An American Boy, a Chinese School and the Global Race to Achieve
Mar 28, noon, RMB180 (includes lunch), tickets


2018 Shanghai International Literary Festival, Mar 15-28. M Glam, see event listing here, buy tickets.

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