Festivals are helping to put Asian literature on the map

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Written by Surekha Ragavan
Originally published in Travel Wire Asia.
Oct 05, 2017

In Asia, the appeal of literary festivals is sometimes limited to avid readers or to those in the arts, and doesn’t yet draw mainstream interest. This could be attributed to many factors: a fragmented reading culture, restricted freedoms of speech, or a lack of funding and marketing. Whatever the reasons may be, literary festivals in Asia should get more attention than they currently do, especially considering the region’s rich literary history and diverse make-up.

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