Anita Anand Arifa Akbar at Women, Suffrage and the Vote. Photo courtesy of Asia HouseAlexander Monro. Photo courtesy of Asia HouseA Night of Storytelling – Happily Ever After with Sarwat Chadda, Seema Anand and Dr Vayu Naidu with Bhavit Mehta. Photo courtesy of Asia House.Photo courtesy of Asia House.

Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival 2015 – Press

We were delighted to support the Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival for the second year which took place from 7 – 18 May 2015. The only UK festival dedicated to pan-Asian writing, the 2015 event featured talks from some of the most exciting names in literature framed around the theme Youth and Gender. Below is a selection of publications where the Festival was covered.


Eastside Educational Trust

02 July 2015

Asia House Creative Writing Prize, Winners Announced!

The Asia House Bagri Foundation Creative Writing Prize is a project run by Eastside Educational trust ‘who worked with 646 students (aged 13-18) from schools in London, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham and Leicester to explore Asian Literature and culture, following the theme of “Women Hold Up Half the Sky”.

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Asian Books Blog

Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival 2015
12 May 2015

The Festival ‘will include talks from some of the most exciting names in literature, including Turkey’s bestselling author Elif Şafak, and one of South Korea’s most important modern writers, Hwang Sok-yong.’

Read the full blog post here


United K Pop

Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival

27 April 2015, Lore

‘On Wednesday 13th May the Literature Festival plays host to one of South Korea’s most eminent authors, Hwang Sok-Yong, to speak about his life and work.’

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The Asian Writer

Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival announces programme

22 April 2015, Farhana Shaikh

‘The festival will examine the issue of women’s historical involvement in suffrage movements, introduce China’s only children and Nepal’s child goddesses, look at forbidden love and also explore the themes of migration and displacement.’

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The Independent

Xiaolu Guo, novelist & film-maker: ‘Lots of writers are not interested in literature and aesthetic at all’

15 April 2015

Xiaolu Guo -“Sometimes I picture myself as one of the characters in a Marguerite Duras novel.”

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Greaves India – Blog

Introducing the Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival 2015

1 April 2015

‘The Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival has been a highlight of the organisation’s programming since 2007.’

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Time Out

Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival
11 March 2015

‘This annual festival dedicated to pan-Asian writing is back for a ninth year with literary discussions, comedy, debates and fun family workshops.’

See the coverage here: