GTLF 2017 Pop Up Market

24 Nov 10:00 - 26 Nov 18:00 24 Nov 10:00 - 26 Nov 18:00 - George Town George Town
Bangunan UAB Bangunan UAB
Look out for this year’s pop-up market featuring a friendly picnic-style arrangement at the Marketplace located in Bangunan UAB. The centrepiece will be the bookstall curated by...   More info

English–Mandarin Literary Translation

24 Nov 11:30 - 13:00 24 Nov 11:30 - 13:00 - George Town George Town
Bangunan UAB Bangunan UAB
Translators’ Roundtable Workshop: English Mandarin Literary Translation This bilingual workshop deals with the art and craft of working to and from Mandarin and English, in...   More info

Beyond Three Per Cent: Publishing in Translation

24 Nov 14:00 - 15:30 24 Nov 14:00 - 15:30 - George Town George Town
Bangunan UAB Bangunan UAB
Translators’ Roundtable Conversations: Beyond Three Per Cent: Publishing in Translation Literature in translation occupies a notoriously tiny niche in mainstream publishers...   More info

Book Launch: Lee Su Kim

24 Nov 15:00 - 15:45 24 Nov 15:00 - 15:45 - George Town George Town
Bangunan UAB Bangunan UAB
Book Launch: Manek Mischiefs: Of Patriarchs, Playboys and Paramours (Marshall Cavendish) by Lee Su Kim Manek Mischiefs is a rich, gutsy collection of short stories by Lee Su Kim...   More info

Entwining Tongues: The Art and Craft of Translation

24 Nov 15:45 - 17:15 24 Nov 15:45 - 17:15 - George Town George Town
Bangunan UAB Bangunan UAB
Translators’ Roundtable Conversations: Entwining Tongues: The Art and Craft of Translation Should translated literature be entirely faithful to the original text, or should the...   More info

Book Launch: Shivaji Das

24 Nov 16:00 - 16:45 24 Nov 16:00 - 16:45 - George Town George Town
Bangunan UAB Bangunan UAB
Book Launch: Angels by the Murky River (Yoda Press) by Shivaji Das This new collection of stories by Shivaji Das concerns his travels off the beaten path. He meets with homeless...   More info

Medusa, Yakshini, Banshee, Pontianak

25 Nov 10:00 - 11:00 25 Nov 10:00 - 11:00 - George Town George Town
Bangunan UAB Bangunan UAB
Conversations: Medusa, Yakshini, Banshee, Pontianak: The Deadly Seductress as Symbol The archetype of the deadly seductress takes various forms in mythology and literature the...   More info

Pity the Nation: Journalism, Fake News and the Media

25 Nov 11:15 - 12:15 25 Nov 11:15 - 12:15 - George Town George Town
Bangunan UAB Bangunan UAB
Conversations: Pity the Nation: Journalism, Fake News and the Media Titled after a poem by Lawrence Ferlinghetti which states, Pity the nation whose people are sheep, and whose...   More info

Poetry Marathon

25 Nov 12:30 - 14:00 25 Nov 12:30 - 14:00 - George Town George Town
Bangunan UAB Bangunan UAB
Poetry Marathon A non-stop performance by festival poets, translators and their work. A celebration of poets, poetry and the world. Poets: A. Samad Said, Al-Mustaqeem M. Radhi...   More info

Poetry: Is the Poem Still Sublime?

25 Nov 14:00 - 15:00 25 Nov 14:00 - 15:00 - George Town George Town
Bangunan UAB Bangunan UAB
Conversations: Poetry: Is the Poem Still Sublime? Since antiquity, and in most cultures, poetry has been a vessel for the language of lovers and the secret messages of mystics...   More info

Braver Worlds: Visions of the Future/Past

25 Nov 15:15 - 16:15 25 Nov 15:15 - 16:15 - George Town George Town
Bangunan UAB Bangunan UAB
Conversations: Braver Worlds: Visions of the Future/Past Speculative, dystopian and fantastical genres have always been a challenge for some, but not for others. These four...   More info

Objects of Desire: The Return of Regional Print Magazines

25 Nov 16:30 - 17:15 25 Nov 16:30 - 17:15 - George Town George Town
Bangunan UAB Bangunan UAB
Conversations: Objects of Desire: The Return of Regional Print Magazines More than a decade after the closure of Asiaweek (2001) and the Far Eastern Economic Review (2004) a...   More info

Book Launch: K.S. Maniam

25 Nov 17:30 - 18:15 25 Nov 17:30 - 18:15 - George Town George Town
Bangunan UAB Bangunan UAB
Book Launch: A Stranger to Love by K.S. Maniam K.S. Maniam’s new collection of stories captures the experiences of people who, desiring to lead untroubled and comfortable lives...   More info

Book Launch: Jit Murad

25 Nov 17:45 - 18:45 25 Nov 17:45 - 18:45 - George Town George Town
Bangunan UAB Bangunan UAB
Book Launch: Plays (Matahari Books) by Jit Murad Described as Malaysia’s contemporary penglipur lara, the teller of tales about our social and personal manners here and now, and...   More info

Book Launch: Malachi Edwin Vethamani

25 Nov 18:30 - 19:15 25 Nov 18:30 - 19:15 - George Town George Town
Bangunan UAB Bangunan UAB
Book Launch: Coitus Interruptus and Other Stories (Maya Press) by Malachi Edwin Vethamani Life, love, loneliness and death are the four poles that line this collection of stories...   More info

Book Launch: Michael Vatikiotis

25 Nov 19:00 - 19:45 25 Nov 19:00 - 19:45 - George Town George Town
Bangunan UAB Bangunan UAB
Book Launch: Blood and Silk: Power and Conflict in Modern Southeast Asia (Orion) by Michael Vatikiotis The gun is never far removed from the political arena in Southeast Asia...   More info

Hang Tuah: Loser, God-King, Hero?

26 Nov 10:00 - 11:00 26 Nov 10:00 - 11:00 - George Town George Town
Bangunan UAB Bangunan UAB
Conversations: Hang Tuah: Loser, God-King, Hero? Unravelling the Psyche of the Malay Man/Author Two of Malaysia’s national laureates engage in conversation on the layered aspects...   More info

When Immortals Walked Among Us

26 Nov 11:15 - 12:15 26 Nov 11:15 - 12:15 - George Town George Town
Bangunan UAB Bangunan UAB
Conversations: When Immortals Walked Among Us There are many commonalities in the world’s mythologies and cosmologies. Greek legends, Norse and Celtic sagas, and Hindu epics all...   More info

How to Become a Dictator

26 Nov 14:00 - 15:00 26 Nov 14:00 - 15:00 - George Town George Town
Bangunan UAB Bangunan UAB
Conversations: How to Become a Dictator: The Need for Blood and Why We Still Hate When thinking of hatred, we usually think of a very strong personal feeling or emotion. But it...   More info

Caliban: Monster, Noble Savage, Revolutionary?

26 Nov 15:15 - 16:15 26 Nov 15:15 - 16:15 - George Town George Town
Bangunan UAB Bangunan UAB
Conversations: Caliban: Monster, Noble Savage, Revolutionary? Half-man half-beast, Caliban of The Tempest is one of Shakespeare’s most ambiguous and unsettling characters...   More info

The Role of a Literary Agent

26 Nov 16:30 - 17:30 26 Nov 16:30 - 17:30 - George Town George Town
Bangunan UAB Bangunan UAB
Conversations: The Role of a Literary Agent Literary agents are a vital link in the publication process, and their role has begun to expand. Now, they not only find publishers...   More info

Tenang Telah Membawa Resah

26 Nov 17:45 - 18:45 26 Nov 17:45 - 18:45 - George Town George Town
Bangunan UAB Bangunan UAB
Reading and Conversations: Tenang Telah Membawa Resah The Calm Has Brought the Storm A special poetry reading and conversation with one of Malaysia’s most beloved poets, Latiff...   More info


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