Myanmar’s Irrawaddy Literary Festival: politics and social issues take centre stage at ‘uniquely charming’ event

  • Andrew Heyn, Chair of Irrawaddy Literary Festival, welcomes Myanmar Board’s assumption of responsibility for local organisation of the Festival

  • British foreign correspondent Richard Lloyd Parry, Indonesian-Chinese writer Xu Xi and Chinese film producer Yi Han among international panellists
  • The three-day literary festival gives participants unfettered space to freely discuss sensitive political and social issues between locals and foreigners