As Patron of the Irrawaddy Literary Festival, I am looking forward to its third event in 2015. The Festival is providing an important open forum for Burma's literary talent. Its stimulating mix of gifted writers from overseas and some of our most accomplished Burmese authors, cartoonists, translators and artists, has helped to shine a spotlight on the arts and literature in Burma. The next Festival will strengthen existing bonds and encourage yet more creativity between Burma's writers and those from many other countries. It is also another opportunity for all those who care about literature to enjoy a world class Festival.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

Welcome to the new website of the Irrawaddy Literary Festival now in its third year.

We were in Yangon in 2013, in Mandalay in 2014, and now we’re back for another fantastic literary celebration in 2015.

We’re excited to be welcoming many new and talented writers, from Myanmar and around the world. At the same time, we’re proud to​ have the continued ​patronage of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the ​participation​ of the global literary community, and the enthusiasm of all our attendees.

This year’s Festival promises to be even better than the first two. We hope you like our new website and that you will send us your views and feedback.