2019 Authors…

Hello! Welcome to our bios and photos page! Meet just some of the wonderful writers who are attending the 2019 Festival (many more – including over 100 Myanmar authors – will appear here as we receive their bios & photos)…

Ian Holliday

Ian Holliday is Vice-President (Teaching and Learning) at the University of Hong Kong. Previously he was Dean of Social Sciences at the University of.... [ read more ]

Marcus du Sautoy

Marcus du Sautoy is the Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and a.... [ read more ]

Murzban F Shroff

Murzban F. Shroff is a Mumbai-based writer. He has published his fiction with over 65 literary journals in the U.S. and UK. His stories.... [ read more ]

Costas Laoutides

Dr Costas Laoutides is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Deakin University. A political scientist by training he specializes on separatist conflicts. He.... [ read more ]

Jung Chang

Jung Chang is the internationally bestselling author of Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China; Mao: The Unknown Story (with Jon Halliday) ; and Empress.... [ read more ]

Anthony Ware

Anthony Ware is a Senior Lecturer in International & Community Development at Deakin University. His research focuses on international development in conflict-affected situations, and.... [ read more ]

Abbott Nicholas Vreeland

Nicholas Vreeland is the Abbot of Rato Dratsang, one of a few important Tibetan Government monasteries under the patronage of His Holiness the Dalai.... [ read more ]

Xu Xi

XU XI 許素細 is the author of fourteen books — five novels, eight collections of short fiction and essays, one memoir — and also.... [ read more ]

Ramon David

Roman David is Professor and Head of the Department of Sociology and Social Policy at Lingnan University, Hong Kong. He is the author of Lustration.... [ read more ]

George FitzHerbert

George FitzHerbert is a scholar, traveller and writer. He has worked as a journalist with the BBC World Service, as a Lecturer in Tibetan.... [ read more ]