Participants

We are building a rich and varied program for our 2017 Festival. The following international authors have already confirmed their participation and there will be more announcements soon.

News of the Myanmar authors taking part will be announced in coming weeks.

Tony Wheeler

Tony Wheeler

Tony Wheeler has a long and deep connection with Myanmar, having visited for the first time in 1974 when he was researching the Burma...

Alice Pung

Alice Pung

Alice Pung’s first book, Unpolished Gem, is an Australian bestseller. It won the Australian Book Industry Newcomer of the Year Award and was shortlisted...

Catherine Anderson

Catherine Anderson

Catherine Anderson is a UK-based writer. Educated at schools in Italy and Austria, she read Modern Languages and English Literature at Durham University. A...

Xu Xi

Xu Xi

XU XI許素細 is the author of eleven books, most recently a memoir, Dear Hong Kong: An Elegy for a City (Penguin, July 2017); a...

Madeleine Thien

Madeleine Thien

Madeleine Thien is the author of the story collection, Simple Recipes, and three novels, including Dogs at the Perimeter.

Michael Vatikiotis

Michael Vatikiotis

Michael Vatikiotis is the Asia Regional Director of the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue. Based in Singapore, he travels extensively, promoting dialogue and conflict resolution...