Under the chairmanship of Saya U Nay Oke, plans for the fifth Irrawaddy Literary Festival, which will take place in Mandalay 9-11 November 2019, are well under way. The Festival will once again showcase a wide range of the best of Myanmar’s writers alongside a diverse cohort of international talent.
Following a meeting of the international Board of Trustees of the Irrawaddy Literary Festival Charitable Trust and the existing Myanmar ILF organising committee in Yangon on 30 April and 1 May, we are delighted to announce the official establishment of the Irrawaddy Literary Festival Myanmar Board of Trustees with Saya U Nay Oke as chair […]
By DENIS MULLER The Myanmar army’s violent displacement of more than three-quarters of a million Muslims in the western state of Rakhine cast a deep shadow over this year’s fourth Irrawaddy Literary Festival held in Myanmar’s second city, Mandalay, in November. It meant that some international authors boycotted the festival in protest. One of the […]
Dr Aung Myint, ILF Country Director (Mandalay) “As country director of ILF for Mandalay, I have helped to organise and make three ILFs successfully happen in Mandalay. Out of the three events, to me, this 4th ILF is the most successful one. … the number of writers from Yangon and Mandalay are most numerous this […]
“A characteristic of a good leader is their ability to influence others” If you could have a conversation with a leader or well known person, who would you choose and why? What would you like to talk to them about?
We are delighted that the historian and author Phillip Davies will be speaking at the Festival about his fascinating book, ‘Lost Warriors’ which was published earlier this year. The book tells the extraordinary story of Major Hugh Seagrim who fought with his Karen comrades behind Japanese lines in the 2nd World War. Following the Festival, […]
With just a few weeks to go before the 4th Irrawaddy Literary Festival in Mandalay, 3-5 November, we are pleased to say that another packed programme is coming together. Once again over one hundred Myanmar writers and approximately thirty international writers will share their work, opinions and ideas at the Festival’s open forum. Sadly, some […]
MINGALABAR and WELCOME to our latest news with a further update on our plans for this year’s event in November, another feast of engrossing literary and cultural activities for visitors from Myanmar and beyond. TO RECAP, the fourth Irrawaddy Literary Festival will be held at the beautiful Mandalay Hill Resort Hotel, Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th November 2017. If you haven’t […]
The Irrawaddy Literary Festival has now taken the important step of becoming a UK-registered Charitable Trust (Charity Commission number 1168517). The Board of Trustees believes that the festival’s governance structure, as a Charitable Trust, is a significant and accurate reflection of the inclusive, not-for-profit ethos and objectives which inspired the Festival’s creation. The decision to […]