wechat sharing

A Guide to this Year's Lit Fest

The annual Shanghai International Literary Festival is here and this year it looks like it's going to be a great one. Highlights this year include Jeet Thayil, Tom Rachman and Simon Armitage. There's talks, debates, lunches and wine tastings all going on throughout the festival so make sure you get your tickets before they sell out. Look out for our recommendations below marked in bold.

Friday March 1st

Claire Roberts – 12pm
Writing Workshop with Tim Tomlinson - 4pm

Saturday March 2nd

Nick Malgieri – 10am
Shanghai Illustrated – 11am
Marie Nimier – 12pm
Victoria Glendenning  - 1pm
Claire Roberts: Photography in China – 2pm
Simon Armitage – 3pm
Jan Sonnergaard – 4pm
Old Bund, New Bund – 5pm

Sunday March 3rd

Neil Griffiths – 10am
Leena Lehtolainen – 11am
Meira Chand – 12pm
Mark Moffett – 1pm
Philip Eisenbeiss – 2pm
Gila Almagor – 3pm
Baris Mustecaplioglu – 4pm
Ryan Pyle – 5pm

Monday March 4th

Douglas Clark – 12pm

Tuesday March 5th

Kunal Sinha – TBC
Malinda Seneviratne – 12pm
Shelly Bryant – 3pm

Thursday March 7th

Panel on Translation – 12pm
Writing Workshop with Tim Tomlinson – 3pm

Friday March 8th

Deborah Fallows – 12pm
Wine Tasting with Jeannie Cho Lee – 3pm
Vincent Ward – 8pm

Saturday March 9th

Sarah Brennan – 10am
Rahul Bhattacharya – 11am
Erlend Loe – 12pm
A.D. Miller – 1pm
Michael Vatikiotis – 2pm
F.G. Haghenbeck – 3pm
Tom Rachman – 4pm
Jeannie Cho Lee: Asian Palate – 5pm

Sunday March 10th

Anne Spudvilas – 10am
Cameron Dueck – 11am
Kaz Cooke – 12pm
Gabrielle Keng Peralta – 1pm
Da Chen – 2pm
James Fallows – 3pm
Tempest in a Teapot – 4pm
Christopher Doyle – 5pm

Wednesday March 13th

Charlotte Wood – 12pm
Nancy Conyers – 2pm

Thursday March 14th

Matthew Polly – 12 pm
Writing Workshop with Tim Tomlinson – 3pm

Friday March 15th

Audra Ang – 10:30am
Writing Workshop with Xu Xi – 3pm
Unsavory Elements and Other True Stories of Foreigners on the Loose in China – 7pm

Saturday March 16th

Darcie Goodwin – 10am
Geremie R. Barmé – 11am
Nancy Rappaport – 12pm
Shin Kyung-Sook – 1pm
Andrew Lam and Xu Xi – 2pm
Qiu Xiaolong and Howard French – 3pm
Charlotte Wood: On Creativity – 4pm
Nick Danziger – 5pm
H.M. Naqvi – 6pm

Sunday March 17th

Nury Vittachi – 10am
Ant Sang – 11am
James Beattie – 12pm
Hakan Nesser – 1pm
Jeet Thayil – 2pm
Lily Brett – 3pm
Tash Aw – 4pm
FT Debate: Is Capitalism Broken? - 5pm

TAG Books


books april 2017 city weekend 0

By: Niesha Davis -

Books: Three Picks for April 2017
From abandonment issues to dissapearing Shanghai culture, here are our reading recommendations for the month of April.    Dragon Springs Road Quiet but determined Jialing is zazhong (mixed race),...
Read More
books march 2017 city weekend shanghai

By: Mayura Jain -

Books: Three Picks for March 2017
Put some knowledge in your brain this March with these three reading selections. 
Read More
books shanghai february

By: Cityweekend -

Books: Three Picks for February
Fill your head with knowledge. Three good reads available in Shanghai book stores now. 
Read More
cityweekend books left on subway

By: Zaruf Ezhan -

News: Thousands Of Books Left On Subways, Taxis
Tens of thousands of books have been hidden in public transportation networks in Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou in an effort to spark interest in reading among citizens.   Online entertainment and...
Read More


Download App Now
Select your device platform and get download started
Add & Promote an Event
Tell everybody what's going on. FREE.

You've reached the limit of allowed deals. For more information

Contact us

You've reached the limit of allowed housing listing. For more information

Contact us