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