George Town Literary Festival


George Town Literary Festival


George Town, Penang, Malaysia

The George Town Literary Festival (GTLF) is Malaysia’s largest international literary festival. Supported by the State Government of Penang, it is held annually in the UNESCO World Heritage site of George Town.

GTLF is one of the best-recognised platforms for free speech in Malaysia with a specific focus on world literature.

The festival believes in the power of expression and is committed to being one of the most urgent, vital and provocative literary festivals in the region.

Each year, selected local and international writers, poets and performers engage in topics and themes that are crucial to the present state of the world.

Additionally, GTLF has received recognition, winning the Literary Festival Award at the LBF International Excellence Awards in 2018 and being nominated for the same award in 2017.

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