GTLF Welcomes You To The Realm of Gods & (IM)Mortals GTLF一探神话与传说

EZ48_PGT2.jpgMalaysia’s largest international literary festival, the George Town Literary Festival (GTLF), returns this November 24th to 26th for its seventh edition. This year, the GTLF takes on the world of myths and legends, pitting monsters against mortals and immortals. Themed ‘Monsters & (Im)Mortals’, the festival looks at light and dark; of genius and madness, reality and fantasy, the element of the shadow in literature and of divine tragedy.

GTLF 2017 will introduce two new elements. The first is the Translators Roundtable, a half-day event of plenary sessions and workshops that discuss and highlight the art of translation in the region. The second element is the Fringe Festival, the highlight of which include midnight heritage walks complete with site-specific performances in English, Malay and Penang Hokkien.

Among the literary giants who will be making an appearance at the GTLF include Belgian cultural historian, David van Reybrouck; Malaysia’s first Pulitzer Prize winner, Mei Fong; Indonesian poet and food writer Laksmi Pamuntjak; Icelandic poet and children’s book writer, Gerður Kristný; Singaporean graphic novelist, Sonny Liew; Dutch author and journalist, Caroline de Gruyter; and Malaysia’s very own fantasy author, Zen Cho.

马来西亚年度盛事――第7届乔治市文学节(GTLF)将于11月24至26日举行。今年 GTLF 的主题为 “Monsters & (Im)Mortals”,以神话和传说为主题,充满光明与黑暗、天才与疯狂、现实与幻想、阴暗和神圣悲剧的文学元素。

GTLF 2017 增加了两个新要点。第一个是翻译人圆桌会议,占时半天的研讨会深入探讨翻译美学。第二个是艺穗节,其亮点包括午夜漫游古迹遗产区,观赏以英语、马来语和槟城福建话呈现的现场表演。

今年参与 GTLF 的文学巨匠,包括比利时文学历史学家 David Van Reybrouck、马来西亚首位普利策奖获奖者 Mei Fong、印尼诗人兼美食作家 Laksmi Pamuntjak、冰岛诗人兼童书作家 Gerður Kristný、新加坡图形小说作家 Sonny Liew、荷兰作家兼记者 Caroline de Gruyter、和马来西亚的幻想小说作家 Zen Cho。


GTLF is free and open to public. For more information on the festival, visit us at www.georgetownlitfest.com or like us on Facebook at @georgetownlitfest.
GTLF 均免费对外开放。欲知更多详情,请浏览我们的网站www.georgetownlitfest.com 或脸书专页 @georgetownlitfest

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