Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival

Bagri Foundation has been supporting the Asia House Literature Festival since 2014 and are deeply proud to champion a vital space dedicated to vibrant, diverse writing, stories and ideas from and about Asia and the diaspora.

The 13th edition will take place from September to November 2019, with bestselling authors, comedians and popular poets speaking as part of an eclectic programme. The festival opens with bestselling author, historian and broadcaster Dan Jones who will be discussing his new book Crusaders, which explores the medieval world’s sequence of religious wars through the lives of those who shaped them. Other highlights include international bestselling author Jung Chang, who presents a major new biography, Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister, a gripping story of sisterhood, revolution and betrayal, and three women who helped shape the course of modern Chinese history on 19 Oct 2019. Pulitzer finalist Azadeh Moaveni’s launches her new book, Guest House for Young Widows: Among the Women of ISIS, a gripping account of thirteen women as they joined, endured, and, in some cases, escaped life in the Islamic State. Former investigative journalist Shiv Malik discusses one of the most fascinating, yet unlikely, friendships between a repentant jihadist and an idealistic journalist and UK’s most followed poet Nikita Gill’s new book Great Goddesses – a collection of poetry inspired by Greek mythology.

You can see the forthcoming events for 2019 on our events page here and the full programme on the dedicated Festival website here.

About Asia House
Asia House is the Centre of Expertise on Asia, and London’s most vibrant and creative hub for Asian arts and culture. It is completely unique in the UK in presenting a thought-provoking, pan-Asian artistic and cultural programme.

Through its Arts and Learning Programme, Asia House’s mission is to inspire and engage diverse audiences by encouraging dialogue aimed at finding common ground amongst different schools of thought on how to look at Asia’s historical and cultural development. This is done through a dynamic series of live events; from panel discussions to music, dance, performance, visual art, film, food, fashion and literature.

Asia House is a UK registered charity.