THE INITIAL PLANS for the 2020 George Town Literary Festival (GTLF) were for it to be celebratory – to look back on 10 years of work, while also looking forward. But now, on the other side of the looking glass, the festival takes place in a world still many months away from a Covid-19 vaccine.
With the CMCO extended virtually nationwide, the idea of still having a literary festival seems extraordinary. But the event is in steady hands. Last year’s festival co-directors, Pauline Fan and Sharaad Kuttan have returned, joined by curator Izzuddin Ramli of the Penang Institute. The crowds, the ...
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