london: festival of asian literature

if you're as curious or passionate about asia as we are, you'll also be attending one or more of the interesting events of the festival of asian literature, held on may 10-26 at the asia house [1] and the commonwealth club [2]. this fifth edition features some of the most exciting writers, in a series of talks, debates, political discussions, poetry, family workshops and even cookery writing events. one of the festival's highlights will definitely be hanif kureishi's lecture on culture, free speech and power, all themes of his new book collected essays. click [here] to view the full program. location [1]: 63 new cavendish street [marylebone]. location [2]: 25 northumberland avenue [strand]. photo: hanif kureishi