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Neilson Hays literature festival celebrates library’s 150 years

Oct 08. 2019
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By The Nation

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The Neilson Hays Library, in collaboration with the Office of Contemporary Art and Culture (OCAC), is organising Bangkok’s first international literature festival to celebrate its 150th anniversary.

The Nelson Hays Bangkok Literature Festival aims to connect curious minds with inspiring literary voices to ignite imaginations, foster connections, and invite critical investigations of Asia’s place in the world. It will feature more than 30 renowned Thai and international writers from around the world, including Adam Johnson, winner of the two most prestigious literary awards in the US, Melissa Lucashenko, one of Australia’s top writers of contemporary fiction, and Mike Curato, the author-illustrator of the award-winning “Little Elliot” series of picture books.

The public can participate in insightful talks, panel discussions, and poetry readings.

Entry is free for most event, with tickets available for day passes (for guaranteed seating), movie nights, and a closing event at the Chakrabongse Villas, including an intimate dinner and conversation with Pitchaya Sudbanthad, author of “Bangkok Wakes to Rain”.

For more information on the November 16-17 festival, including schedules and speaker topics, visit https://web.neilsonhayslibrary.com/literature-festival/

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