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Bookworms and big ideas collide at George Town Literary Festival

Award-winning Malaysian event gets a revamp under new leadership

The opening ceremony of the 2018 George Town Literary Festival. The main theme of this year's event is "forewords/afterwords." (Courtesy of George Town Literary Festival)

GEORGE TOWN, Malaysia -- New leadership and an expanded lineup of Asian writers mark the upcoming ninth edition of the George Town Literary Festival, one of Southeast Asia's best-known gatherings of writers and readers, which last year drew nearly 6,000 people to 64 events.

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