The Asia House Festival of Asian Literature

The Asia House Festival of Asian Literature

The Asia House Festival of Asian Literature celebrates the newest and best writing on Asia in a series of talks and discussions. Focusing on Asian and non-Asian authors writing about Asia, the programme covers a broad spectrum of fiction and non-fiction from a selection of Asian countries.

A witty, poignant and, at times, tragic novel about the passing of an age where nothing seems to matter until the hard, cruel, real world comes knocking at the door. It’s 1971, and the travellers who end up in the flea-pit Lux Hotel in Calcutta are determined to have a good time. There’s ex-public schoolboy Gordon, the cool American Larry, a weird pair of Australians, and Freddie Braintree, the acid casualty. But is he who he seems to be? Their scene is innocence and inner journeys, experimentation and a lust for new experiences. But there’s a war going on in Bangladesh and a mysterious hippie killer is lurking in the dark alleyways of the city. The shocking massacres and brutality they witness cast a long shadow over all their lives.

Guardian journalist (and former crime correspondent) Duncan Campbell discusses his new novel and his travels in India with writer Pankaj Mishra

Region: All
Start Date: 19/05/2008
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Start Time: 18:30
Venue: Asia House
Venue Address: 63 New Cavendish Street, London
Website: http://www.asiahouse.org
Press Tickets: Available
Sponsorship: Not Available
 
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