Perhaps lacking in the raw star power of yesteryear — in previous editions, the Shanghai International Literary Festival has hosted in Amy Tan, John Ralston Saul, Matt Groening, and, most deliciously, Gore Vidal — the program is nevertheless a well-thought-out one. Plenty of relevant writers engaging in relevant discussions that are relevantly capturing the world's relevant attention in this super relevant year, 2018. Plenty of profound and provocative-sounding things on the menu. Plenty of opportunities for cringey questions in the Q&A period. Tickets will go on sale on February 26. You can get those directly from the venue itself or through the festival page right here. The marquee events always sell out, so get yours sooner rather than later.
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The Shanghai International Literary Festival 2018 is March 15 to March 28 at M on the Bund For more information and tickets, visit the festival page.