Bookish types, you'll be pleased to learn that the Shanghai International Literary Festival
, which has hitherto hosted in luminaries like Gore Vidal, John Ralston Saul, Amy Tan, Jan Morris, Simpsons creator Matt Groening, and a slew of Man Booker Prize winners since it's inception back in 2003, is returning to Shanghai from March 10 to March 22 in 2017
. Plenty of time to do your reading homework then. Organizers M on the Bund
are releasing the first authors list in the next few days. (Dean Koontz, finger's crossed!) Watch this space, bookworm!