Not that old argument…
FOR asianculturevulture the pick of events in this year’s Asia House Festival of Literature is the talk, British Asian Culture: Doomed To Be Uncool, on Friday (May 10)
DJs Nihal, Bobbie Friction, dramatist Siddharth Bose, cookery writer Ravinder Bhogal, and author and Times columnist, Sathnam Sanghera, as the moderator, all give their take on the provocative statement at Asia House, which is in central London.
Some of you have already groaned, not this AGAIN. We understand.
Let’s leave that aside and look at what else is on offer at the festival that covers a wide variety of authors and topics and is by no means just for the literati.
Michelin star chef Atul Kochhar presents his Curries of the World on Saturday, May 11 and on Sunday (12), there is a session on How to get published in Asia and the UK with Alysoun Owen, the editor of the authoritative publishing guide, Writers and Artists Yearbook.
Just behind us, Michael Palin discusses his time travelling in Asia; political heavyweights, Will Hutton, Jonathan Fenby and Gerard Lemos re-evaluate the ‘Chinese Dream, while Colin Pyle talks about this 18,000km ride around China and author Twan Eng evaluates Malaysian independence as seen through the characters in her novel, The Garden Of Mists.
There is also a whole programme of events dedicated to schoolchildren and younger members of the family too.