Anna Temby appointed as the new Literature Programme Manager

Anna Temby appointed as the new Literature Programme Manager

31 October 2017

Asia House is pleased to announce that Anna Temby has been appointed as the new Literature Programme Manager from November 2017.

Anna has been involved in various publishing events and projects predominantly in China, Hong Kong as well as a growing pan-Asian literary portfolio. Anna possesses a range of literary, publicity and promotion skills that will be invaluable in her new role as Asia House Literature Programme Manager. She will be responsible for planning and implementing the annual  Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival as well as the year round literature programme and community outreach projects.

Pamela Kember Head of Arts and Learning at Asia House said: “We are incredibly thrilled to have Anna join us, this is an exciting and timely opportunity for us to reach new audiences and have greater impact and influence through our arts and learning programme and to building stronger literary partners nationally and internationally. We look forward to working with Anna and seeing what new literary programmes she will present to engage authors and audiences as we plan towards our 2018 signature Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival.  With her energy, and genuine passion for books and writers, combined with her impressive commercial background this makes Anna a perfect fit for our team”.

Keen to continue to bring in a wider and more diverse audience as well as building on the strong educational foundations of the literature festival, Anna said: ‘I am delighted to be appointed to this role and look forward to working with the Bagri Foundation and the Asia House team. As the only pan-Asian literature festival in the UK, we occupy a unique position and hope to inform, enthuse and ignite dialogue and debate amongst our audience. I am looking forward to building upon the strong roots of the festival and continuing to welcome diverse authors, speakers and cultural leaders to the programme.