Take a look at some of the highlights from our 2018 festival


The UK’s largest Pan-Asian literature festival, covering a region that runs from Turkey to Tokyo


The Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival celebrates its 13th edition in 2019 and has welcomed a vast range of exciting speakers over the years. We have showcased talent across the spoken and written word, including speakers such as Jung Chang, Elif Shafak, Mohsin Hamid, Nadiya Hussain, Nish Kumar and Mishal Husain.

The festival takes place every autumn and seeks to increase the awareness and understanding of the diverse cultures of Asia and the diaspora through the power of stories. We do this by holding panel discussions and debates, author talks and live literature performances. By acting as a neutral space for the exchange of ideas and the highlighting of key Asian issues, and providing a platform for debate, the festival brings together a predominantly millennial and ethnically diverse audience for a series of educational and entertaining events.