China: Lit fests highlight foreign writers


Internationally acclaimed foreign writers have met with Chinese writers and readers this month in cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu during the Bookworm Literary Festival, the Capital Literary Festival and Shanghai International Literary Festival.

Some of the writers were also invited to meet more readers at public libraries and bookstores.

Haitian-born Canadian writer Dany Laferriere says Shanghai has a very modern look, just like New York, and he was impressed by the happy people dancing and singing in the parks.

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