Man Booker Prize finalists Madeleine Thien and Graeme Macrae Burnet are among the guest authors for the sixth edition of the Script Road – Macau Literary Festival, which will take place between March 4th to 19th.
According to the press release announced on Monday, several other participants were confirmed for the event, including Portuguese singer Sérgio Godinho, who will perform a concert at the Venetian Theatre and launch his first novel, “A Heart Too Perfect,” at the festival.
The Portuguese journalist José Rodrigues dos Santos, author of seven essays and 16 fictional novels, some of them charting at no.1 in several countries with total sales worldwide having exceeded three million copies will also come to Macau.
International award-winning Chinese writer Yu Hua and Australian Brian Castro — considered one of his country’s most imaginative novelists — are just two of the renowned talents attending The Script Road – Macau Literary Festival this year, an event that will bring together writers and artists from Macau, China, the Portuguese-speaking countries and others.
This year the Macau Literary Festival aims to focus audience attention on some of the world’s most critical human rights issues. “The Festival will present authors and films addressing some of the world’s most critical human rights issues, including the refugee and migration crisis,” said Festival Programme Director Hélder Beja.
The Macau Literary Festival will also play tribute to the graphic novel genre. Several authors of comic books — from France, Portugal, Australia and China — will be featured during the Festival.