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01 Nov 2012 - 11 Nov 2012

London | South Asian Literature Festival | bloggers wanted!

The South Asian Literature Festival takes place 1-11 November with over 80 novelists, journalists, performers and writers from the UK and abroad in 50+ events across London. Festival bloggers are being recruited! Is Shakespeare the secret muse behind some of Bollywood’s best known classics? How did the success of Kipling’s classic The Jungle Book fracture relations with his sister Trix? Did the Grimm Brothers get all their fairytale ideas from India? These are just some of the questions that will be explored at the third annual South Asian Literature Festival announced today. Directors of the South Asian Literature Festival, Bhavit Mehta and Jon Slack: “This is a bigger, broader third edition of the Festival for 2012. There’s something here for everybody – South Asian media ethics; the Mughal empire; a tribute to the ground-breaking Urdu partition writer Manto. On top of that we’re launching several excellent autumn titles at the Festival and showcasing fresh writing from a host of outstanding new voices.” A series of Pre-Festival events are underway in October Want to join the Festival team? The South Asian Literature Festival is recruiting volunteers and bloggers for its 2012 programme of events. This is a chance to be involved in an exciting and well-regarded festival that will provide opportunities for anyone interested in gaining invaluable experience in events management, online media, theatre, writing or publishing and for those with a passion for literature and South Asian arts. Festival Bloggers wanted: The festival is looking to recruit a team of bloggers to cover 2012 Festival events for its online website – news, reviews, comment, features and interviews. The ideal candidates will have a passion for reading and the arts, a flair for writing, some knowledge of South Asian authors, culture and politics, and familiarity with social media. These positions are voluntary and we are able to offer review copies of new book releases and free tickets to Festival events. To apply, email (heading “SALF Blogger Application”) with a 200-word profile of yourself outlining what you do and why you’re interested in getting involved, along with one, preferably two pieces of writing that you think best showcase your talent.