3. Shanghai International Literary Festival

Shanghai International Literary Festival

The M on the Bund restaurant in Beijing, China, has hosted this literature festival in March since 2003.

As the sister to the Hong Kong International Literary Festival, this is an intimate festival with a maximum attendance rate of 4,000.

Last year, Eleanor Catton, the youngest recipient of the Man Booker Prize, made an appearance.

Itโ€™s developed a history for attracting the short-listed candidates for the worldโ€™s major literature prizes.

Reykjavik International Literary Festival