If you love books and literature, there's no way you should miss next week's Manila International Literary Festival from November 18 to 20 at the Hotel Intercontinental in Makati City. Acclaimed international authors and literary agents and many of the country's literary greats will be in attendance to talk about reading and the writing craft in the country's biggest literary event. (Download Festival Syllabus Here)

Below are the 55 reasons why you should call up 892-1801 and register now!

Foreign Speakers
Christopher Cheng (Australia)
Award-winning children’s book author

Mita Kapur (India)
Founder of Siyahi Literary Agency, the leading literary agency in India
Organizer of the Jaipur Literature Festival

Andy Mulligan (UK)
Acclaimed author of young adult novels Ribblestrop and Trash

David Parker (Hong Kong)
Chairman of the Man Asian Literary Prize

Vikas Swarup (India)
Bestselling author of the Academy award-winning film Slumdog Millionaire and Six Suspects

Jayapriya Vasudevan (India/Singapore)
Literary agent of the literary agency Jacaranda Press

Local Speakers
Gemino Abad (Manila)

Gerry Alanguilan (Laguna)
Graphic Literature

Dean Francis Alfar (Manila)
Speculative Fiction

National Artist Virgilio Almario (Manila)

Merlie Alunan (Tacloban)
Regional Literature

Roberto Añonuevo (Manila)
Filipino Poetry

Rino Balatbat (Manila)
Trade Books Marketing

Abdon Balde, Jr. (Bicol)
Regional Literature

Karina Bolasco (Manila)
Trade Books Marketing

Oscar Campomanes (Manila)
Literary Criticism

Jose Wendell Capili (Manila)
Literary Criticism

Michael Coroza (Manila)

Isagani Cruz (Manila)
Literary Criticism

Jose Y. Dalisay (Manila)

Karl de Mesa (Manila)
Genre Fiction

Ricardo de Ungria (Davao)
Translation, Poetry

Marjorie Evasco (Manila)

Ralph Galan (Manila)
Travel Writing

J. Neil Garcia (Manila)
Poet and Literary Critic

Jerry Gracio (Manila)
Screenwriting and Poetry

Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo (Manila)
Creative Non-fiction

Carljoe Javier (Manila)
Genre Fiction

Cyan Abad-Jugo (Manila)
Young Adult Fiction

Patricia May Jurilla (Manila)
History of the Book

Luis Katigbak (Manila)
Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Marne Kilates (Manila)
Poetry and Translation

Jose F. Lacaba (Manila)
Poetry and Screenwriting

Troy Lacsamana (Manila)
Library Appreciation

Angelo Lacuesta (Manila)

Susan Lara (Manila)

National Artist Bienvenido Lumbera (Manila)

Resil Mojares (Cebu)
Regional Literature

Charlson Ong (Manila)

Elbert Or (Manila)
Graphic Literature

Maritoni Ortigas (Manila)
Library Appreciation

Carla Pacis (Manila)
Young Adult Fiction

Mailin Locsin (Manila)
Reading Appreciation

Eric Ramos (Manila)

Danton Remoto (Manila)

Ana Rodriguez (Manila)
Reading Appreciation

Erwin Romulo (Manila)
Literary Journalism

Tara FT Sering (Manila)
Fiction and Travel Writing

Angelo Suarez (Manila)
Poetry and New Forms

Ramon Sunico (Manila)
Children’s Literature

Yvette Tan (Manila)
Genre Fiction

Rose Torres-Yu (Manila)
Literary Criticism

Carlo Vergara (Manila)
Graphic Literature

Criselda Yabes (Manila)
Literary Journalism

Tony Yanza (Manila)

Alfred Yuson (Manila)