Hogan Lovells Supports Largest Literary Festival in China

SHANGHAI, BEIJING 18 February 2013 - Hogan Lovells is strengthening its commitment to local communities in China through collaborating for the six consecutive year with Shanghai International Literary Festival and Capital Literary Festival, a non-profit venture aimed to promote international literary and cultural appreciation in China.

Organized by M on the Bund, the Festival, which runs from 1-17 March in Shanghai and Beijing, is the largest international literary event in China, attracting authors from over 20 countries for a celebration of the best in fiction, literary non-fiction, journalism, the arts, poetry and children’s writing.

The Festival will host sessions featuring Man Asian Literary Prize winner Kung Sook Shin, the Atlantic magazine correspondent James Fallows, Swedish crime writer Håkan Nesser, godfather of Chinese rock Cui Jian, "the Indiana Jones of entomology", Mark Moffett, world-renowned pastry chef Nick Malgieri, and Booker Prize shortlisted Jeet Thayil.

Commenting on the Festival, Shanghai Managing Partner of Hogan Lovells, Andrew McGinty, said:

"We have a very strong culture of supporting our local communities and have been working with the Literary Festival in China since 2008. The festival helps to build literary appreciation in China and gives participants an opportunity to sample other people's cultures."

At the Festival, Hogan Lovells will host a wine tasting session on Friday 8 March, Discovering Pinot Noir with Jeannie Cho Lee. Jeannie, the first Asian Master of Wine, and an award-winning author, wine critic, judge and educator, will lead a group to taste a quartet of Pinot Noirs from France, California, New Zealand and Germany.


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