Ann Morgan at Brahmaputra Literary Festival

This week Ann Morgan attended the third Brahmaputra Literary Festival. Situated in the city of Guwahati in Assam, the festival is a three day event bringing together 130 national and international writers, performers and thinkers from a wide variety of fields. Though panel discussions, reading sessions and a cultural programme showcasing indigenous cultures, the festival aims to encourage new ideas and provide a platform for intellectual exchanges around a variety of topics from literature to science, politics to music.

Ann took part in a number of panel discussions, including Training to be a Writer – Are You Serious?, Edit Without Mercy: Why Writers Need Editors and Researching the Real World to Create Fictional Ones, sharing her own experiences as a writer and the editorial process.

Ann Morgan is a freelance writer and editor, who read a book from every country in the world in 2012. Her work has appeared in the Guardian, the New Internationalist, the Independent, the Financial Times and BBC Culture.

Her first novel, Beside Myself, is a psychological literary thriller about twin girls who swap places in a childhood game and get trapped in the wrong lives when one of them refuses to change back.

Leading on from her year-long reading quest, which inspired her non-fiction book, Reading the World: Confessions of a Literary Explorer, Ann continues to blog about international literature at ayearofreadingtheworld.com.