Asia Pacific Writers & Translators Inc.

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Mission & Visions


Create a supportive network of authors and literary translators within and beyond the Asian Pacific.

Promote and share knowledge of best practice for writers and translators.



Create world wide publishing opportunities for emerging and established Asia Pacific authors via discussions, forums, meetings, workshops, festivals, and mentoring.

Increase economic opportunities for writers and translators in the Asia Pacific.


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Opportunities & Events

APWT MEMBERS can log in to see details of our Opportunities and Events listings on the top bar of this page for details about the following. Go to 'read more' below, you can become a member now by clicking this link. (You can't open the link until you click 'read...

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China Wrap 2016

Thank you everyone who helped make our 2016 conference, ‘Ideas and Realities: Creative Writing in Asia Today’, such a great success. We’ve posted feedback below from some of the 120 writers, publishers, editors, literary agents and others from some 20 countries who...

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Our Core Partnerts

WE ARE SUPPORTED not only by memberships but also by a growing consortium of Core Partner institutions.

We thank those universities currently assisting to sustain APWT: Australian National University (ANU), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Griffith University, University of New South Wales, and University of Technology Sydney (UTS).

We welcome additional Core Partners into this consortium. In 2017 we seek to ensure the consortium becomes a truly international one to represent our many Asian members.

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Endorsements for APWT

Read what leaders in the literary field have to say about AP Writers & Translators, including JM Coetzee, Christopher Merrill (UEA) , Andrew Cowan (UEA), Chris Gribble (World Literature Festival), Kate Griffin (British Centre for Literary Translation), and Xu Xi (Hong Kong City University)...