Adrienne Loftus Parkins
Adrienne is a literature consultant who established The Asian Word in 2008 to promote a broad range of contemporary writing about Asia and to champion emerging Asian and British Asian writers.
She has been a curator and advisor to publishers, media, libraries, entertainment venues and major galleries throughout the UK.
In 2002 Adrienne established a literature programme at Asia House in London before founding the Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival, which she directed for eight years. Previously, she had twenty-five year career in Marketing Communications in Canada, India, Singapore and China.
Adrienne co-founded Anamika, a women’s educational group in Bangalore, headed a public lecture programme in Singapore and has worked with the Pan Asian Women’s Association to promote Asian women writers. She has served on the steering committees of the British Council’s Korea Market Focus and Southbank’s Alchemy Festival. In addition to acting as special advisor to Bangkok Edge, she is a steering committee member of the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and writes a column for The Asian Writer.