Dhaka Lit Fest begins Thursday


Dhaka-Lit-Fest_Daily_Dhaka_TimesDaily Dhaka Times: The fifth edition of ‘Dhaka Lit Fest’ is set to begin on Bangla Academy premises in city on Thursday.

Finance minister AMA Muhith is scheduled to inaugurate the three-day event at 11:00am on Thursday.

It will remain open for visitors from 8:30am to 7:30pm everyday.

More than 250 participants from 14 countries will join the festival.

This year’s event is featuring Nobel laureate Dr Harold Varmus, the cancer researcher and author of ‘The Art and Politics of Science’.

The event will also include noted India litterateur Nayantara Sahgal, bestseller Shobhaa De and writer Ramachandra Guha, Pakistan human rights lawyer Asma Jahangir and British journalist Jon Snow.

International talents of diverse origins and genres, including top Cuban science fiction writer Yoss, Kenyan children’s storyteller Muthoni Garland, Palestinian poet Ghassan Zaqtan, Indian novelist Amit Chaudhuri and poet Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, and acclaimed British filmmaker Leslee Udwin will attend the event.

Writer and one of the festival directors Kazi Anis said, “We wanted to build a bridge between the world and our literature”.

Interested persons were advised to visit “Dhaka Lit Fest” website for free registration and more information.


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