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8th Dhaka Literature Festival to begin Thursday

 News Desk

 Published: 04:09 PM, 5 November 2018   Updated: 04:09 PM, 5 November 2018



The 8th Dhaka Literary Festival (DLF) will begin on the premises of Bangla Academy in Dhaka on Thursday.

The Cultural Affairs Ministry and the DLF committee are going to jointly arrange the three-day literary festival, which will continue till November 10 next. 

Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor will formally inaugurate the festival.

Sadaf Saz, director of the DLF committee, came up with the announcement at a press conference at Bangla Academy board room today.

Directors of Dhaka Literature Festival Kazi Anis Ahmed and Ahsan Akbar, among others, also spoke.

This year’s event will feature Pulitzer Prize winner novelist Adam Johnson, Indian Bengali author Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay, Pakistani writer Mohammed Hanif, bollywood actresses Manisha Koirala and Nandita Das, Oscar winning British actress Tilda Swinton and Ondaatje prize winning writer Philip Hensher. 

Eminent personalities from Bangladesh, including educationist Syed Manzoorul Islam, writer Imdadul Haq Milon, novelist Selina Hossain and lyricist Kaiser Haq, will also take part in the festival.

About 40 internationally reputed writers, discussants and researchers from 15 countries and about 200 from Bangladesh will join the DLF, organisers said. 

There will be 90 sessions at the festival, which will remain open for all from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm every day.

The visitors are requested not to bring any type of bag at the festival.