10th edition of Dhaka Literary Festival

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After being cancelled for three consecutive years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 10th edition of Dhaka Lit Fest (DLF), Bangladesh's biggest international literary festival, is all set to take place on January 5-8, 2023.

Important facts

  • The event will be held on the historic grounds of the Bangla Academy in Dhaka.

  • More than 500 literary personalities across the globe including Nobel Prize Winner Abdulrazak Gurnah will be taking part in the festival. 

  • The four-day event will feature internationally acclaimed authors including Amitav Ghosh, Hanif Qureshi, Alexandra Pringle, Gitanjali Shree, Daisy Rockwell, Esther Freud, Joy Goswami, Kaiser Haque, among others.

  • It will feature over 175 sessions with discussions on science and technology, activities for children and young adults, film screenings, theatre, music and cultural performances.

  • The organisers of DLF have termed it as a 'festival of ideas'.

  • Films, OTT, science and other topics of public interest will also be discussed in this programme.

  • There will be performances for children as well as for women. The Dhaka Lit Fest will also host discussions on health, food and cooking, among other topics.

About Dhaka Lit Fest

  • Sadaf Saaz, Ahsan Akbar and Kazi Anis Ahmed are the directors of the Dhaka Lit Fest (DLF).

  • It began in 2011 with the commitment to promote Dhaka, and Bangladeshi literature and culture to the world.

  • Dhaka Lit Fest has been a popular annual event in the winter calendar of Bangladesh. 

  • About 30,000 people participated in the ninth Dhaka Lit Fest last held in 2019.

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