The eight edition of the lahore literary festival has started today and will continue till Sunday the 23rd. The festival will have panels and foreign delegates making this event one of the most anticipated literary event of the year.
The opening ceremony began at 11am today with LLF founder and CEO Razi Ahmed, in conversation with Androulla Kaminara, EU ambassador to Pakistan, and Aziz Boolani, chief executive of Serena Hotels.
The LLF 2020 will continue it’s tradition of hosting eminent writers, historians, artists and opinion makers from Pakistan and abroad.
The festival will feature among others Oyinkan Braithwaite, who was long-listed for the Man Booker 2019; author Musharraf Ali Farooqi, who will launch his latest book, The Merman and the Book of Power; novelist and poet Nitasha Kaul, who has written on the plight of Kashmir in Modi’s India; and Adrian Hayes, who will launch One Man’s Climb, a book about his journey to reach the summit of K2, Fatima Bhutto will speak about her book New kings of the world, Sanam Saeed in conversation with Sabyn Javeri will feature Hijabistan amongst many other revered writers and intellectualists
It will also feature a three-day interactive exhibit by the Citizens Archive of Pakistan.
The Lahore Literary Festival 2020 will be free and open to the general public.
The First Edition of LLF was held in 2013, and since then it’s being held annually at the Alhamra Arts Center.