Pakistani authors to attend Jaipur lit fest

Several Pakistani authors will be coming to India later this month to participate in the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) amid an atmosphere of hostility and cultural embargo, both here and in Pakistan.

This year’s edition of the DSC-JLF will host two of Pakistan’s most celebrated authors, Jamil Ahmad and Mohammed Hanif, both of whom had been a part of JLF-2012.

Mr. Ahmad’s “The Wandering Falcon” and Mr. Hanif’s “Our Lady of Alice Bhatti” are also shortlisted for the 2013 DSC Prize for South Asian literature.

The festival will also host sessions by prominent Pakistani feminist poet and author Fahmida Riaz, Pakistani-Canadian author M.A. Farooqi and British-Pakistani novelist Nadeem Aslam.

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