Bangla literature: From home to the world

The third edition of the recently concluded Hay Festival in Dhaka, Bangladesh (founded by Peter Florence and Tahmima Anam in 2011) witnessed a substantial turnout of literary agents from the UKand US this year.

Fresh voices and powerful narratives have struck a chord with prominent publishing agents who are now expressing interest in Bangladeshi literature. It’s a new dawn for Bangladeshi authors whose stories are reaching out to a global readership thanks to the growing trend of translation and worldwide distribution.

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