Dhaka Lit Fest directors have announced that Nobel Laureate VS Naipaul will attend this year’s festival.
DLF, the country’s biggest international literary congregation, will be held in November at the grounds of Bangla Academy.
“We are absolutely delighted to announce Sir Vidia’s visit to Dhaka next month, which he has more than once told me he keenly desires. At a time when many writers are shying away from coming to Bangladesh, Sir Vidia will be opening this year’s edition of Dhaka Lit Fest, and we are extremely honoured and grateful for his support,” said Ahsan Akbar, one of the DLF directors.
This year the international line-up will also boast Man Booker International winner Deborah Smith and Pulitzer winner Vijay Seshadri. Read more