A literary figure, a writer creates his/her masterpieces for readers. It’s a rarity that a reader is blessed enough to meet the writer he likes in person. A reader is related to a writer through the latter’s words, imagination s/he uses in his writings. The meeting in person was considered more of a fantasy and a dramatised dream in olden days. But now things have changed, literature has also seen an advancement and progress. One of the many examples of that can be Literary Festivals organised globally.

If you are a fan of Robert Fisk’s erudition and his brusque insights on neo-imperialism, mark your calendars for the fifth edition of Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) to soak up his words of wisdom.

The best-selling author and journalist will be the keynote speaker at the inaugural day of the festival, which will be held at the Beach Luxury Hotel from February 7 till February 9. Apart from Fisk, over 100 Pakistani and 30 international writers will grace the festival, including famous historian Dr Rajmohan Gandhi, a grandson of Mahatma Gandhi.