The Children’s Literature Festival (CLF) that used to be a part of the Karachi Literature Festival has now grown up into a separate entity: The Tribune

This year’s 11th CLF will be held on February 21 and February 22 at the Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi, announced Oxford University Press (OUP) director Ameena Saiyid at a press conference on Saturday.

“We are a bit scared about the number of students attending the festival as a school contacted me and told they will be bringing around 1,000 students to the festival,” admitted CLF director Rumania Hussain. “I hope the turn out will help the children’s festival establish itself on the same pattern as KLF.”

Oxford University Press has got yet another feather in the cap by publishing Oxford Novellas, six this time.

The novella as a genre is an underestimated and under-read form. To translate novellas from different Indian languages is, indeed, an act of opening a new horizon. To read them together was an experience in itself. Manageable in time, unintimidating in size but nevertheless complex in its narrative and themes, it lures the reader into unknown worlds and times in Indian literature.