The acclaimed Lahore Literary Festival comes to the British Library for its second London edition
This event is now sold out but many of the panels will be available to watch live online at this link.
The one-day festival, marking the 70 years of Pakistan's independence, will be inaugurated by Pakistan's High Commissioner to U.K., H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas. The LLF programme will feature, amongst others, the last word on curry Madhur Jaffrey, politician Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, British-Pakistani fiction writer Kamila Shamsie whose Home Fire was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017, Pakistan's leading art educationist and writer Salima Hashmi, contemporary artist Shezad Dawood discussing his latest work Leviathan which features in the Venice Biennale 2017, British journalist and writer Christina Lamb, presently the chief international correspondent for The Sunday Times, and Amb Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan's Permanent Representative to the UN.
The day concludes with an evening performance by the acclaimed classical singer Tina Sani, best known for her ghazal and nazm songs, ticketed separately.
LLF in Lahore, founded by Razi Ahmed, is open and free to public. It is attended by thousands of book lovers annually. Claire Armitstead reported from the LLF in Lahore in the Guardian of an 'atmosphere of determined cheerfulness' chiming 'with the themes of an intelligently programmed festival.' Michael Palin wrote of his experience in Lahore 2017, 'Literary Festivals are ten a penny these days but the Lahore Literary Festival is something special.'
Patrons are Lina and Ali Munir and Sujatha and Kashif Zafar