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Dhaka: The biggest international literary festival in Bangladesh, begins today. Historic grounds of Bangla Academy in Dhaka will witness 8th edition of Dhaka Literary Festival.
Pulitzer Prize-winning Author Adam Johnson, Bengali literary icon Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay, and Mohammed Hanif, the winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, Oscar-winning actor Tilda Swinton, award-winning Actor Manisha Koirala, and award-winning actor and director Nandita Das will be attending.
Other people to appear include Philip Hensher, the winner of the Ondaatje Prize; James Meek, the winner of the Orwell and Ondaatje prizes; and Syed Manzoorul Islam, Imdadul Haq Milon, Kaiser Haq and Selina Hossain.
Supported by Cultural Affairs Ministry and hosted by Bangla Academy, the festival is being produced by Jatrik with a focus on bringing together western and South Asian writers and intellectuals.
The online registration for DLF is open and free for all.