A Lahori Weekend

Posted: February 2nd, 2016

The most exciting part of any Literature festival is the speaker line-up, obviously because it adds to the quality of the sessions, but also because it gives us – the plebeians – a chance to be in the general vicinity of literary stalwarts. The thrill of running into them in say, the queue for the loo, or while wolfing down the pathooray on offer, makes the whole thing quite exciting. And the Lahore Literary Festival did not disappoint in this regard, with arguably the most star-studded line-up for a local litfest thus far, including Indian star novelist and poet Vikram Seth, American academic and author Vali Nasr, gossip columnist and novelist Shobha De, filmmaker Mira Nair, and the first local public appearance of one of our most internationally acclaimed artists Shahzia Sikandar in many years.

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