Dhaka Lit Fest showcases the best of Bangladesh
Tribune Editorial


Dhaka Tribune is proud to be the title sponsor of Dhaka Lit Fest 2015 which opens tomorrow at the Bangla Academy.

We hope as many people as possible will come out for the free three-day event, which features over 80 seminars and talks involving writers and artists from all around the world.

In the light of recent events, extra layers of security have been added this year, setting new standards for security at a cultural event in Bangladesh.

As well as bringing renowned names like Nobel Prize Laureate Dr Harold Varmus, Nayantara Sahgal, Jon Snow, Shobhaa De, Ramachandra Guha, among a galaxy of other luminaries, to engage with audiences, this year will mark the launch of the Library of Bangladesh by the Dhaka Translation Centre, promoting English translations of Bangla works by local authors.

By helping to brand Dhaka as a city of culture and bring international attention to the creativity and high quality of our nation’s writers, DLF provides a bridge between the wider world and the rich cultural and literary heritage of Bangladesh.

Anyone interested in discussing language, literature, fiction, poetry, politics and art will find much to look forward to in the festival’s packed schedule.  

Dhaka Lit Fest is an invaluable opportunity for people to gather, listen, talk, appreciate and debate. It is a welcome sign of the resurgence in Bangladeshi literary culture as it grows in confidence to more vigorously engage with other cultures beyond our own borders. DLF promises something for everyone to enjoy. We hope you will join us for what promises to be a memorable three days.

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