UPL warmly welcomes our readers to the Dhaka Lit Fest 2016, as we unveil four of newest titles, along with interactive sessions with their authors and exciting offers at our stall!
There will be 25% discount on the new titles and 20% on all the other UPL books!
1. Thursday, 17th Nov - 1 Pm to 2 PM (KK Tea Stage):
Shazia Omar and Bappaditya Chakravarty (Author of Samudragupta) with Saad Z. Hossein.
Historical novels about two fascinating figures of sub-continental history: Chandragupta, the ancient emperor, and Shaista Khan, the Mughal plenipotentiary of Bengal. Saad Z Hossain, internationally published novelist, will ask his peers why they turned to the historical, and why those particular periods? The panel will explore how Chakravarty and Omar handled the eternal contest of facts and fantasy in any fiction, but especially in the historical form.
2. Friday 18th Nov - 10 Am to 11 AM (Lawn):
English Recitations by Shehzar Doja (Author of Drift), Syeda Ahmad, Fatema Hassan, Jeffrey Yang and Ahmatjan Osman.
Marking the launch of Shehzar Doja’s book, Drifting, and Fatema Hassan’s translation.
3. Friday, 18th Nov - 12.30 PM to 1.30 PM (Lawn):
Amy Sackville, Dilruba Z. Ara (Author of Detached Belonging), and Leonora Christina Skov with Nirupama Subramanian.
Strong emotions simmering below the façade of modern life often come up in unexpected ways and situations. With beautiful prose and acute observations, writers Amy Sackville, Dilruba Z. Ara and Leonora Christina Skov, talk to Nirupama Subramanian about how, as women, they bring out these realities through their writing.
4. Friday, 18th Nov - 2 PM to 3 PM (BRAC Stage):
Eddin Khoo, Prabda Yoon, Mahrukh Mohiuddin (Director, Operations & Business Development, UPL) and Karthika VK with Shehzar Doja.
We are entering an era when publishing may no longer be the exclusive provenance of substantial institutions. Two leading publishers of the region, Karthika VK, who headed Harper Collins till very recently, and Mahrukh Mohiuddin of University Press Limited in Bangladesh are joined by two multi-media mavens from ASEAN. Young Bangladeshi poet Shehzar Doja leads the discussion.
5. Saturday, 19th Nov - 10 AM to 11 AM (KK Tea Stage):
Hilary Standing (Author of The Inheritance Powder) with Antara Ganguli.
The Inheritance Powder Book by Hilary Standing, set in Bangladesh, is not only the story of mass arsenic poisoning, but also of well-meaning misguided endeavours and development agencies, haunted by scandal and corruption. Development specialist and author Hilary Standing discusses how the novel addresses the world of international aid, the passions and dilemmas of those working to help those more unfortunate – and the resultant convictions or compromises, with author and development practitioner Antara Ganguli.
:::All the authors will be available for a Book Signing & Meet N’ Greet session for half an hour at our stall, after their respective sessions:::
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