The 10th edition of Dhaka Lit Fest officially began on Thursday, after a three-year hiatus due to the global Covid-19 pandemic.
With the participation of around 500 writers, poets, performers, intellectuals, journalists, and internationally acclaimed prize-winning speakers, the 2023 edition is featuring 170 sessions during the four-day event making it the biggest event in Bangladesh showcasing world literature and culture.
DLF Directors Sadaf Saaz Siddiqi, Kazi Anis Ahmed, and Ahsan Akbar were also present at the inauguration ceremony.
“After a long hiatus due to the pandemic, Dhaka Lit Fest is finally being held with the presence of global literary dignitaries. The Ministry of Cultural Affairs is proud to be associated with this prestigious event as always, and I wish the event the success it deserves,” said KM Khalid State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid while inaugurating the event alongside Nobel laureate litterateur Abdulrazak Gurnah, and Indian writer-literary critic Amitav Ghosh at Bangla Academy’s Abdul Karim Sahitya Bisharad (AKSB).