Dhaka Lit Fest 2023

In her new book, Maria Chaudhuri reimagines Pohela Boishakh for kids

Illustrated by Kazi Istela Imam, Nobo Opens a Door embraces the occasion of Pohela Boishakh—an event that is dear to many.

Afterthoughts on Dhaka Lit Fest

Is it possible for art to be an ally in promoting the climate conversation?

FEATURE / Can we justify censorship in culture?

The panel spoke broadly about censorship, #MeToo movement, mob mentality, cancel culture, JK Rowling, and social media echo chambers. 

Dhaka Lit Fest 2023 — A day’s experience

Spanning five days, the popular event had authors and creatives from a variety of genres and backgrounds, from Bangladesh, Australia, England, Switzerland, to India.

NEWS / Dhaka Lit Fest 2023: Kishwar Chowdhury to open a restaurant soon

"I started my journey with a simple dream of writing a book for my children", she shared at the talk. 

FEATURE / Dhaka Lit Fest 2023: What the agent does for writers and actors

Despite the popularity of TV, cinematic rights come with their drawbacks. While it is thrilling for a novelist to have their work taken up by a production house, sometimes their work ends up in a forgotten corner for a long time.


Media platforms that critique literature are, therefore, at the heart of the book ecosystem. They shape a book’s public perception and can bolster (or destroy) sales.

SHOUTxDS Books ‘Slam Poetry Nights’ takes the stage at Dhaka Lit Fest with aplomb

Slam poetry nights returned for its 5th installment on Thursday, January 2023, at the first day of Dhaka Lit Fest 2023 at Nazrul Mancha, Bangla Academy. 

FEATURE / Dhaka Lit Fest 2023: There's something for every young reader

Babuibela’s third edition was launched on the first day of DLF. The Babuibela (Mayurpankhi, 2020) series, written and illustrated by artist Reesham Shahab Tirtho, are picture books showing new parents’ journeys with their little ones. The book launch was also accompanied by a discussion between illustrator Tirtho and musician, artist and author Shibu Kumer Shill.

December 15, 2022
December 15, 2022

Shehan Karunatilaka, Daisy Rockwell and Geetanjali Shree to speak at the 10th Dhaka Lit Fest

The winners of the 2022 Booker Prize and the 2022 International Booker Prize—Shehan Karunatilaka, Daisy Rockwell and Geetanjali Shree—will be speaking at the 10th Dhaka Lit Fest.

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