“The objective of the event is to pay tribute to our writers, poets, playwrights and authors and to develop people`s interest in reading books,” said Managing Director of Oxford University Press Ameena Saiyid.
This year's event would feature Karen Armstrong who would soak up her words of wisdom and mingle with the who’s who of Pakistani literature. Other participants include Fahmida Riaz, Zahida Hina and Ali Sethi who will be talking about ‘Literature in the Age of Extremism’. Kamila Shamsie, Ishrat Lindblad, Zulfikar Ghose, Feryal Gauhar, Madeeha Gauhar, Intizar Hussain and Asif Farrukhi would also be taking part in the discussions. Bina Shah and Sunil Sethi will be launching new books. There will be story telling for children, musings on art and performance and hard talk between Khaled Ahmed and Ahmed Rashid.
There is no entry fee and events will run all day long from 9:30 am to 9 pm.