This year’s Dhaka Lit Fest (DLF) seems to have heightened the hype. Deservedly so, more and more attraction to this annual event has made quite the noise. From regulars to new faces, the guest list also seemed to have been more diverse than ever, slightly tip-toeing outside the literary world. Tilda Swinton paid another visit, making it back to back DLFs, followed by actresses Manisha Koirala and Nandita Das. Raba Khan also graced the event with a panel of her own, puzzling some, yet making it a warm welcome to a newer and open-minded generation.
The idea was to attract more and more personalities, alongside the fantastic literary figures, to garner more attention, and the necessity in recognising and appreciating the art of writing. Book lovers enjoyed splashing their hard-earned money on the freshest literature, while giving their undivided attention to guest speakers. No matter the list of guests or panels, the experience has always been an
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