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In pictures: Day 1 of Dhaka Lit Fest 2018

  • Published at 05:28 pm November 8th, 2018

With Dhaka Lit Fest 2018, the festival is celebrating eight years of continued and growing vigor

Prominent writer Moinul Ahsan Saber discusses stories and readers during a session | Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

New Zealand-German artist Sandro Klopp smiles next to one of his paintings in the exhibition ‘The Tree Of Life’ | Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

An oil painting by New Zealand-German artist Sandro Klopp part of his ‘The Tree Of Life’ exhibition | Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

Guests and visitors peruse books at a stall | Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

British actress Tilda Swinton makes a return appearance at the DLF 2018 | Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

A visitor to the festival inspects books on sale at the festival | Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

Author Richard Beard discusses his novel ‘The Day That Went Missing’ with Pru Rowlandson during a session | Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

Scores of publishing houses and bookstores have set up stalls | Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor, actor-director Nandita Das, and Pulitzer-winning author Adam Johnson inaugurate the Dhaka Lit Fest 2018 with directors Kazi Anis Ahmed, Sadaf Saaz and Ahsan Akbar | Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Kathak dancers perform as part of the inauguration ceremony | Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Actor-director Nandita Das presents her opening speech at the inauguration ceremony | Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

DLF Director Kazi Anis Ahmed presents his opening speech at the inauguration ceremony | Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

DLF Director Sadaf Saaz presents his opening speech at the inauguration ceremony | Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

DLF Director Ahsan Akbar presents his opening speech at the inauguration ceremony | Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor presents his opening speech at the inauguration ceremony | Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

The Dhaka Lit Fest has grown into a confluence of literary minds and enthusiasts in Southeast Asia, drawing people from across the world | Rajib Dhar/Dhaka Tribune