The fifth edition of the annual Lahore Literary Festival will take place today (Saturday) at the Faletti’s Hotel.
LLF was adorned with the presence of Michael Edward Palin, an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter. He has written numerous books and travel documentaries.
According to the LLF press release: “This year’s three-day, free and open-to-public event will feature eminent writers, historians, artists, and opinion makers from home and abroad in nuanced, thought-provoking discussions on the astonishing political and social changes our world faces today,” said Razi Ahmed, LLF founder and CEO.
Programmed speakers at LLF 2017 include author and social worker Tehmina Durrani on the legacy of humanitarian, Abdul Sattar Edhi, Mohsin Hamid, who is out with his new book, Exit West; historian Peter Frankopan, author of The Silk Roads: A New History of the World; Michael Palin, writer, television presenter, and Monty Python alumnus.
LLF is a not-for-profit organization incorporated under the laws of Pakistan and is being funded by the government since 2013.
The festival started at 10 a.m. and is scheduled to conclude at 7 p.m. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis in the three halls.