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07 Feb 2014 - 09 Feb 2014

Karachi Literature Festival

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The Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) in Pakistan was launched in 2010 and is open to all and free. In 2014, the 5th KLF runs 7-9 February. It brings together and celebrates authors writing in diverse languages, genres and traditions and features debates, discussions, lectures, mushairah, a book fair, book launches, readings, signings, comedy, satire, theatre and more. http://vimeo.com/80966770 The Karachi Literature Festival Peace Prize will be awarded, a joint project of the KLF, the Consulate General of Germany in Karachi and the Embassy of Germany in Islamabad. It recognises books that promote peace, international understanding and tolerance. The Karachi Literature Festival - Embassy of France Prize will be awarded for the best fiction book, promoting excellence in fiction written in the English language. The 2013 KLF Programme featured collaborative participation of cultural and diplomatic partners from the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Russia. KLF attendance rose from roughly 5,000 in 2010 to 10,000 in 2011, to 15,000 in 2012, to 50,000 in 2013. The KLF and its sister festival, Islamabad Literature Festival (ILF) are directed by Ameena Saiyid, co-founded by Ameena Saiyid and Asif Farrukhi, and produced by Oxford University Press. The sister event, the Islamabad Literature Festival, takes place on 30 April and 1 May 2014 at Margala Hotel, Islamabad Karachi Literature Festival is on Facebook