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Karachi’s Third Literature Gala

The Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) was a unique event of this month. It gave an opportunity to authors and book lovers to join together and celebrate book-reading. Literature from Sindhi, Punjabi, Urdu, English, Seraiki (a fusion of Sindhi and Punjabi), English, French and German was discussed in the two day long event from 11-12 February, 2012.

The annual KLF was first launched in 2010 with a joint collaboration between British Council and Oxford University Press. The festival started with roughly 5,000 participants in 2010, but this year the number rose to a massive 15,000. (more…)

February 28, 2012 1 comment

Our City of Literature: Melbourne

State Library of Victoria in Melbourne
State Library of Victoria by animm on Flickr

Last month, my favourite city Dublin, was appointed the fourth UNESCO City of Literature. Dublin joins Edinburgh, Iowa City and my hometown Melbourne, in UNESCO’s growing creative cities network.

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August 2, 2010 12 comments

The end of Australian writing?

It may get less international attention than British or American literature, but Australian writing has a distinctive voice of its own.

According to the Australian government culture portal, language and literature in Australia have been influenced by “Aboriginal storytelling, convict tales and the desire by colonists to relate their experiences in a new country”

Australian publishers believe that local writing has flourished partly because of copyright laws which protect the local industry. Others complain that these laws mean books in Australia are expensive and that this discourages people from reading.

Australian authors fear that proposed changes to Australian copyright law will stop their books from being published in future. More from The Economist.

If you’re interested in reading more from Australian writers, take a look at the list of authors on this page, compiled by a book lover from Melbourne.

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