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7th Karachi literature extravaganza gets off the ground

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Karachi: Friday morning was a real balmy, sunny one with the gentle Arabian Sea breeze cutting through the palm fronts and a galaxy of celebrities streaming into the venue, the seaside Beach Luxury Hotel with its well-manicured, lush lawns. Thus began the seventh Karachi Literature Festival (KLF), sponsored by the Oxford University Press and co-sponsored […]

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On its seventh leg of journey, KLF to award Urdu fiction, non-fiction works

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KARACHI: In its seventh year, the Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) will be recognising Urdu fiction and non-fiction works for the first time. Festival co-founder Ameena Saiyid of the Oxford University Press announced at a press conference at Arts Council on Tuesday that this is the first time they will be handing out an Urdu fiction […]

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Islamabad Literature Festival coming to town

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ISLAMABAD: Over a 100 writers and academics from Pakistan and abroad will be participating in the second Islamabad Literature Festival (ILF), scheduled to begin on April 25. Announcing the highlights of the programme for the three-day eventat a press conference on Tuesday, Oxford University Press (OUP) Managing Director Ameena Saiyid said 110 Pakistani and eight […]

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Pirated copies of OUP books seized from two booksellers in Quetta

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In a landmark move, successful raids were conducted on two booksellers, Mr Books situated on Gulistan Road and Najeebullah Book Depot located on Archar Road, for allegedly selling pirated copies of Oxford University Press (OUP) textbooks. With the assistance of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), around 4,000 pirated copies of Oxford textbooks were seized during […]

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Pirated books seized from printing press

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Karachi: Around 142 pirated copies of Oxford University Press textbooks were seized in a raid on a printing press in Gulistan-e-Jauhar on Thursday. The confiscated textbook series included New Countdown, New Oxford Social Studies for Pakistan, New Oxford Primary Science, Oxford History for Pakistan, Nardban-e-Urdu and New Oxford Modern English. The raid, conducted on Mahmood […]

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Journey through Pakistan launched

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KARACHI: “Pakistan has eight out of 10 of the tallest peaks of the world. Four mountain ranges converge here. We have un-spoilt beaches, deserts, plains, rivers with the biggest one, the Indus, passing through the entire country,” said seasoned journalist Asif Noorani at the launch of travelogue Journey through Pakistan, a coffee table book published […]

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Literature for the people


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When I attended the first Islamabad Literature Festival a few days ago, I felt nostalgic. It reminded me of the autumn book fares and seminars we had in Oslo when I was a young editor with the Norwegian Universities Press. I wish we could have done as well as Oxford University Press did with its […]

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‘Some people want to silent forces of democracy’

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Islamabad Literature Festival launched ISLAMABAD: As we celebrate democracy moving forward, there are forces and there are people who want to silent the forces of democracy, European Union Ambassador Lars-Gunnar Wigemark said on Tuesday. The envoy expressed these views while addressing the inaugural session of the Islamabad Literature Festival (ILF). Speaking on the occasion, he […]

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Oxford University Press to hold first Islamabad Literature Festival

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ISLAMABAD: “Encouraged by the remarkable success of the Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) over the past four years, Oxford University Press is glad to announce the 1st Islamabad Literature Festival – ILF which will be held on April 30th to May 1st, 2013.” This announcement was made by Ameena Saiyid OBE, Managing Director, Oxford University Press […]

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Literature festival in Karachi

Some of the sheen has been taken off the Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) due to circumstances beyond its control. A rash of cancellations from Indian participants has left the festival, now in its fourth year, without some of its biggest draws. Author Shobhaa De, who was also at the KLF last year, said she could […]

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