LLF London 2016


The first edition of the ticketed Lahore Literary Festival in London (#LLFLondon) was sold out and took place on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at the BP Lecture Theatre of the British Museum.

“After the successful debut of LLF’s New York edition in May and the success of the fourth edition of the annual festival in Lahore in February, we are delighted to be presenting an exciting program featuring some of Pakistan’s finest along with writers and opinion-makers from Britain, India, and Turkey at the festival’s London debut this month,” said Razi Ahmed, LLF’s founder and CEO.

LLF London* | Oct. 29, 2016 | BP Lecture Theatre, British Museum

Registration and opening remarks
9 a.m.

The Politics of Fiction
Elif Safak with Razia Iqbal
10 – 11

Kashmir: reportage, politics and fiction
Andrew Whitehead, Farooq Bajwa, and Mirza Waheed with Alex von Tunzelmann
11:10 – 12:10 p.m.

Kipling: Literary Legacy and Lahore
Andrew Lycett with F. S. Aijazuddin
12:15 – 1

Lunch break

Situation Stardust
Pakistani artist Faiza Butt in conversation with Dr. Amin Jaffer
2 – 2:45

Back to the Blackboard
Transforming education and Pakistan’s state schools
Seema Aziz with Peter Oborne
2:45 – 3:15

Dateline Pakistan
Geopolitics, internal security, and the weight of the world
Dr. Robin Niblett, Hina Rabbani Khar, and David Lyon with Lyse Doucet
3:20 – 4:20

The Fourth Wall
Escapism, pop culture and reshaping cultural narratives
Naiza Khan and Sarmad Khoosat with Fifi Haroon
4:30 – 5:30

Love Trumps Hate?
The evolution of how others see Islam
Ziauddin Sardar and Nesrine Malik
5:40 – 6:30

Back to the Future
Literature across boundaries and the nation-state
Aamer Hussein, Ahsan Akbar, and Ruth Padel with Ananya Jahanara Kabir
6:30 – 7:15

And Now, Mr. Zia Mohyeddin
Readings, in Urdu and English, from Iqbal, Faiz, and Taufiq Rafat
7:20 – 8:20

*LLF reserves the right to changes in the program at its discretion.