Imagine the world
Hay Festival Dhaka takes place 20–22 November 2014 in the historic grounds of the Bangla Academy in Dhaka.
Now in its fourth year, Hay Festival Dhaka has grown to span three full days. Taking inspiration from Bangladesh's great literary tradition while broadening its scope, writers from the region and further afield engage with the vibrant, argumentative and politically savvy audience. 2014 will see some of the world’s leading thinkers and writers at this fresh, energetic festival.
The interconnectivity of words and images and fresh forms of expression were some of the themes in 2013. The programme included local and international authors, writers, graphic artists and activists including Hasan Azizul Huq, Syed Shamsul Haq, Eliot Weinberger, Nadeem Aslam, Syed Manzoorul Islam, Rosie Boycott, Romesh Gunesekera, Mario Bellatin, Aamer Hussein, Tahmima Anam, Peter Pannke, K Anis Ahmed, Florence Noiville, SJ Harris, Sarnath Banerjee, Rahul Bose, Karrie Fransman, Tishani Doshi, Arundhathi Subramanium, William Sieghart, Prajwal Parajuly, Shaheen Akhtar, Rimi Chatterjee, David Shook and Ned Beauman.