Poetry, history, culture, travel, food, immigration – these are just some of the varied themes brought into focus at the Lahore Literary Festival 2017. This year, the festival celebrated its 5th edition, and firmly established itself as one of the most celebrated events on Lahore’s cultural calendar, one that champions writing and artistic expression from Pakistan and abroad.

Mira Sethi and Asma Chishty
Aitezaz Ahsan
Salima Hashmi
Nuscie Jamil
Iqbal Z Ahmed
Waqas Khan and Mira Hashmi
Aisha Khalid and Imran Qureshi
Quddus Mirza
Zahra Hidayatullah
Dwight Garner and Mohsin Hamid

Momina Aijazuddin
Qudsia Rahim
Michael Palin
Stefan Winkler
Nayyar Ali Dada
Syed Babar Ali
Hameed Haroon
Bethany Wratislaw
Molly Crabapple

Margaret MacMillan, Katie Hickman, Anita Anand and Alex von Tunzelmann
Dwight Garner, Teju Cole, Daniyal Mueenuddin, Gillian Slovo and Eka Kurniawan
William Dalrymple and Ayesha Jalal
Mohsin Hamid and Zahra Khan
Sara Shahid
Shahid Akbar
F S Aijazuddin
Kelsey Hoppe