DWL Lit Bites – Jan 29

One week till the biggest literary event hits Karachi and Twitter goes crazy (with cynicism). If you are in town, do drop by the Desi Writers Lounge stall and you might get to take part in some games and win exciting prizes! And now on with this week’s round up.

1. The creator of The Boy who Lived will be the recipient of the PEN America Literary Award “for her efforts to fight inequality and censorship.” For many who have interpreted the treatment of marginalized communities in the Muggles’ treatment of wizards and vice versa, this award could not have gone to a more deserving person.

2. I am of the belief that nothing reveals more about the everyday internal lives of authors than their letters to their friends and loved ones. The Paris Review collected the letters of celebrated Beatnik, William S. Burroughs. There is a delightful array from letters to his parents and to his good friend, Allen Ginsberg.

3. It is almost the end of January and I am still making reading resolutions. If you are the same then The Millions has your back where there is a reading resolution for every type of person.

So what are you reading these days, DWLers? Let is know in the comments or tweet us @desi_writers.

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