We cordially invite you to a book reading and discussion with author Shaheen Akhtar on Friday, August 18th 2022. The event will take place in lecture hall 010.01.05 at 4.15.
Shaheen Akhtar is a notable Bangladeshi writer who won the “Prothom Alo
Best Book Award“ in 2004 for her novel Talaash, which was translated by
Ella Dutta into English as The Search and published by Zubaan in 2011.
For her literary contributions, Shaheen has received the prestigious “Bangla
Academy Award” (2015). In 2020 she has won the 3rd Asian Literature
Award. She writes both novels and short stories. Shaheen’s works have
been translated into English, German, and Korean.
Shaheen Akhtar will be present for a reading from her works and a discussion
that will include aspects of translation of novels and short story from
Bangla into English and German.