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Qaisra Shahraz at Asia Pacific Writers & Translators – Bali 2017 Book Launch

Books Launched   The Concubine and the Slave-Catcher Qaisra Shahraz Published by HopeRoad Synopsis by Dr. Claire Chambers, author and editor of The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, University of York’ An old man in Manchester dreams of his previous life in Pakistan, but on returning there realises he is no longer sure where home is. Two married…




Qaisra Shahraz at Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2017

Country: United Kingdom/PakistanQaisra Shahraz is an award-winning British-Pakistani novelist and scriptwriter. She recently won the prestigious National Diversity Lifetime Achiever Award for Services to Literature, Education, Gender and Interfaith Activism. She was recognized as one of 100 influential Pakistani women in the Pakistan Power 100 list in 2012. Qaisra is an advisor to the Asia…




Qaisra Shahraz at Manchester Literature Festival

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Qaisra Shahraz at Manchester Literature Festival Hosted By Elizabeth Gaskell House

Event:  Manchester Literature Festival 11 October 2017 Date: Wed 11th Oct Time:  6.30pm – 9pm Venue: 84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester, M13 9LW Tel: 0161 273 2215 View Event Details Qaisra Shahraz ‘The Concubine and the Slave Catcher’ As part of the Manchester Literature Festival Elizabeth Gaskell’s House is proud to welcome prize-winning British-Pakistani author Qaisra Shahraz on 11…




Kerala Literature Festival, Calicut, India – 2017

    I was delighted to take part in Kerala Literature festival. I had a wonderful time! My hosts were terrific, I loved meeting international writers  as well as the local Malaylis and those from around India. I was warmly welcomed, looked after and honored including taking part in the inauguration and lighting of one…




Day 3 – University of Santo Tomas – APWT Conference 2015 – Manila

Visit to Santo Tomas museum. Visit to the museum of University of Santo Tomas. We had a fabulous time in visiting this museum on the university campus. We had a wonderful time looking at the artifacts in the university museum. Shown around by beautifully dressed young woman, students from the university. We watched three short Filipino…




Day 3 – De La Salle University – APWT Conference 2015 – Manila

It was a pleasure visiting this prestigious De La Salle University our 2nd host in the morning of Day 3. Like the University of Philippines they were fantastic hosts offering marvelous hospitality. Preliminary morning session with readings from the work of famous Filopino authors  by hosts and all standing up to the national anthem of the…




Day 2 – APWT Conference 2015 – Manila

Preliminary morning session with a keynote riveting speech-by Romesh Gunesekera ‘”Fiction: A Dangerous Art?” focusing on writing, role of writers, the ups and downs of a writing life and the world of publishing. Hugely riveting. Introduced by Chair of APWT Nury Vittachi. Panels and workshop – range of topics including on “Creating timeless verse”, “Pitching…




Day 1 – APWT Conference 2015 – Manila

The annual gathering of writers and translators from around the world took place in the University of the Philippines. A wonderful event with keynote speeches, panels, workshops, book launches and dinners and lots of opportunity to network for everyone. Lily Rose Tope was our perfect hostess from the preliminary session on Thursday till the farewell…