The 2018 Fairway Galle Literary Festival is delighted to welcome author Laaleen Sukhera.

2018 FGLF Participant - Author Laaleen Sukhera

Laaleen Sukhera is a Pakistani journalist and media professional whose latest project, Austenistan, a Jane Austen inspired anthology set in Pakistani society, will be published by Bloomsbury.

2018 FGLF Participant Book - Austenistan

She is the founder of the Jane Austen Society of Pakistan and is a professional advisor at the Jane Austen Literacy Foundation, founded by Ms Austen’s fifth great-niece, as well as Chair of JALF’s Pakistan Chapter.

Laaleen speaks regularly on women’s issues and anything with an Austen theme. In an Economist interview, Sukhera noted “Austen resonates with us because Regency England is so much like today’s Pakistan.”


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