Celebrating its fifth edition earlier this year in Lahore, the LLF has firmly established itself as one of Pakistan’s premier cultural events. And for the second year in a row, the literary festival will be travelling to New York City, giving American audiences the opportunity to engage with Pakistani arts, popular culture, and politics. The LLF will be held at the Asia Society on May 6 and participants include novelist Mohammed Hanif; MacArthur fellow and contemporary artist Shahzia Sikander; Pulitzer-prize winning composer Du Yun; former Viacom CEO Tom Freston; New York Times literary critic Dwight Garner; Metropolitan Museum of Art curator Navina Najat Haider; Pulitzer-prize winning author Siddhartha Mukherjee; and journalist and foreign policy author Ahmed Rashid.