Nadeem Aslam writes about a Pakistani who has moved to the UK in Maps for Lost Lovers: “Compared with England, Pakistan is a poor and humble country but she aches for it, because to be thirsty is to crave a glass of simple water and no amount of rich buttermilk will do.”

In celebration of Pakistan's 70th birthday the Karachi Literature Festival will be held not only in Karachi, but also in London in partnership with Bloombsbury Pakistan on 20 May at the Southbank Centre, in collaboration with the Alchemy Festival. #KLFLondon