Imagine this, if you can. This is your first international festival, nay, your first festival period. And your first book launch at any festival and you find yourself at a police station in Karachi, with the moderator Arshia Sattar, while you should be on a podium launching your book. After we huffed and puffed and blew right through the frazzled organiser, we managed to launch the novel in the space of fifteen minutes. The wonderful Zakia Sarwar moderated it and compared me Virgina Woolfe at one point, which has, of course, become THE high point of my career. Enjoy!