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Literary fest in Bangalore

Published: 23rd October 2012 09:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd October 2012 09:46 AM   |  A+A-

Bangalore International Centre in association with Bangalore Literature festival and Asia like is proud to welcome the Bookwallah tour to Bangalore. Indian writers Chandrahas Choudhury , Annie Zaidi and Sudeep Sen join forces with Australian authors Michelle De Krester, Benjamin Law and Kristy Murray to form a roving writers' festival, traversing southern India by train.

Throughout November they are presenting public events, and seeking out stories, conversations and connections along the way. They are accompanied by unusual luggage: exquisite hand-made suitcases that transform into book cases, creating a portable library/art installing featuring hundreds of new Australian books. The Bookwallah tour stops in Bangalore to present mini-writers-festival over two nights, as a part of Bangalore literature Festival (pre-events). With its first edition from December 7 to 9  at the Jayamahal Palace, the Bangalore Literature festive aspires to bring the best of literary minds to our city and engage them in conversation in an inspiring atmosphere.

About the participants: Chandrahas Choudhury is a novelist and literary critic based in Delhi. He is the author of the novel Arzee the Dwarf. Sudeep Sen is one of the finest younger English-language poets in the international literary scene. Sen's books include Postmarked India: New & Selected Poems. Distracted Geographies, Prayer Flag and Rain.

 



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