Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Oxford Literary festival on, scarce Indian participation

The Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival is on from March 29 to April 5.

The Indian participation is limted to Aravind Adiga, last year's Man Booker-winner, who will discuss his novel The White Tiger.

Over 350 writers are in Christ Church to talk, debate, and discuss ideas at this year’s festival. Simon Schama, Ian McEwan, John Carey, AS Byatt, PD James, Robert Harris, the Orange prize-winner Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Niall Ferguson, Louis de Bernières, the biographers Richard Holmes and Michael Holroyd, Kate Adie, Howard Jacobson, David Starkey, Jenny Uglow, Andrew O'Hagan and Adam Phillips are just some of the authors who will be attending. With prices held at last year's levels, an inspiring programme for children throughout the week and a tempting selection of dinners, quizzes, films and other events, the festival provides a perfect spring break for book lovers.

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