Three major Pakistani writers and a Chinese author who has achieved global celebrity with her take on socialism are among the literary stars set to attend the third Kovalam Literary Festival in Thiruvananthapuram Oct 1-3.
China's Lijia Zhang, who is making her first appearance in India, is the author of the best selling 'Socialism Is Great'. A regular speaker at major literary festivals, Lijia was also a participant of the writer-in-residence programme at Switzerland's Chateau Lagviny.
The festival will also feature a reading by Deborah Baker-Ghosh from her forthcoming book on Islam and Pakistan.
Baker-Ghosh, wife of writer Amitav Ghosh, will read from her The Convert: A Parable of Islam and America, which will be released next year in India by Penguin.
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