Friday, September 23, 2011

Kovalam Lit Fest to have Delhi stopover

The famed Kovalam Literary Festival (KLF) of Kerala will have a one-day stopover in Delhi on September 29, the first time outside Kerala.

The Delhi leg, scheduled to be held at the India International Centre (IIC) here, will be followed by the two-day main event, now in its fourth year, on October 1 and 2.

Pakistani and Israeli writers will join Indian literary stalwarts for the Delhi leg.

"The KLF has now moved to the national stage and is now firmly established as India's second biggest literary festival. Our brand equity has also improved considerably over the last four years and that is the reason why the support to the event is growing,’’ KLF founder-director Binoo John said.

Two of Israel’s best known literary figures, short story writer Savyon Liebrecht and playwright Motti Lerner will be taking part in the Delhi event. Another highlight of the festival will be the presence of Pakistani writer Mohammed Hanif, the author of "A Case of Exploding Mangoes", who will be reading for the Delhi book lovers from his new novel, "Our Lady of Alice Bhatti". He will also be in conversation with Indian author Manu Joseph.

Full report here Netindian

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