Four-day literary extravaganza to take place in Kolkata
To celebrate the literary, cultural and intellectual spirit of the City of Books, the ninth edition of Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival is scheduled to be held this January.
Starting from January 11, AKLF as always, will heralds the lit fest season in the country. Held for the second year in the scenic environs of the heritage St Paul's Cathedral, it is the only Festival to have emerged from a bookstore - the iconic Oxford Bookstore. The four-day literary extravaganza is spread across city's heritage sites like Indian Museum, Harrington Street Art Centre and Goethe Institut and Tollygunge Club apart from St Paul's Cathedral Lawns. It will be open from 10 am until 9 pm.
Among the renowned personalities, Mira Nair, Ashis Nandy, Basharat Peer, Vishal Bhardwaj, Soumitra Chatterjee, Nayantara Sahgal, Shobhaa De, Rashmi Bansal, , Aparna Sen, Salil Tripathi, and others will be attending the 2018 edition.
Since its inception in 2010, AKLF has hosted delegates and cultural ambassadors from numerous countries across the globe, as well as highlighted global culture and concerns along with Indian perspectives. The ninth edition of the festival is poised to scale new heights with an outstanding and meticulously curated programme, bringing the world – and the nation – to Kolkata. The participation represents writers from across the globe - from the UK, Australia, Scotland, France, Germany, Spain and other regions, and includes award-winning authors, eminent filmmakers, and poets. Especially curated events for adults and children will be worth witnessing.