60 writers from across the globe to participate in 5th KLF
KOLKATA: The 5th Kolkata Literature Festival (KLF), scheduled to be held from February 8 to 10 at Central Park in Salt Lake, will witness the participation of as many as 60 writers from different countries across the globe.
"The KLF has been recognised as one of the greatest literature festivals in the country and its uniqueness lies in the fact that writers get the opportunity to interact with a huge number of readers. There will be as many as 60 writers from across the world, who will visit the Book Fair venue for the KLF," said Sujata Sen, director of KLF.
It may be mentioned that as many as 10 writers will come from France, which is the theme country in the Kolkata International Book Fair (KIBF). The writers include Volodine, Christian Garcin, Gerald Meudal, Jean Claude Perrier, Katia Legeret, Phillipe Forest, Sabine Wespieser, Sebastian Ortiz and Shumona Sinha.
A delegation of crime writers from Scotland will be present at the KLF. These writers have been associated with the famous literature festival titled "Bloody Scotland." There will be authors from the US, Spain, Russia and Bangladesh.
"We will be hosting 20 sessions where Indian, Bengali and International writers will come together to talk about the influence of literature in their respective countries. The programme will conclude with a cultural function as literature is closely linked with culture," a senior official associated with KIBF said.
For the first time ever in the history of KLF, 20 directors associated with organising literature festivals across the country will turn up and share their experiences on January 7. Former Union Finance minister P Chidambaram will release his book Fearless in Opposition during the festival.