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'Books on the Beach' literature festival in November

Books on the Beach literature festival in November
Leading writers and thinkers from across India and abroad will participate in the inaugural edition of 'Books on the Beach', a literature festival to be held here in November.

The literature fest, organised by non-profit India Book Foundation under the guidance and patronage of former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor, MP, and supported by Kerala Tourism, will be held at Kovalam from November 10-12.

Besides serving as an annual platform for the best in Indian and world literature, Books on the Beach will over successive editions tap into the city s youthful energy and distinctive charm to promote it as a leading destination for culture and tourism, Tharoor and Dr Venu V, Principal Secretary, Department of Tourism, told reporters here today.

"Literature has real value. It appeals to a more discerning audience. The Hay Festival of literature and arts here a few years ago was a huge success", Tharoor said.

"It is time we established a durable institution that showcases Thiruvananthapuram and Kerala as a place of ideas and culture. But a lit-fest is not for visitors alone. It will also further energise the already vibrant reading culture in the state," Tharoor said.
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