In a recent press meet on Friday, Tridib Chatterjee, the General Secretary of the ‘Publishers and Book Sellers Guild’–the organizer of the 42nd International Bookfair in the Kolkata–informed that at least nine French authors will be attending this year’s Kolkata Literature Festival, a part of the fair.
Authors such as Jean Claude Perrier, Philippe Forest, Volodine, Christian Garcin, Gerard Meudal, Sabine Wespiser, Sebastian Ortiz, Katia Legeret, and Shumona Sinha have sent their confirmation over attending the fest.
The focal theme of The 42nd International Book fair is ‘France’. It is informed that the pavilion for the theme country is going to be bigger than the last one.
The fair is scheduled to be inaugurated on Jan 30 by the hon. CM Ms. Mamata Banerjee. The Kolkata Literary Festival will be held from 8-10th in February at the fairground. The Fair is scheduled to conclude on 11th of February.