The Crowd of Turin

This is good news (Source: PTI)

“…… is now the turn of Italy, the land of wine and chocolates to fete India as guest country at its International Book Fair in May this year.

“Many Indian authors like Salman Rushdie, Arundhati Roy are very popular among the Italians, especially the younger generation for whom India has always been a radical alternative,” Ernesto Ferrero, Editorial Director of the Turin International told PTI

A total of 15 writers including Anita Desai, Anita Nair, widely appreciated in the West, and Vikas Swarup, the diplomat-writer whose novel inspired the Oscar winning film “Slumdog Millionaire” along with others such as Namita Devidayal, Prem Shankar Jha, Sudhir Kakar and Tarun Tejpal have confirmed their participation.

Click here to read the writeup on L’India at their official website

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PS: Meanwhile, more press coverage on the Jaipur Lit Fest here, here & here. Our earlier post on that event here