Prime Minister Pinalai Vijayan will host the 6th Kerala Literature Festival on Thursday at 5.30pm at Kojikod Beach.
Ravi Dee Cee, the festival’s chief facilitator, told reporters here on Tuesday that about 500 speakers will attend 248 events, and the festival, which takes place after a two-year pandemic hiatus, will focus on literature and the arts. He said there would be discussions beyond
The festival is held in six venues spread across the northern beach from Lions Park to Freedom Square, named respectively Toolika, Mango, Ezhuthola, Aksharam, Vakku and Katha. Speakers from 12 countries include Nobel Prize winners, Booker Prize winners, senior politicians, historians, journalists, film and theater personalities, performers, artists, diplomats and prominent literary figures.
The final list of speakers includes Tamil Nadu Finance Minister Paranivel Thiagarajan, Booker Prize winners Shehan Karnatilaka and Arundhati Roy, International Booker Prize winner Geetanjali Shree, Nobel Prize winners Ada Yonas and Abhijit Banerjee, and the United States. Indologist Wendy Doniger, actor/politician Kamal Haasan, and advertising guru. Piyush Pandey, Japanese author Yoko Ogawa, journalists P. Sainath, Sagarika Ghose, and Barkha Dutt, historians Ramachandra Guha, William Darymple, Yuval Noah Harari, and Manu S. Pillai, pop singers Remo Fernandes and Usha Uthup , actor Prakash Raj, politician Kapil Sibal, Monk Gaur Gopal Das, entrepreneur Kris Gopalakrishnan, economist Sanjeev Sanyal, authors Jeffrey Archer, Francesc Miralles, Shobhaa De, Tushar Gandhi, MT Vasudevan Nair, M. Mukundan, KR Meera , T. Padmanabhan, Jerry Pinto, Shashi Tharoor, Aanchal Malhotra, Benyamin, and Sudha Murthy.
Ravi Dee Cee said the discussion will cover all important books published in the last three years in Malayalam and English from prominent publishers. Kannada is an Indian language that is gaining attention this year. As part of the festival, movies are screened on the beach.
Former MLA A. Pradeep Kumar, chairman of the organizing committee, said the festival will be held according to environmentally friendly protocols and the literary festival will be important in Kozhikode’s achievement of UNESCO’s ‘City of Literature’ status. said to have played a role.