Bangalore Literature Festival to be held on December 5-6


Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF), the flagship literary event on the cultural calendar in the city, will be held from December 5 to 6.The fest will bring together nearly a hundred renowned persons from the world of literature, in various languages, both from India and abroad, author and BLF co-founder Vikram Sampath said.

Issues such as intolerance and return of awards by writers and artists are expected to find a resonance at the meet.

This fest will feature an eclectic range of authors and speakers, including Javed Akhtar, MJ Akbar, Devdutt Pattanaik and Sambit Patra among others, he said. The international participants would include Haroon Khalid and Anam Zakaria (Pakistan), Stephen Kopetzky (Germany), Joao Tordo (Portugal), Emily Holleman (USA), Anne-Marie Kenessey (Switzerland), Giles Hazelgrove (UK), Neal Hall (USA) and Per Bloch (Denmark), another BLF Co-Founder Shinie Antony said.

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