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04
Feb 2017

An Interview with Debojyoti Mishra: Performance Poetry

Debojyoti Mishra is a Kolkata-based music composer who shot to fame with his minimalist compositions in movies like Raincoat, Chokher Bali, Bariwali and Arekti Premer Golpo. He also happens to take a keen interest in painting. You had started off with advertising music and then moved on to other spheres initially with the production house, […]

03
Feb 2017

An Interview with Scotland’s Crime Writers Jenny Brown, Lin Anderson and Doug Johnstone: Bloody Scotland in India

Jenny Brown was previously the Head of Literature at the Scottish Arts Council, and the first Director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival. She was one of the primary forces behind the designation of Edinburgh as the UNESCO City of Literature. She is also the Chair of the Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Festival, promoting new […]

03
Feb 2017

An Interview with Sumita Mukherjee, the STEM factor in children’s literature: Flying Words to Pages

Sumita Mukherjee is a NASA STEM certified leader and children’s book author, her books being centred around mysteries and adventures in the form of Keiko and Kenzo’s Travels. Her series of STEAM books have also proved to be hugely popular. Here’s what she had to say. What inspired you to take up the propagation of […]

02
Feb 2017

An Interview with Khaled AlKhamissi: A brief ‘Taxi’ Ride through the streets of Egypt

Khaled Al Khamissi is an Egyptian novelist, columnist, lecturer, writer and cultural activist. He shot to fame with his insightful fiction novels Taxi and Noah’s Arch and his nonfiction novel 2011.  He is now the Chairman of the Cairo Greater Public Library. Have you always known that you want to be a writer? Did something, […]

02
Feb 2017

An Interview with Manabi Bandopadhyay: What do I do with my Sexuality?

Manabi Bandopadhyay is the first transgender college Principal in India, currently working in Krishnanagar Women’s College in the Nadia district. This blogger had the privilege of meeting her at the 4th Kolkata Literature Festival, 2017 and this is what she had to convey. Recently, a transgender person was refused treatment at a Kolkata hospital for […]

02
Feb 2017

An Interview with Jenny Brown: Accessing Literatures Through Translation

Jenny Brown was previously the Head of Literature at the Scottish Arts Council, and the first Director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival. She was one of the primary forces behind the designation of Edinburgh as the UNESCO City of Literature. She is also the Chair of the Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Festival, promoting new authors […]

The Curtain Raiser of #KLF17 – The Imitation Fame

The Curtain Raiser of the 4th Kolkata Literature Festival at the 41st International Kolkata Book Fair witnessed the presence of Bollywood’s own Chuck Norris, the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 62nd Jio Filmfare Awards 2017, the man who rose from the ashes of mediocrity and societal pressure to become the watchword of […]