Thiruvananthapuram: The second edition of Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters (MBIFL-2019) to be held at Kanakakkunnu here will be a confluence of international authors and literature.

It will be a bliss for the Malayalis, who admire Gabriel García Márquez, to meet the renowned Latin American writer Dr. Carlos Fonseca who hails from the same land of magical realism.

The readers perceive Argentinean author Ariana Harwicz as a writer who reflects the line of Virginia Woolf and Sylvia Plath. As a writer who breaks all conventionalities, the Keralites may be curious to meet her.

Patricio Pron, another Argentinean author, also have many stories from Latin America to share with the audience. He is the author of five story collections and seven novels translated in more than ten languages.

Indian-English author Namita Devidayal arrives with the literature intertwined with music. She has attained popularity among the music lovers with her first book ‘The Music Room’. She is coming to the MBIFL 2019 with her book penned on the Sitar maestro Vilayat Khan.

Another Indian English author Karthika Nair, who penned ‘Until the Lions: Echoes from the Mahabharata’, has her screenplay writing experiences to share at the festival of letters venue.

Author Sohaila Abdulali was gang raped as a child in Mumbai and her book ‘What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape’ was widely discussed for its depiction of burning self-experience.

Host a Writer

Writers are also travellers. The life experiences from different places always become the fuel for writing. Considering this, Mathrubhumi is introducing a unique concept called ‘Host a Writer’ at the festival of letters this year. According to the concept, interested people can accommodate a writer in their house.

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