Delegates from McCall Smith to Gowhar Geelani to take part in MBIFL 2020
Kozhikode: Apart from diverse themes, the talented speakers and the lands they come from also make the third edition of Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters (MBIFL) to held in Thiruvananthapuram from January 31 to February 2 rich. Writers from Britain, Greece and Spain will be present at the festival along with leading journalists in India.
British writer Alexander McCall Smith will be the most prominent speaker at the festival this year. His book ‘The Number One Ladies Detective Agencies’ was globally acclaimed. He will be present at the event from the first day onwards.
Mexican writer Juan Pablo Villalobos who is permanently settled in Spain, Panos Karnezis from Greece, Shehan Karunatilaka from Sri Lanka and Casey Bailey from London also will be part of the literary festival.
Magsaysay Award winner and NDTV Managing Editor Raveesh Kumar, writer and journalist Rajdeep Sardesai, Raj Kamal Jha and Kashmiri journalist Gowhar Geelani will take part in heated debate and discussions representing the media world.
Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar, who belongs to Santhal tribal community and is the author of the first Santhal novel in English, and Tony Joseph, the author of ‘Early Indians’ are among the delegates of MBIFL.
Entry to the festival can be secured through Delegate passes. Pass for one day will be Rs 250 and for the entire four days will be Rs 800. For students, the delegate pass will be Rs 150 for a day and Rs.500 for full duration of the festival.
For more details: www.mbifl.com