The Pulitzer winner for Fiction 2018 Andrew Sean Greer, mythology expert and author Devdutt Pattanaik, historian Ramchandra Guha, actor Naseeruddin Shah will be among the personalities addressing the 10th Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival to be held from January 18 to 20.
The list of 16 speakers would also include historian and biographer Rajmohan Gandhi, writer and parliamentarian Shashi Tharoor, columnist and novelist Shobhaa De and journalist Seema Goswami, the AKLF said in a statement Saturday.
The festival will have sections like New Writers - Competition to identify and promote budding writers, Women's Writing, Children's Lit Fest featuring leading children writers, literary quizzes, interactive sessions and storytelling and Poetry Caf to showcase classic and new poetry collections, poets and prose writers.
The AKLF 2019 will focus on health, current affairs, women's issues and children's literature among other themes, Director of Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival (AKLF), Maina Bhagat said in the release. Since 2010, the festival has presented live theatre performances, heritage walks, street theatre, eclectic live musical performances, film screenings and literary sessions, she said.
(With inputs from agencies.)