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Twenty-five Eminent Spanish Authors to make their presence at the 46th International Kolkata Book Fair 2023


News Desk, News Nation 360: The second announcement Press conference of the 46th International Kolkata Book Fair 2023 was held at the residence of the Embassy of Spain, H.E. Mr José María Ridao Domínguez, Ambassador of Spain in India on Tuesday, 3rd January at New Delhi in the esteemed presence of Sudhangshu Sekhar Dey, President, Guild and Tridib Kr. Chatterjee, Honorary General Secretary, Guild. This Press conference was held to make certain additional announcements based on Spain’s participation in this 46th edition. In 2022, the International Kolkata Book Fair attracted 2.2 million book enthusiasts and broke all previous sales records by selling books worth Rs 23 crore. On all fair days, like every year, a lucky draw will be conducted, and 15 winners will receive book gift vouchers worth Rs 1500 each for 13 days. Additionally, in order to promote the habit of reading books, the Guild will once again sponsor Book Gift Coupons worth Rs. 25000 each for a significant number of bumper lottery winners who will

buy books at the book fair. Like other years, the 46th International Kolkata Book Fair will pay homage to our departed stalwarts in literature and other fields in 2022. There will be separate pavilions for each of the international publishing industry players, including Penguin Random House India, Harper Collins, Pan Macmillan, Rupa, Bloomsbury and others. Thailand will be participating for the first time in the International Kolkata Book Fair. The Theme Country- Spain Day will be celebrated on 31 January 2023, and Children's Day will be celebrated on 5 February 2023. This year, twenty-five eminent Spanish authors will be present at the book fair such as Eva Baltasar, David Trueba, Agustín Fernández Mayo, Luis García Montero, Jordi Gracia, Jesús Aguado, Anna Caballé and Paula Ortiz, who will also present their film “La Novia”, based on the work “Bodas de Sangre”, by Federico García Lorca. The official program of the International Kolkata Book Fair includes dialogues and round tables between Spanish and Indian authors, as well as between publishers from both countries. For the first time, rare punthis and manuscripts of Bengal will be exhibited in a pavilion in collaboration with the Asiatic Society. The KLF 2023 will have the presence of eminent literary personalities and celebrities from India and abroad who will join in different interactive sessions. KLF will also have music and dance performance.

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Report : Anustup Kundu

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