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NS Madhavan

N S Madhavan is a leading writer in Malayalam who writes short stories, novels, football coloumns and travel articles. His works in short fiction include Corpses of Chulaimed, Higuita, Blue Pencil, Stories about Names and The Cry. He has won the Odakkuzhal Award(1994) and the Sahithya Akademi Award(2013). He has won the Katha Prize series(Delhi) for Malayalam four times. His novel, Lanthan Batheriyile Luthiniyakal came out in 2003. Its English translation, Litanies of Dutch Battery, won the Crossword Award for Best Indian Fiction in translation. One of his books, When Big Trees Fall was made into a film in Hindi called Kaya Taran by Sasi Kumar in 2004.

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Kerala, the most literate Indian state where reading is in the blood of common man and freedom of expression is sacrosanct, is at the forefront of nurturing a literary eco system that transcends beyond boundaries. Today, the Government of Kerala takes a leap and brings together literary lovers across the globe through an international platform – International Book Fair 2019. The fair which will be held from 8th -17th february 2019 at the Marine Drive grounds, Kochi, Kerala, will be a one of kind platform for international, national and local publishers who wish to reach out to the most well informed audiences with a rich literary lineage.


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