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P Valsala

P Valsala is a short story writer, novelist and activist from Kerala. She is a recipient of the Kerala Sahithya Akademi Award for her novel Nizhalurungunna Vazhikal (The Paths were shadows sleep).She is former chairperson of the Kerala Sahithya Akademi and was assosiated with PuKaSa. Her short stories include Pempi, Pazhaya Puthiya Nagaram, Anupamayude Kavalkaran, Aanavettakkaran, Unikkoran Chathopathiya, Annamaria Neridan, Karuttha Mazha Peyyunna Thazhvara, Mythiliyuda Makal, Ashokanum Ayalum, Chandalabhikshukiyum Marikkunna Pownamiyum, Suvarna Kadhakal and Gate Thurannittirikkunnu. Her novels include Vilaapam (The Cry), Aadhijalam (The Primeval Water), and Melppalam (The Flyover). She has won the Kumkumam award for Nellu, Muttathu Varkey award for her contribution to Malayalam literature, and C. V.Kunhiraman Memorial Sahithya award.

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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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