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C V Balakrishnan

Indian writer, film critic and scriptwriter. Worked as a teacher and freelance journalist. His notable works are based on the emotional issues related to sexual politics, marginalised communities etc. He was honoured with Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award, Kerala State Film Award, Padmaprabha Literary Award, and Muttathu Varkey Award. His famous works include ‘Ayussinte Pusthakam’, ‘Disa’, ‘Kamamohitham’, ‘Atmavinu Sariyennu Thonnunna Karyangal’, ‘Vellivelichathil’ etc.

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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 2020. The fair which will be held from 6th-16th february 2020 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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