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M Leelavathy

Leelavathy is a writer, literary critic and educationist who started her career as a teacher and retired as a principal. Her contributions to literature are widely acknowledged. She is a prominent contemporary critic who has won many awards and honours, chief among them being Kerala Sahithya Akademi Award, Kendra Sahithya Akademi Award, Vayalar Award, and Padma Shri Award. Her notable works are ‘Varnaraji’, ‘Kavithadhwani’, ‘Appuvinte Anveshanam’ 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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