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M Mukundan

Writer known as the pioneer of modernity in Malayalam literature. He is also a diplomat and social activist. His magnum opus, ‘Mayyazhippuzhayude Theerangalil’ fetched him widespread critical and cultural acclaim. He has received many honours including Vayalar Award, Sahitya Akademi Award, Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award, Crossword Book Award and the Ezhuthachan Puraskaram. Mukundan had served as the president of Kerala Sahitya Akademi.

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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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