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P.K. Parakkadavu

Prominent short story writer from Kerala. Real name is Ahmed. Parakkadavu used to work in Bahrain and UAE prior to his career in literature. Notable works are ‘Mounathinte Nilavili’, ‘Guruvum Njanum’, ‘Murivetta Vaakkukal’, ‘Idiminnalukalude Pranayam’, ‘Iratti Mittayikal’ . He was honoured with S K Pottekkatt Award, Fokhano Award, Vaikom Muhammed Basheer Memorial Award etc. His works were translated into Arabic, Hindi, and English among others.

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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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