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T D Ramakrishnan

Novelist and translator. Author of two best selling Malayalam novels, ‘Francis Itty Cora’ and ‘Sugandi Enna Andal Devanayaki’. Worked for Indian Railways. Retired from service as Southern Railway Chief Controller to focus on literature. Ramakrishnan was heavily influenced by Tamil literature and he also introduced Tamil literature to Kerala through his translations. Other well-known works are ‘Alpha’, ‘Hmm’ etc. He was honoured with Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award and Vayalar 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 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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