GUWAHATI, Oct 26 - Internationally acclaimed author Arup Kumar Dutta has been invited to be a member of the Indian authors� delegation to participate in the Feria Internacional del Libro (FIL), or the Guadalajara International Book Fair of Mexico, to be held from November 30 to December 8.
This is the biggest book fair in North and South Americas and second biggest in the world after the Frankfurt Book Fair. The FIL includes programmes where authors from all continents and languages participate and academic discussions on the major issues of our times are held.
Each year the FIL has a Guest of Honor country. India has been chosen to be the Guest of Honor country in the 33rd edition of the festival in 2019. While the Indian authors� delegation will engage in discussions and presentations, and Indian publishing houses led by National Book Trust showcase Indian books, the fair would exhibit ancient and rare manuscripts from the country, Indian handicrafts and paintings by artists. There will also be cultural programmes as well as a festival of Indian films, food festival and street shows at various venues across Guadalajara.
Apart from being involved in panel discussions and other activities, Dutta will have a one-to-one session with eminent Mexican author Jose Gordon on the topic �Cross Media Narratives: Creativity, Connectivity and Communication� to be moderated by author Advaita Kala. In the past Dutta had represented India in other international literary festivals such as the Ubud (Bali) Literary Festival and the Asian Festival of Children�s Content annually held in Singapore.