The Hindu Lit for Life 2014, in association with British Council, Chennai, will present Words Take the Stage, a book reading on January 9 at 7.00 p.m. at the British Council, 737, Anna Salai, Chennai 600002. Watch words come to life as theatre personalities perform dramatised readings from the five novels shortlisted for The Hindu Prize 2013.

Foreign (Sonora Jha) will be read by Tehzeeb Katari of The Madras Players. She is passionate about theatre and has had the privilege of working with many directors, in various plays, through the years.

Another Man’s Wife and Other Stories (Manjul Bajaj) will be read by Shaan Libby, an advocate of the High Court of Madras and a qualified barrister and arbitrator. She acted as a child in Elephant Man directed by Mithran Devanesan and, subsequently, in numerous productions in Chennai.

Roll of Honour (Amandeep Sandhu) will be read by Pravin Aiana. An architect and designer, Pravin has dabbled in theatre over the past 20 years and has been involved with poetry and rehearsed play readings at the British Council, the U.S.I.S. and the Max Mueller Bhavan, in Chennai. He has taught Yoga, and his interests include travel and photography.

The Illicit Happiness of Other People (Manu Joseph) will be read by Yohan Chacko, a dentist who moonlights as a musician, an actor and a dubbing artist, and still finds the time to pursue his love for adventure sports.

Vanity Bagh (Anees Salim) will be read by Gibran Osman. An actor from 2003, Gibran has been a video jockey and a journalist. He continues to act in plays and musicals, both in India and abroad.

The audience is requested to be seated by 6-45 p.m. Please bring Government-ID proof to be shown during registration at the entrance.

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