Indian writers Chandrahas Choudhury, Annie Zaidi and Sudeep Sen join forces with Australian authors Michelle de Kretser, Benjamin Law and Kirsty Murray to form a roving writer’s festival, traversing southern India by train. The Bangalore Literature Festival welcomes the Bookwallah tour to Bangalore to present a mini writers’ festival over two nights, as a preview to the festival. The event will begin on November 9 with a session by Chandrahas Chaudhury, the author of Arzee The Dwarf on “Ten Ways The Novel Can Change Your Life” at 6 p.m. This will be followed by a discussion by Sudeep Sen on The New Poetry: The Harper Collins Book Of English Poetry at 7 p.m.
On November 10, at 6 p.m. attend a session titled “Modern Love Part 1: Connection And Isolation” with female authors Shinie Antony, Michelle de Kretser and Annie Zaidi who will participate in a discussion on love, loneliness, connection and competition in modern love with Abhijit Bhaduri. And at 7 p.m. attend “Modern Love Part 2: Thinking Queer, Writing Literature” with authors Benjamin Law and Minal Hajratwala in conversation with Danish Sheikh. Join the discussion on the issue of homosexuality and its many ramifications on people and in literature. The events will be held at the auditorium, Bangalore International Centre, TERI Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage.