With Russia being the ”focus country” of the 44th International Kolkata Book Fair, four eminent writer-poets from the nation will be here to take part in a three-day literary meet, beginning on Thursday.
Eminent Russian author and book critic Galina Yuzefovich, during a session on the opening day, would talk about the “literary ties” that bind the two countries, Sujata Sen, the director of Kolkata Literature Festival (KLF), said.
There will be a second meeting involving writers Anna Goncharova and Natalya Volkova who will share their insights on modern-day fairy tales, she told reporters on Wednesday.
Congress leader and former diplomat Shashi Tharoor, who has several fiction and non-fiction titles to his credit, is scheduled to visit the city on the third and the last day of the meet to address a session – ”Disorder, darkness and the Tharoor Way” – Sen said.
Among others, sociologist Ashis Nandy, historian Aparna Vaidik and former CEO of Prasar Bharati, Jawhar Sircar, would also take part in debates and discussions at the three- day literary meet, she added.