At the bookfest this year

I had been closely following the edbookfest site and had even marked out the programmes and events I wished to attend. Unfortunately I missed the start date for booking tickets online by just one day and most of the events had been sold out. I still managed to attend a few. Here are the highlights from my visit to the fest.

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Missed his talk about Satanic Verses and the fatwa but made to his book signing event.

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That says it all šŸ™‚

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Margaret Atwood with Naomi Alderman and Valerie Martin

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Couldn’t get tickets to her talk on The Blind Assassin but attended her panel discussion on “Writing under the influence” šŸ™‚

 

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I splurged… a lot and got these books for Shantanu!

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We even made it to Julia Donaldson’s signing! šŸ™‚

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Shantanu was not too keen to taking a picture... so

Shantanu was not too keen to taking a picture… so

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12 thoughts on “At the bookfest this year

    1. Maddie Post author

      Oh yes!!! Maybe you can come next year to talk about Teatime for the firefly and perhaps your next book *cough* I don’t know how that works but that can be worked out I suppose šŸ™‚ Look into it, will you??

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  1. kismitoffeebar

    Hi Maddie!

    My first time here and boy, what a post to start with! šŸ™‚ I have never experienced this before. I wish I can attend one right away! Sigh.
    šŸ™‚ Digging up your archives.

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  2. Bindu

    Wow! We just had the Bangalore Literature Festival with Gulzar. Dalrymple, Shoba De, Ramachandra Guha… It is so much fun isn’t it?
    I just love Margaret Atwood, started reading her books a few months ago only, can you believe it? Current read is ‘Lady Oracle’

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    1. Maddie Post author

      Yes, I read about the fest in Bangalore. Glad to have a literary event in India, it would increase awareness and hopefully convert some people into book lovers šŸ™‚

      Margaret Atwood is brilliant. I read The Blind Assassin and The Handmaid’s Tale. Haven’t ventured into her sci-fi books yet. She is just as witty and charming as she sounds in her books šŸ™‚

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      1. Bindu

        A few of us friends and their friends have a closed group on FB where we discuss mostly, books, writing, authors etc. Sometimes, the discussions take off on a totally different and hilarious tangent

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