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

    • 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??

  1. 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.

  2. 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’

    • 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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