France guest-of-honour country for the International Kolkata Book Fair 2018
On the closing day of the International Kolkata Book Fair 2017, France was announced as the guest-of-honour country for the 2018 edition during a press-conference with Mr. Tridib Kr Chatterjee, Hony. General Secretary of Publishers & Booksellers Guild, organizer of the International Kolkata Book Fair, Mr. Sudhangshu Dey, President of the Guild, Dr. Bertrand de Hartingh, Cultural Counsellor of the Embassy of France and Director of Institut Français en Inde , Mr. Damien Syed, Consul General of France in Kolkata, and Mr. Stéphane Amalir, Director of Alliance française du Bengale.
This partnership with the Kolkata Book Fair will be part of the third edition of “Bonjour India”, a platform for Indo-French cooperation to be launched in November 2017.
The next Kolkata Book Fair will be inaugurated on 30th January 2018 and will be held from 31 January until 11 February 2018. Several French authors will take part in this event.
The Kolkata Literature Festival will be organized on 8, 9 and 10 February 2018.