Writers, etc.: Vikas Swarup in conversation with Advaita Kala, 8 November 2013 [fr]
The Embassy of France in India, Institut Français en Inde and Alliance Française de Delhi have the pleasure of hosting the November edition of “Writers, etc.”
The 25th session will see bestselling author Vikas Swarup in conversation with award-winning scriptwriter Advaita Kala
Writers, Etc. is a cultural event jointly organised by the Book Office of the Embassy of France in India, Institut Français en Inde and the Alliance Française de Delhi. This monthly rendezvous is a platform for literature, a space where the written word gets primacy, where literary ideas and their practitioners can genuinely interact with each other and the general public.
Date and time: Friday, 8th November 2013 at 6.30 pm
Venue: M.L. Bhartia Auditorium
Alliance Française de Delhi
72, Lodi Estate, New Delhi 110003.
Diplomat and author Vikas Swarup was born in Allahabad (India) in a family of lawyers. After graduating from Allahabad University with distinction, he joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1986. He has served in Indian missions in Ankara, Washington DC, Addis Ababa, London, Pretoria, and was till recently Consul General of India in Osaka-Kobe, Japan. He is the author of three novels: Q&A, which was filmed as the Oscar-winning “Slumdog Millionaire”, Six Suspects and The Accidental Apprentice. His books have been translated into more than 40 languages. He has been conferred the degree of Doctor of Literature & Philosophy (honoris causa) by the University of South Africa (UNISA), the largest university in South Africa and one of the largest distance education institutions in the world. He has participated in several international literary festivals and served on the jury of the Cairo International Film Festival and the Man Asian Literary Prize. He has also written for TIME, Newsweek, The Guardian (UK), The Telegraph (UK), Outlook magazine (India), DNA (India) and Liberation (France). He is married to Aparna, an artist.
Advaita Kala is the author of the bestselling novel, Almost Single. Almost Single has been published in the United States under the Bantam Discovery Program as well as in France by Editions Marabout. She is an award-winning screen writer (“Kahaani”) and is a columnist for Mail Today newspaper. She also writes a popular food column called EPICURIOSITY for the Financial Express.