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Goa Lit Fest to release 15 books


The fifth edition of the Goa Art and Literary Festival, beginning from 4 December, will witness launching of 15 new books, beginning with a launch of a Konkani book at the inaugural ceremony.

‘Forest Saga,’ an English translation of renowned Konkani novelist Mahabaleshwar Sail’s ‘Aranyakand’, translated by Vidya Pai, would be released by Goa’s veteran writer Padmashree Dr Suresh Amonkar.

The inaugural, beginning at 5.30 pm at Maquinez Palace in Panaji, will be graced by Mini Krishnan, the editor-translations of the Oxford University Press (India), who has published the book.

The rest of the book launches are as follows:

5 December

Venue: International Centre Goa, Dona Paula

10:00 am to 10:30 am

Author: Pete Judd Pete Judd

‘Happy Valley Daze: Tales of a Goa Gone’.

The author will be then in conversation with Leonard Fernandes.


4:15 pm to 4:45 pm

Author: Amita Kanekar.

‘A Spoke in the Wheel’

The author will be in conversation with Jason Keith Fernandes


4:50 pm to 5:20 pm

Author: Manohar Shetty

‘Goa Travels’ at the hands of Abhay K.


5:30 pm to 6:10 pm

Author: Mamang Dai

‘The Black Hill’.

The author will be then in conversation with Fr. Victor Ferrao.


6:10 pm to 6:50 pm

Author: Damodar Mauzo

‘Mirage’ translated by Vidya Pai.

Damodar Mauzo & Vidya Pai in conversation with Maria Aurora Couto & Jose Lourenco


6:50 pm to 7:30 pm

Author: Aditya Adhikari

‘The Bullet and the Ballot Box: The story of Nepal's Maoist Revolution’


7:30 pm to 8:10 pm

Author: Rajdeep Sardesai

‘2014: The Election that Changed India’

6 December

10:00 am to 10:40 am

Author: Wilfred Goes

‘Kapaz Jaki’


10:45 am to 11:25 am

Author: Rajan Venkatesh

‘Learning at Bodhshala’.

Rajan Venkatesh & Therese Almeida in conversation with Claude Alvares


2:55 pm to 3:25 pm

Author: Tony Martin

‘Sinful Goa: Paradise in Peril’

Author in conversation with Augusto Pinto


4:00 pm to 4:40 pm

Author: Hindol Sengupta

‘Recasting India: How Entrepreneurship is Revolutionizing the World's Largest Democracy’.

Hindol Sengupta, R K Misra in conversation with Sudeep Chakravarti


7 December

10:00 am to 10:40 am

Author: Daisy Rockwell


Author in conversation with Musharraf Farooqi


10:45 am to 11:25 am

Author: Janis Harper

‘Emails from India: Women Write Home’.

Author in conversation with Ulrike Rodrigues, Hazel Manuel


12:05 pm to 12:55 pm

Author: Selma Carvalho

‘A Railway Runs Through: Goans of British East Africa’.

Author in conversation with R. Benedito Ferrao, Eddie Fernandes & Alan Rodrigues

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