Literature Festival Bookshop, the Official Festival Bookseller of Bangalore Literature Festival, will have titles by participating authors as well as titles of literary collections for sale during the festival. Come and visit the Comma365 Festival Bookshop in the Festival arena at the magnificent Jayamahal Palace, and continue exploring your favorite authors’ work. Participating authors will be available to sign copies of their work in the Festival Bookshop directly after their sessions at the main lawns.

Festival Dates And Festival Bookshop Timings

7th, 8th and 9th Dec 2012 from 9.30am – 8.30pm daily.

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Day - 1 | Friday | December 7, 2012 | Front Lawns

4:30 PM Inauguration and launch of Beantown - BLF Literary Journal

5:30 – 6:30 PM BLF Inaugural Plenary: "Have you seen the Soul?"–The Craft Of Poetry; Two Friends In Conversation: Gulzar and Pavan Varma

6:30 – 7:15 PM Session 1- Crossfire with Chetan Bhagat

7:15 – 9:00 PM "Strings Attached" - Dr. Jayanthi Kumaresh on the Veena and Vidwan R. Kumaresh on the Violin

Day - 2 | Saturday | December 8, 2012 | Front Lawns

9:30 – 10:30 AM Session 1 - Srujana Sheelathe: Creativity in Writing Baragur Ramachandrappa, Chandrashekhara Kamabara, K. S. Nissar Ahmed and U R Ananthamurthy | Moderator: Manu Chakravarthy

10:30 – 11:30 AM Session 2 - "Nazm aur Tarkash" Poetry with Gulzar and Javed Akhtar

11:30 – 12:30 PM Session 3 - Chronicling Lives: Biographies and Memoirs Launch of "Durbar" by Tavleen Singh followed by discussion Ajoy Bose, Bhawana Somaaya, Tavleen Singh and Vikram Sampath | Moderator: Sunil Sethi

1:15 – 2:15 PM Session 4 - The Business of Books Caroline Newbury, Gautam Padmanabhan, Karthika V.K., Prakash Kambathalli and Sanjana Roy Choudhury | Moderator: Annie Chandy

2:15 – 3:15 PM Session 5 - Ferment in West Asia B. Raman, I. P. Khosla and John D. Balian Moderator: C. V. Ranganathan

3:15 – 4:15 PM Session 6 - Playing the Write Game Shehan Karunatilaka, Suresh Menon, Vinod Naidu Moderator: Boria Majumdar

4:15 – 5:15 PM Session 7 - Sobha Developers presents Experience, Memory and Stories Anita Nair, Biman Nath, Kavery Nambisan and Manju Kapur | Moderator: Usha K. R.

5:15 – 6:00 PM Session 8 - Literature in the Twitter Era Harish Bijoor and Sudheendra Kulkarni Moderator: K. Vaitheeswaran

6:00 – 7:00 PM Session 9 - The World in Verse Jayant Kaikini, Khaleelur Rehman, Sampurna Chattarji and Shaista Yousuf | Moderator: Mamta Sagar

7:15 – 9:00 PM Yakshagana - 'Vali Moksha' by Keremane Shivananda Hegde Troupe

Day - 3 | Sunday | December 9, 2012 | Front Lawns

9:30 – 10:30 AM Session 1 - Hosa Ale: New Waves in Kannada Literature Banu Mushtaq, Jayant Kaikini, Kum Vee Bhadrappa and Vaidehi | Moderator: Prakash Belawadi

10:30 – 11:30 AM Session 2 - Is Fiction losing its Magic? Jahnavi Barua, Jaishree Misra, Shashi Deshpande and Tarquin Hall | Moderator: Sunil Sethi

11:30 – 12:30 PM Session 3 - Stage of Life: Mahesh Dattani in conversation with Ashish Sen

1:30 – 2:15 PM Session 4 - Tete-a-tete with Amish Tripathi | Moderator: Deepthi Talwar

2:15 – 3:15 PM Session 5 - Hark the New Brigade! Aroon Raman, Shefalee Vasudev, Sudeep Nagarkar, Vikrant Dutta and Yasmeen Premji | Moderator: Shoba Narayan

3:15 – 4:15 PM Session 6 - Bangalore/Bengaluru: Multiple City? Prakash Belawadi, Ramya, Shobhaa De, T. V. Mohandas Pai and U R Ananthamurthy, | Moderator: V Ravichandar

4:15 – 5:15 PM Session 7 - Milk Route presents Scripting India: Launch of 'Tales from Shining and Sinking India' by Akash Banerjee followed by discussion Akash Banerjee, Akash Kapur, Nandan Nilekani, Sanjeev Sanyal and Sir Mark Tully | Moderator: Pavan Varma

5:15 – 6:00 PM Session 8 - Launch of 'Sethji' by Shobhaa De followed by Shobhaa De in conversation with Sunil Sethi

6:00 – 6:45 PM Session 9 - Bangarada Manushya: Bangalore Literature Festival tribute to Dr. Rajkumar Puneeth Rajkumar and Maya Chandra in conversation with Vasanthi Hariprakash. Short screening of 'Dr. Rajkumar - An Analysis of the Phenomenon'

6:45 PM - Closing

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