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Kovalam to host literature fest in November

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The waning tourism scene at Kovalam is set to get a boost, with a literature festival titled Books on the Beach being organised at the beach town in November.

The festival is being organised by the India Book Foundation, a non-profit institution, with support from Kerala Tourism, reports The Hindu.

The inaugural edition of the festival, slotted for November 10 to 12, hopes to present Kerala in a different light to a more discerning, affluent, and elite audience from around the world, according to Shashi Tharoor, MP, an active guide and patron of the event.

The festival, over successive editions, will complement the State’s evolving brand as an art and culture hub, fitting in nicely alongside the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK), and the International Theatre Festival, Venu V., Principal Secretary, Department of Tourism, said at a press conference here.

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