NBT to welcome new writers at world book fair


National Book Trust (NBT) on Sunday, declared to have a ‘New Writers’ pavilion’ at the annual World Book Fair (WBF) coming up this January at Pragati Maidan. According to NBT’s Chairman, Baldev Sharma, the pavilion will provide a platform to new writers to voice their opinion on the difficulties and failures faced in approaching publishers.

Besides, the pavilion, NBT will also be launching ten books by new Hindi writers as well as one book each by the regional writers, reports The Times of India.

Talking to TOI, Sharma said, “Last June we took an initiative to publish writers who despite having written books of outstanding merit fail to find publishers. Woking on the very same objective, we have already published 10 books in Hindi and 10 in different regional languages by talented debutante writers which will be displayed at the WBF. The New Writers’ Pavilion is also an attempt to guide such budding writers on writing better and making their mark while also allowing them to come forward and discuss their viewpoints.”

Discussing the theme and collection being displayed by NBT at WBF this year, he added, “This time at WBF our theme will be Indian cultural heritage and we will be displaying books on the same. The most popular books in all Indian languages will be there at NBT’s pavilion. For instance, there will be Gitanjali in Bangla and Shahrorishala in Sindhi. Short plays adapted from these books will also be enacted.”


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