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ITALIAN INITIATIVES FOR THE KOLKATA BOOK FAIR Italy has been invited to participate as Partner Country to the 36th Kolkata International Bookfair 2012, reciprocating India’s participation in 2010 in the Book Fair in Turin , the largest of its kind in Italy which takes place every year in May.  The Italian participation in the Kolkata Book Fair will not only promote Italian literature with the participation of some of the most translated and best known Italian writers such as Dacia Maraini, Alessandro Baricco, Beppe Severgnini, Valerio Massimo Manfredi but also authors with a longstanding relation with India and its culture such as Angela Staude Terzani and Sandra Petrignani. Indian authors who contribute to promote Italy in India  such as Ritu Dalmia or Dileep Padgaonkar will also participate.  On this ocassion, Embassy of Italy and Istituto Italiano di Cultura are holding the following event   MEET THE AUTHORS KOLKATA BOOK FAIR – COLLATERAL EVENTS in Delhi   Dacia Maraini                              31st January, 6:30      in conversation with Ms. Urvashi Butalia                   Valerio Massimo Manfredi         Ist February, 6:30 pm        in conversation with Mahmood Farooqui           Beppe Severgnini                         2nd February, 6:30 pm       in conversation with  Jug Suraiya   Due to unforseen circumstances, Mr. Shekhar Gupta is not able to make it. Mr. Jug Suraiya has kindly consented to hold the conversation with Mr. Beppe Severgnini. Please find the invite and a profile of Mr. Suraiya.   All the above events will take place at 6:30 pm at Multimedia Hall, Istituto Italiano di Cultura Regards, Istituto Italiano di Cultura 50-E, Chandragupta Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi - 110 021


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