Penguin Random House India has completed 30 years and to mark its anniversary, it is organising Penguin Fever, an event to celebrate books, reading, music and more.
Penguin Fever will be a special edition of the publishing house’s Spring Fever, an annual literary and cultural festival being organised in Delhi.
Penguin Fever will be hosted at the Amphitheatre at the India Habitat Centre. There will be an open-air library of Penguin Random House books during the daytime and in the evenings, the same space would be transformed into a hub of literary bustle, featuring key authors, previews of forthcoming and current attractions, panel discussions around interesting and relevant topics, followed by performances.
With October being Penguin’s birthday month, Penguin Fever will allow young audience from Delhi to interact with their favourite authors too, including Arundhati Roy, Ruskin Bond, Perumal Murugan among others.
Penguin Fever will be organised from October 26 to October 31. The library of books will be open from 11 am, followed by evening sessions every day.
Find the full schedule here:
Thursday, October 26
7 pm - The Ministry of Utmost Happiness - Arundhati Roy in conversation with Shohini Ghosh
Friday, October 27
7 pm - Zara sa hoom loon main – Shobhaa De on turning seventy - and having a blast! In conversation with Vidya Balan
Saturday, October 28– Double Bill
5 pm – Inconvenient Truths: Are we heading for an environmental disaster –Sunita Narain, Prerna Bindra and Pradip Krishen
7 pm – The Heart of the Matter – Ravinder Singh, Durjoy Datta and Sudeep Nagarkar
Sunday, October 29 – Double Bill
5 pm -The Man from the Hills – Ruskin Bond on life, writing – and his love of lemon cheesecake! In conversation with Sanjoy Roy
7 pm – Criminal Minds – Hussain Zaidi, Brijesh Singh, Ravi Subramanian, Novoneel Chakraborty
Monday, October 30
7 pm -The Line of Beauty - Perumal Murugan, Kannan Sundaram, Bibek Debroy and Shamsur Rahman Faruqi. Namita Gokhale to moderate
Tuesday, October 31
7 pm - The Rise of the Elephant - Shashi Tharoor, Gurcharan Das, Sonu Bhasin – Shireen Bhan to moderate
(Photos courtesy: Perumal Murugan/PTI, Arundhati Roy/Augustus Binu via Wikimedia Commons, Ruskin Bond/Visharan via Wikimedia Commons)