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Three Indian and two Australian authors along with a portable pop up library, are travelling across five Indian cities—Mumbai, Panjim, Bangalore, Chennai and Pondicherry.

Poet Sudeep Sen, novelist and critic Chandrahas Choudhury, journalist and fiction writer Annie Zaidi, young adult author Kirsty Murray, and non-fiction writer Benjamin Law are on board the Indian Railways currently, stopping ov@er in cities to meet local writers, have book readings and literary events.

Children’s writer Kirsty Murray joins us to give us an update on how it’s going so far. Murray’s novels include Market Blues, Zarconi’s Magic Flying Fish, Vulture’s Gate, and Bridie’s Fire, which is the first title in her epic series of Australian historical fiction, Children of the Wind.

Her most recent novel, The Lilliputians, releasing in India as part of the Bookwalah tour, is based on the true story of a theatrical troupe of Australian children that toured India in 1910.

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