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Oxford Bookstore supports the 2021 Emile Guimet Prize for Asian Literature

New Delhi / Kolkata, November 24 (IANS) Two Indians – Deepa Anappara and Geetanjali Shree – are among the five nominees this year Emile Guimet Prize for Asian Literature of 5,000 euros for works translated into French, a prize supported by Oxford Book Store.

The other nominees are Hideo Yakuda and Mitsuyo Kakuta from Japan and NG Kim Chew from Malaysia. The winner will be announced on January 20, 2022.

The National Museum of Asian Arts – Guimet announced the preselection of the fifth edition of the prize with the members of the jury Régine Hatchondo, president of the National Book Center (CNL); the writer and essayist Pascal Bruckner; the eminent French writer Olivier Rolin; Guillaume Husson, general delegate of the Syndicat de la Librairie française; the writer Jean-Claude Pastor and Sophie Makariou, president of the Guimet museum.

Priti Paul, director of the Apeejay Surrendra group, provided support for the Oxford Bookstore through the Apeejay Trust for the award, administered by the Musée Emile Guimet in Paris, during an evening of celebration in the French capital.

Founded in 1921, Oxford Bookstore is the best-equipped ‘base camp’ for spiritual journeys, offering customers the widest range of exceptional titles and consistently courteous and knowledgeable service for nearly a century.

Today, with stores in major metros, India’s first tea shop of its kind, ‘Cha Bar’, the only Indian bookstore to host several literary festivals like Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival, Apeejay Bangla Sahitya Utsob and Hindi Sahitya Utsav , Oxford Bookstore offers librarians access to the very best in publishing, enhanced by a variety of events that advertise books, visual and performing arts and celebrate scripts.

Whether through books or fine teas, he respects his motto – Much more than a bookstore – in every bookstore.

–IANS

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