Following is an excerpt from a report in Pioneer.

Eleven writers will be conferred with the Rajdhani Book Fair Award-2007 at the eighth edition of the fair to begin at the Exhibition Ground here on December 1. The award will be presented to Oriya litterateurs in the field of novel, poetry, essay, short story, translation, play, religion, science, travelogue, satire and children’s literature, said organisers of the fair on Thursday. The book fair committee will also publish a 700-page catalogue on Oriya publications from 1804 to 2007, titled Oriya Pustak Prakashan Soochi, which will be sold at Rs 50. Like previous years, all informative books on Lord Jagannath will be available at the entrance. A host of publishers, distributors and booksellers from the State and outside are expected to participate in the 12-day event.