JW Marriott Mussoorie turns another chapter by inviting another notable author to Between the Covers – The Himalayan Book Club. More than a marketing phenomenon, the Book Club pays tribute to Mussoorie’s own rich literary heritage. As a giant experiment, the hotel continues to spark conversations and interactions between hotel guests and writers from across the country.
From well-known authors to shedding light on new-age novelists, the hotel’s agenda extends far beyond raising literacy as it seeks to expose people to the books that matter, the books that in some ways to their guests. are related to. The second writer to be on the roster was Durjoy Dutta.
“As a writer, the book club initiative by JW Marriott Mussoorie is a literary dream and a therapeutic approach to social engineering. I am excited to be a part of the community of writers in a destination known for their creative influence” shares Durjoy Dutta.
Over the years writers from all walks of life have flocked to the beautiful land of Mussoorie, where its crisp mountain air, stunning views of the Himalayas and storied history have inspired their creative minds to create masterpieces. From Ruskin Bond, who lived in Landour since 1963, to Anita Desai, one of India’s finest fiction writers, born in Mussoorie. From visitors and litterateurs like Rudyard Kipling, Pearl S. Buck, Jawaharlal Nehru to Arvind Adiga and Pankaj Mishra – Mussoorie has long been a destination associated with literary activity.
It is also the time of the world famous Victorian writer – Charles Dickens – who also has a connection to this magnificent hill station! Agatha Christie’s first novel, ‘The Mysterious Affairs of Style’, was based on a sensational murder in 1911 at a famous Mussoorie hotel – apart from Mussoorie’s long history and association with literature.
The flow of writers and creativity that has come alive in Mussoorie is certainly remarkable. In fact, it is said that, for every reader in the city, there are at least three writers. Now, the JW Marriott Mussoorie aims to invite even more inspired minds, making it the perfect meeting place and platform to continue building Mussoorie’s literary legacy, while providing guests with some of the best works in writing and storytelling. empowers together.