This year’s international line-up includes two Pulitzer prize-winning authors, Andrew Sean Greer, who won it for his novel Less in 2018, and Colson Whitehead, who won it the year before for The Underground Railroad.
On Monday, the organisers of the five-day festival offered a sneak peek into the event through a curtain raiser held at the Taj Mahal Hotel in New Delhi. The event will be held at Diggi Palace Hotel in Jaipur between January 24 and 28 next year.
Jaipur Literature Festival's co-director and noted historian William Dalrymple said the organisers will be fielding the strongest lineup of literary heavyweights in the upcoming edition as the first 30 speakers were announced on Saturday.
This year, the Jaipur Literature Festival will feature a spectacular line-up of speakers including Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter from The Boston Globe’s Spotlight team Michael Rezendes; Sahitya Akademi Award winner Mridula Garg; New York Times bestselling poet and illustrator Rupi Kaur, among others.
Travel writer and novelist Pico Iyer talks about the place of literature in a divided world. "At this time when so many of us are really concerned about wars and travel bans, literature is more indispensable than ever, precisely because the imagination is no respecter of boundaries or fences," he says.
'Sandman' author Neil Gaiman just revealed he is coming to Jaipur Literary Festival next year. The excitement and joy of the readers, since then, knew no bounds. Here are five books you can start with.
Jaipur, Jan 23 (ANI): The nine-year old Jaipur Literature festival is offering a great journey of taste by providing lip-smacking dishes in the festival. A stall owner praised the food festival with great enthusiasm. The food festival this year aims to provide great taste with high quality delicacies. In an environment of zest and zeal, people at the Jaipur Literature Festival enjoyed mouth-watering and traditional cuisines from all over the world.
Jaipur, Jan 21 (ANI): The Jaipur Literature Festival kick started on Thursday morning with the performance of local award-winning Rajasthani musicians Nathoo Solanki and Chugge Khan. The annual event is being held at the Diggi Palace. The event is slated to run from 21-25 January. The festival is completely free and open to all, attracting visitors from all four corners of the globe. Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje will inaugurate the event in a ceremony, which will include a keynote address from award-winning author Margaret Atwood.