Jaipur Literature Festival to be held virtually from February 19-28
The 14th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) will be held virtually from February 19 to 28, its organizers announced on Saturday. The literary extravaganza brings together a feast of transformational perspectives and literary thought in its remarkable line-up featuring some of the world's greatest writers, thinkers, and speakers, they said.
Popular writer Phillip Pullman to talk about alternative reality
The festival will see acclaimed and popular writer Philip Pullman talking about his vision of alternative reality. At another session featuring two disquieting novels, writers Deepa Anappara and Annie Zaidi will examine inequity and alienation across Indian society, and speak about their writing process.
Other authors, novelists who will be present at the event
Celebrated author and poet Mark Haddon, famous for his global bestseller The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, will talk about the inspiration that guides his pen. Ireland's greatest living novelist Colm Toibin will take the audience to the roots of his writing process and celebrated career at a session on his bestselling book The Master.
Festival to feature conversation between Priyanka Chopra and Shobhaa De
The festival will feature an exclusive conversation between celebrated actress Priyanka Chopra and writer-columnist Shobhaa De, discussing Chopra's autobiography Unfinished. Writer and JLF Co-Director William Dalrymple said, "Our Jaipur 2021 program is now online. I am bowled over by what we've managed to achieve despite the pandemic. This is one of our strongest line-ups and we still have some literary superstar surprises to reveal."
'Hybrid digital outreach has opened up new universe of possibilities'
Author and JLF Co-Director Namita Gokhale said, "It's been a joyous challenge to work on the programming for Jaipur Literature Festival 2021." "We look at our transformative times and try to understand the future through the lens of the present and the past. Our hybrid digital outreach has opened up a new universe of possibilities," she added.