Hybrid JLF London to be Hosted from 24 to 26 September 2021

Industry Watch | September 24, 2021 | News

Jaipur Literature Festival Teamwork Arts Sanjoy Roy

Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) London at the British Library will be held virtually from 24 to 26 September 2021.

The  annual celebration of books, creativity, dialogue and diversity that brings South Asia’s multilingual literary heritage to London, will feature speakers from across the globe.

In the inaugural session, the audience will be addressed by Festival Co-directors Namita Gokhale and William Dalrymple, Festival Producer Sanjoy K Roy, and Head of Culture and Learning, British Library, Jamie Andrews.

Roy, Managing Director, Teamwork Arts, said, “JLF London will be in an entirely new avatar this year with a mix of special on-ground and virtual sessions. The rich programming includes some of the most sought-after speakers, including Asma Khan, Cat Jarman, Edmund Richardson, Elif Shafak, Makarand R Paranjape, Rory Stewart, Saad Mohseni, Swapan Dasgupta, Tahmima Anam, Vir Sanghvi and many more, sharing their stories and ideas."

Gokhale said, “JLF returns to the British Library in a hybrid format. The rich diversity of our programming will as ever open windows to many worlds. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Republic of India, and this reflects in our themes and sessions, as we celebrate books, ideas and dialogue.”

Speakers for JLF Londan include: Alexandra Pringle, Alice Albinia, Asma Khan, Bee Rowlatt, Cat Jarman, Catharine Morris, Colleen Taylor Sen, Christos Tsiolkas, Edmund Richardson, Elif Shafak, Gargi Rawat, Gautam Mukhopadhaya, Georgina Godwin, Jeet Thayil, Kim Plofker, Makarand, R. Paranjape, Moin Mir, Mukulika Banerjee, Namita Bhandare, Namita Gokhale, Pavan K. Varma, Pushpesh Pant, Raven Leilani, Ravinder Bhogal, Rory Stewart, Sameer Taneja, Sathnam Sanghera, Shrabani Basu, Supriya Nair, Swapan Dasgupta, Swati Thiyagarajan, Tahmima Anam, Tanya Abraham, Taran N Khan, Vir Sanghvi and William Dalrymple.

“JLF London is by far the most wonderful and eagerly anticipated literary festival. In these times, it’s a celebration of life and resurgence of the human spirit overcoming the adversities and traumas of the past two years! The spirit of the Festival in its hybrid form is fabulously innovative and makes authors and lovers of literature believe and hope in the future. It makes our hearts rise with sheer joy and happiness. JLF London is a symbol of hope!” said author and speaker at the festival Moin Mir.


Eighth edition will feature speakers from across the globe; India@75 to reflect on themes and sessions.

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