Teamwork Arts Announces Hybrid 15th Edition of JLF from 28 Jan 2022

Entertainment | November 18, 2021 | News

Teamwork Arts Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF)

After a successful virtual edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) last year, which garnered over 10 million views worldwide according to organisers, the 2022 edition will introduce the audience to a hybrid version with both on-ground as well as virtual presence.

Festival producer Teamwork Arts has announced that the 15th edition will be hosted from 28 January to 6 February 2022 at Hotel Clarks Amber, Jaipur.

The on-ground festival will run from 28 January to 1 February while the virtual edition is scheduled from 28 January to 6 February.

The annual celebration of books, creativity, dialogue and diversity will offer representation of Indian national languages and multiple foreign languages with over 300 hours of programming with over 250 speakers, informed an official statement.

The festival’s B2B arm Jaipur BookMark (JBM), now in its ninth edition, will continue to bring together publishers, literary agents, writers, translators, translation agencies and booksellers from across the world. Another mainstay, the Jaipur Music Stage, will run parallel to the festival.

Sanjoy K Roy, Managing Director, Teamwork Arts, said, “There has never been a more powerful feast of literature, discourse and camaraderie than the annual Jaipur Literature Festival. This year's hybrid version will enable a much larger audience to access the Festival offerings, reaching out to people across continents. Teamwork Arts invites book-lovers to be a part of this milestone Festival in its newest avatar.”

Namita Gokhale, writer, publisher, and Co-director, Jaipur Literature Festival, said, “January 2022 will see the much awaited return of our physical festival, as well as a stellar virtual version. We look forward to the joys of welcoming book lovers and friends from the literary community. The intense pleasures of shared energies and real time conversations will be further enhanced by the infinite possibilities of digital connectivity across continents and time zones. We are delighted to welcome writers from far and near, including Bruno Maçães, Arundhathi Subramaniam, Mukulika Banerjee, Shashi Tharoor, Tripurdaman Singh, and Vikram Sampath. Our programming will as ever present a spectrum of literary delights while remaining rooted in the rich diversity of Indian writing and culture. Watch out for the Maha-Kumbh of literature, where the world visits Jaipur and Jaipur visits the world!”

William Dalrymple, writer, historian and Co-director, Jaipur Literature Festival, said, “I am completely thrilled that our beloved literature festival is returning to Jaipur after a spell online due to the pandemic. We are coming back with a truly spectacular line-up of literary superstars from across the world. In fiction, we have this year’s Booker winner, the great Damon Galgut, his predecessor DBC Pierre, Pulitzer finalist Jonathan Franzen. It’s going to be utterly magnificent and we look forward to seeing you in Jaipur from the 28th January.”

Registration and access to the online edition is free. Registration to the on-ground edition is available from Rs.200 per day. The audience can also purchase delegate packages.

The on-ground festival will run till 1 February while the virtual edition is scheduled from 28 January to 6 February.

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