Teamwork Arts announces Jaipur Literature Festival to be held on January 19th-23rd in Jaipur

Entertainment | September 27, 2022 | News

Teamwork Arts Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) Jaipur

Teamwork Arts, the producer of the Jaipur Literature Festival, announced the dates for its 16th edition, setting them between January 19th to 23rd, 2023 at Hotel Clarks, Amer, Jaipur. The annual Jaipur Literature Festival will bring its line-up and a feast of ideas to the Pink City. 

In 2023, the literary extravaganza will showcase a plethora of themes and writers curated specially for its community of audiences from across the world, offering an immersive experience of literature, discourse, musical performances, art installations, merchandise, local cuisine, and more. 

The Festival will be committed to its core values: to serve as a democratic, non-aligned platform ensuring inclusivity and freedom of speech. It will offer a representation of all Indian national languages and multiple foreign languages with sessions spread across 5 venues with over 250 speakers.

The list of speakers includes Abdulrazak Gurnah, Anamika, Anthony Sattin, Ashok Ferrey, Ashwin Sanghi, Avinuo Kire, Bernardine Evaristo, Chigozie Obioma, Daisy Rockwell, Deepti Naval, Howard Jacobson, Jerry Pinto, Katie Kitamura, Manil Suri, Martin Puchner, NoViolet Bulawayo, Rana Safvi, Ruth Ozeki and more.

Namita Gokhale, writer, publisher, and Co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival said, ”As we prepare to welcome book-lovers to Jaipur in January, we are delighted to share some of the stellar names who will be joining us. From Nobel laureate Abdulrazak Gurnah to debut novelist Avinuo Kire, from International Booker Prize Winner Daisy Rockwell to the startlingly original Vauhini Vara, from Sahitya Akademi awardee Anamika to mathematician Manil Suri, from Chigozie Obioma, twice shortlisted for the Booker, to Shehan Karunatilaka, who is on this year’s list, this is a menu of delights for readers of all literary appetites and persuasions. And this is just a taster of the delights to come.”

William Dalrymple, writer, historian, and Co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival said, “This year we are proud to present a galaxy of some of the greatest writers on the planet: a fabulous array of Nobel, Booker, Pulitzer, Sahitya Academy, Women's Prize and Baillie Gifford award winners, laureates and medallists.”

“This year we have so much to offer that I believe it to be the most cerebral, intellectually stimulating and high-powered we've ever fielded. We import some of the world's most admired novelists, including Abdulrazak Gurnah, Bernadine Evaristo, Ruth Ozeki, Shehan Karunatilaka, NoViolet Bulawayo and Katie Kitamura as well as arguably the world's greatest authority on the history of slavery, Vincent Brown. Among the international authors appearing this year, we present writers of genius as brilliant as Harvard critical polymath Martin Puchner and his Oxford and Yale counterpart, Merve Emre.  We deeply delve into areas of world literature we have so far failed to explore; look in detail at the turmoil in the Ukraine, Russia and Iran; we explore a vast range of subjects from Neanderthals to Leonardo da Vinci; from the agonies of Partition to the Right to Sex. It’s an incredible line up- absolutely not to be missed,’ Dalrymple added.

Sanjoy K. Roy, Managing Director of Teamwork Arts, who produces the Jaipur Literature Festival said, “The Jaipur Literature Festival will feature some of the greatest minds of the contemporary world including Nobel laureate Abdulrazak Gurnah, Booker Prize nominees and winners including Bernardine Evaristo, Howard Jacobson, Chigozie Obioma, NoViolet Bulawayo and celebrated Indian authors Ashwin Sanghi, Deepti Naval, Jerry Pinto and many more. This year will also focus in celebrating languages with a programme concentrated on Indian and world literature.”

The Festival will include its B2B arm, Jaipur BookMark (JBM) in its 10th edition. JBM will continue to bring together a wide range of publishers, literary agents, writers, translators, translation agencies, and booksellers from across the world and give them an opportunity to meet, talk business and listen to major global industry players.

The Jaipur Literature Festival sets literary conversations and dialogue against a cultural backdrop promoting India’s traditional heritage including curated art installations, cultural evenings, and the Jaipur Music Stage, which runs parallel to the Festival.

Registration and access to the Online Edition of the Festival will be free and open to all. Registration to the On-Ground Edition of the Festival will be available from INR 200 per day. Attendees can also purchase Friends of the Festival Packages, which offer a special experience of the Festival and take them on a compelling cultural journey.

In addition to enjoying the literary sessions, audiences will also get to savour the Festival’s signature Morning and Evening Music sessions with performances by artistes and virtuosos. The signature handmade and artisanal Festival merchandise and books by participating authors will be available both at the Festival Bazaar, the Festival Bookstore, and online on the Jaipur Literature Festival’s official website.

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In 2023, the literary extravaganza will showcase a plethora of themes and writers curated specially for its community of audiences from across the world.

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