The Jaipur Literature Festival, or JLF, is an annual literary festival which takes place in the Indian city of Jaipur each January. The Diggi Palace Hotel serves as the main venue of the festival, with sessions held in the Hall of Audience and throughout the gardens of the Diggi Palace in the month of January every year in Jaipur.
With its 13th edition this year – 2020 the expectations are scoring high with the bunch of renowned authors and literates joining in as speakers. We’re already halfway through January and with all the amazing new year resolutions kicked off this year, now it’s time to unravel the most awaited Jaipur Literature Festival. Good News is now Jaipur Literature festival is global with a fantastic chance for the art frenzies and literature lovers. Through it all, the Indian litfest season marches on, reaching its frenzied peak, as always, in the last week of the month with the Jaipur Literature Festival.
The next five days will be significantly awesome as you will see over 300 speakers and thousands of literary aficionados converging at the Diggi Palace Hotel.
Neil Gaiman remains to elude the festival—contrary to its reputation, this year’s edition has several literary heavyweights than normal—but there’s plenty to catch between 300 speakers and nearly 200 sessions. Here are my picks of the sessions that seem the most promising.
From Eat, Pray, Love to City of Girls (Front Lawn)
There’s Gunpowder in the Air
On Memoir – Mughal Tent
Celestial Bodies Charbagh
How To Judge A Book? – Baithak
Being Various: On Literary Diversity Mughal Tent
Where Does Fiction Come From? – Front Lawn
Poetry Durbar – Durbar hall
Uninhabitable Earth – Baithak
Bolna Hai: What Must Be Said – Charbagh
Kashmir: Of Barbed Wires and Almond Blossoms – Mughal Tent
Climate Emergency – Powered by United Nations – Front lawn
Mediafile: Fact, Fiction, and the spaces in between – Baithak
Forgotten Masters – Charbagh
For the timings and the complete schedule of the Jaipur Literature Festival check the programme calendar here…