The programme for Jaipur Literature Festival 2014 is now live on the festival’s website! Visitors can look forward to sessions such as Story of a Death Foretold with Oscar Guardiola-Riviera, Serendip with Sri Lankan diaspora writers, Mahasamar with Narendra Kohli and Vartika Nanda and an insightful session on feminism titled The Essential Gloria Steinem amongst others.
Fresh from the outcome of the Delhi Assembly elections, JLF 2014 features a session on Why India Votes with Manvendra Singh and Mukulika Banerjee. While Indrajit Hazara, Shovon Chowdhury and Bachi Karkaria speak The Language of Laughter, visitors can also attend the Launch of the Crime Writer’s Association of South Asia.
An exciting addition to the illustrious roster of participants is the “Great American Novelist” Jonathan Franzen (as titled by TIME magazine). The critically acclaimed novelist and essayist has received amongst numerous other accolades, the National Book Award and was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. He is known for his candour on a variety of topics, particularly outcomes of the digital age such as Twitter and e-books, and political occurrences in Europe and America. Franzen writes for popular magazine The New Yorker.
The literary programme includes two Nobel Prize winners, Amartya Sen and Harold Varmus, as well as Man Booker, Pulitzer, Crossword, Samuel Johnson, Commonwealth, Hawthornden, Orange, Neustadt, Sahitya Akademi, Padmashree, Costa and DSC Prize longlisted, shortlisted and winning authors.
Four of this year’s Man Booker Prize authors Jhumpa Lahiri, Tash Aw, Alison Macleod and Jim Crace will attend the festival along with six shortlisted authors for the 2014 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, which will be announced at the Festival on 18 January.
Please navigate to the dates under the Program tab with the following link to plan your time at the festival and the sessions with your favourite authors: http://jaipurliteraturefestival.org/