Jaipur Literature Festival from February 19

The Samikhsya Correspondent

JAIPUR: The 14th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) will be hosted this month during 19 to 28.

The famed literary extravaganza will be held in virtual mode this year in view of the ongoing global pandemic.

“It’s been a joyous challenge to work on the programming for Jaipur Literature Festival 2021”, JLF founder and co-director Namita Gokhale stated.

The festival has a remarkable line-up of some of the world’s renowned writers, thinkers and speakers, the hosts said.

Celebrated author and poet Mark Haddon, famous for his global bestseller ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’, will talk about the inspiration that guides his pen.

The festival will also see acclaimed and popular writer Philip Pullman talking about his vision of alternative reality.

At another session featuring two disquieting novels, writers Deepa Anappara and Annie Zaidi will examine inequity and alienation across Indian society, and speak about their writing process.

Similarly, Ireland’s greatest living novelist Colm Tóibín will take the audience to the roots of his writing process and celebrated career at a session on his bestselling book ‘The Master’, the hosts detailed.

The festival will further feature an exclusive conversation between celebrated actress Priyanka Chopra and well-known writer and columnist Shobhaa De, discussing Chopra’s autobiography ‘Unfinished’.

“Our hybrid digital outreach has opened up a new universe of possibilities.” writer and JLF co-director William Dalrymple said.