Date: September 25, 2023
Venue: Hotel Clarks Amer, Jaipur
The 17th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) is set to enchant literature enthusiasts from February 1 to 5, 2024, at the iconic Hotel Clarks Amer in Jaipur. The upcoming edition promises to celebrate the theme, 'Stories Unite Us,' delving into the transformative magic of literature.
A Celebration of Diversity
Produced by Teamwork Arts, JLF 2024 will continue its tradition of celebrating linguistic diversity. The festival will feature a multitude of languages, bringing together a rich tapestry of literary voices. From Assamese and Hindi to Kannada, Kashmiri, Malayalam, Marathi, Odiya, Punjabi, Tamil, Urdu, and more, the festival will be a linguistic extravaganza.
A Glimpse of the Star-Studded Lineup
The festival's first list of 25 speakers, unveiled on Tuesday, includes literary luminaries and thought leaders from around the world. Some notable names among them are:
Anand Neelakantan - Author
Angela Saini - Award-winning British journalist and author of 'Superior: The Return of Race Science'
Anuradha Sarma Pujari - Award-winning Assamese author and journalist
B. Jeyamohan - Critically acclaimed Tamil and Malayalam language writer and literary critic
Ben Macintyre - British reviewer, columnist, and author
B.N. Goswamy - Leading Indian art historian, academic, and author
Brian A. Catlos - Award-winning author and academic
Catherine Ann Jones - Award-winning playwright, author, and Broadway actress
Clare Wright - Award-winning Australian historian, author, broadcaster, and public commentator
Colin Thubron - Acclaimed travel writer and novelist
The list continues to include experts in various fields such as art, history, science, and more, promising a diverse and intellectually stimulating lineup.
A Glimpse into the Festival's Essence
Namita Gokhale, writer, publisher, and Co-Director of the Jaipur Literature Festival, shared her excitement: "The 2024 edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival will bring our living library of ideas, books, and writers into the hearts and minds of book lovers from around the world. Fiction and faction, poetry and music, debates and discussions await us, with a brilliant and diverse list of speakers and performers. A vintage year, with classic themes and stimulating contemporary interpretations."
Celebrating Indian Literature and Diverse Voices
Sanjoy K. Roy, Managing Director of Teamwork Arts, highlighted the festival's focus on Indian literature and the celebration of diverse voices. With its wide-ranging themes and eclectic speakers, JLF 2024 promises to be an unforgettable literary journey.
For literature enthusiasts eager to be a part of this literary extravaganza, registration and access to the festival will be available for just Rs 200 per day, ensuring that the joy of literature remains accessible to all.
Mark your calendars for February 1 to 5, 2024, and get ready to immerse yourself in the magic of stories at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2024.