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World’s Top Fiction Authors to Attend the Jaipur Literature Festival 2023

on Oct 27, 2022
World’s Top Fiction Authors to Attend the Jaipur Literature Festival 2023

The magic of fiction is such that it has the power to transport the reader through the sheer artistry and power of storytelling. A distinguished list of fiction writers from across the world participates in the 16th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival, which honors the creative force of the mind.

The Festival is slated to take place at Hotel Clarks Amer in Jaipur from January 19–23, 2023.

Some of the finest fiction authors in the world will examine the thrilling subjects, captivating storylines, and a variety of compelling characters that figure in their literature as we celebrate the vast repertory of Indian and foreign languages at the Festival.

Elaine Canning, Era Tak, Hannah Rothschild, Tripti Pandey, Jamil Jan Kochai, Janice Pariat, and Katherine Rundell are among the other thought-provoking speakers on the roster.

Other authors participating in the festival include best-selling historian and novelist Katie Hickman, Kiran Manral, award-winning author Manjiri Prabhu, Marlon James, Moin Mir, Festival Co-Director and Sahitya Akademi recipient Namita Gokhale, Navtej Sarna, a former Indian ambassador to the United States and author, Sudha Murthy, a bilingual author, and Tiffany Tsao, a writer and literary translator.

Renowned authors like Nobel Prize winner Abdulrazak Gurnah, 2022 Booker Prize winner Shehan Karunatilaka, and Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar recipient Tanuj Solanki are among the speakers who had been previously announced. Other speakers include Ashok Ferrey, Ashwin Sanghi, Avinuo Kire, Bernardine Evaristo, Chigozie Obioma, Howard Jacobson, NoViolet Bulawayo, and poet Jerry Pinto, novelist.

For all readers in India and internationally, the Jaipur Literature Festival is the premier event.

The Festival's distinctive seminars, music stage, Festival Buzzar, food booths, and more will be available to attendees this year as they enjoy the 16th Edition's much-anticipated celebration of the power of words.

The Jaipur Literature Festival dubbed the "biggest literary event on Earth," is a delectable feast of thoughts.

It has hosted over 5,000 lecturers and artists over the past ten years and welcomed over a million book lovers from all over the world in addition to becoming a global literary sensation.

Our fundamental principles—to act as a democratic, non-aligned platform that provides free and equitable access—remain unaltered.

Every year, the Festival gathers a varied group of the world's best authors, intellectuals, humanitarians, politicians, business leaders, and entertainers to speak on a single platform on the importance of expressing one's ideas freely and participating in serious discussion and debate.

The five-day program is set against Rajasthan's beautiful cultural legacy and is produced by Teamwork Arts with assistance from writers and festival directors Namita Gokhale and William Dalrymple.

Previous speakers have included Nobel Laureates J. M. Coetzee, Orhan Pamuk, Malala Yousafzai, Muhammad Yunus, and Joseph Stiglitz; Man Booker Prize winners Ben Okri, Douglas Stuart, Margaret Atwood, and Paul Beatty; Sahitya Akademi winners Gulzar, Javed Akhtar, M. T. Vasudevan Nair; the late Girish Karnad, Mahasweta Devi, and U. R. Ananthamurthy.

The Festival, a yearly occasion that extends beyond literature, has also welcomed speakers such as Amartya Sen, Amitabh Bachchan, and the late A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Bill Gates, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Oprah Winfrey, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Stephen Fry, Thomas Piketty, and former Afghan president Hamid Karzai.

The Jaipur Literature Festival is a significant occasion for Teamwork Arts, which also organizes more than 25 renowned performing arts, visual arts, and literary festivals in more than 40 places throughout the world.

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