Jaipur Literature Festival

The 12th edition of Jaipur Literature Festival announces the second list of 30 speakers

The Zee JLF announced its second list of 30 speakers out of over 250 speakers expected to attend the 2019 edition. 

The second list of speakers features Ahdaf Soueif, Amitabha Bagchi, Amitava Kumar, Anita Nair, Aruna Roy, Ashok Chakradhar, Ashwin Sanghi, Asne Seierstad, Devdutt Pattanaik, James Crabtree, James Mallinson, Jerry Pinto, Kanishk Tharoor, Kim Wagner, KJ Alphons, Makarand Paranjape, Manoranjan Byapari, Meghna Gulzar, Naina Lal Kidwai, Navin Chawla, Neelesh Misra, Rana Dasgupta, Roy Strong, Ruby Lal, Ruth Padel, Sandeep Unnithan, Shobhaa De, Shubhangi Swarup, Steve Coll and Subodh Gupta.

The festival list sparkles with- India’s most popular authors with two New York Times bestselling crime thrillers written along with James Patterson under his belt among other numerous books; the irrepressible, fearless and delightfully irreverent Shobhaa De who comments extensively on India’s socio-cultural-political contours and is author of 20 books andcountless columns; the acclaimed RanaDasgupta, author of the short story collection Tokyo Cancelled, winner of the 2010 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize forBest Book for Solo and a nominee forthe Orwell and Ondaatje Prizes in 2015 for CapitalAmitabha Bagchi, author of therecent Half the Night is Gone and anominee of the Dublin IMPAC Literary Prize 2015 for This Place, Professor of English at Vassar College and a GuggenheimFellow, Amitava Kumar whose latestwork, Immigrant, Montana: A Novel, isan erotic and enigmatic exploration of the quintessential immigrant psyche; Anita Nair, Sahitya Akademi awardeeandcelebrated author, playwright and poet of The Better Man, Ladies Coupé,Mistress, Lessons in Forgetting, Idris: Keeper of the Light, Malabar Mind,among others; and New York Times &Guardian columnist, BBC presenter of the popular radio show Museum of Lost Objects and much feteddebutante novelist Kanishk Tharoor, authorof Swimmer Among the Stars, which wasnamed the Guardian and NPR Best Book of the Year.

So, get ready for the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival with the inspiring speakers !

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