Jaipur Literature Festival 2024 announces impressive second tranche of speakers
The Jaipur Literature Festival brings together an eclectic mix of the world's most celebrated writers, intellectuals, humanitarians, politicians, business leaders, athletes, and entertainers, all championing the values of free expression and meaningful dialogue.
Jaipur: The highly anticipated 17th edition of the iconic Jaipur Literature Festival, scheduled to be held from February 1 to 5, 2024, at Hotel Clarks Amer in Jaipur, has just unveiled its second round of speakers. The festival promises to be a dynamic showcase of ideas, where writers, thinkers, idealists, realists, visionaries, intellectuals, and iconoclasts come together to engage in enlightening discussions, all bound by their deep love for literature.
The newly released list of 25 speakers is diverse and erudite, featuring accomplished individuals such as Akhil Katyal, a poet, translator, scholar, and author; Amia Srinivasan, an academic and author; Andrew Quintman, a scholar of Buddhist traditions in Tibet and the Himalayas; and Arundhathi Subramaniam, a renowned Indian poet and recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award. Other notable speakers include Bonnie Garmus, a copywriter, creative director, and debut novelist; Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, celebrated author of best-selling books; Damon Galgut, a Booker Prize-winning novelist and playwright; Diana Evans, an Orange Award-winning novelist, journalist, and critic; Gulzar Saab, the legendary poet, lyricist, and scriptwriter with over 100 books to his name.
The list continues with distinguished names like Hernan Diaz, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author; Kai Bird, a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and journalist; Katie Kitamura, an award-winning author and journalist; Kelly Dorji, a Bhutanese actor, model, and artist; Luke Syson, a British museum curator and art historian; and Justice Madan B. Lokur, a former Judge of the Supreme Court of India and Judge of the Supreme Court of Fiji. Malcolm Turnbull AC, the 29th prime minister of Australia and former politician and businessman; Maria Goretti, a television presenter, actor, and cookbook writer; Merve Emre, an academic and writer, are also among the distinguished speakers.
The festival will additionally feature Navdeep Suri, a former Indian Ambassador to the UAE, High Commissioner to Australia, Ambassador to Egypt, and Consul General in Johannesburg; Roger Cohen, a Pulitzer Prize and George Polk award recipient and journalist; Sarnath Banerjee, a graphic novelist, artist, and filmmaker; Shumona Sinha, an award-winning author; Vincent Brown, an academic and author; Vivek Shanbhag, an author, editor, and playwright; and Yascha Mounk, a German-born American political scientist and author.
The Jaipur Literature Festival brings together an eclectic mix of the world's most celebrated writers, intellectuals, humanitarians, politicians, business leaders, athletes, and entertainers, all championing the values of free expression and meaningful dialogue. Since its inception in 2007, the festival has hosted nearly 5,000 speakers and performers, attracting over a million literature enthusiasts from around the globe. Today, it has evolved into a global literary extravaganza, serving as a hub for captivating conversations, debates, and dialogues.
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