VS Naipaul, Eleanor Catton to attend Jaipur lit fest

NaipaulNobel laureate VS Naipaul, 2013 Man Booker Prize winner Eleanor Catton, novelist Hanif Kureishi and current Man Booker Prize nominee Neel Mukherjee are some of the authors scheduled to attend the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2015 here early next year, a statement said Wednesday.

The eighth edition of the five-day festival will be held Jan 21-25 at the Diggi Palace here.

“The festival this year will have various themes running through various sessions and panel discussions. There will be a strong emphasis on poetry and the rich literature of the seven sister states of north-east India,” the statement said.

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