Jaipur Literature Festival 2017: Third list of speakers out

For its 10th edition in 2017, the Jaipur Literature Festival organisers have started unveiling names of speakers in batches of 10.

Jaipur Literature Festival — the much awaited annual celebration of literature and wonderful writing, will complete a decade in 2017. On the occasion, the prestigious festival has announced ‘The Freedom to Dream: India at 70’ as its theme and will focus on 70 years of India as a democracy. The Pink City will host the five-day fest from January 19 to 23, 2017 at Diggi Palace Hotel.

Ahead of the festival that has seen eminent writers and thinkers come together under one roof in the past, the names of authors and literary personalities will be revealed in an interesting way. To celebrate its 10th edition, the organisers will unveil the speakers with their initiative #10speakers10weeks. And two lists have already been declared.

The third list of names was unveiled on November 1 (Tuesday) and has Ajay Navaria, one of the most celebrated Hindi writers of his generation famous for his short stories Unclaimed Terrain, Anya Kahaniyan, Yes Sir and his novel Udhar ke Log; Manju Kapur, whose Difficult Daughters won the Commonwealth Prize for the Best First Novel, Eurasia region; Margo Jefferson, the author of Negroland: A Memoir, which received the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography. Other literary personalities in the list include Marcos Giralt Torrente, Neelima Dalmia Adhar, Alex Ross, Ha-Joon Chang, Roy Foster, Linda Colley and Jeremy Paxman. Read more