Tagore’s bust at his ancestral home at Joransankho, Kolkata
Last year after the Nobel Prize was cancelled and an alternative Nobel Prize in Literature, also known as Academy Prize, was given to Marys Conde, a Guadeloupean ( a region of France in the Carribbean), this year the Nobel committee is announcing two awards as if to make up for lost time.
The award was first given in 1901, by the will of Alfred Nobel, to “the person who, in the field of literature, produced the most outstanding work in an idealistic direction”, judged to be French poet, Sully Prudhomme, that year. Tagore, VS Naipaul, Wole Soyinka, Kenzaburō Ōe, Toni Morrison have been among the luminaries of this award. This year the winners will be announced on Thursday 10 October, 2019.
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The programme for the upcoming ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) 2015—slated to be held between January 21 and 25—is now live on the festival’s website. Visitors can look forward to sessions such as ‘Selfie: The Art of the Memoir’ with Elizabeth Gilbert, ‘The Conflict of Dharma in the Mahabharata’ with Amish Tripathi and Bibek Debroy, as well as a historic session that will see titans of literature Paul Theroux and VS Naipaul appear together on stage.
Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2015 will see a coup of sorts. It has got Paul Theroux and VS Naipaul to attend, making this the first time (barring one very public shaking of hands nearly three years ago) that the two writers, friends before a very acrimonious falling out in 1996, will share the same platform.
Nobel 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.
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