One of the giveaways of digital editions of literature festivals during the pandemic was the chance to listen to writers who might not have been able to make the long trip to India otherwise. That said, for those who missed the buzz of participating in a conversation with some of the world’s best writers in the same room, hope is before us. The Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), after hosting virtual sessions of its main event in Jaipur, international satellite editions and other series, has just announced registration for a hybrid literary festival in 2022, with events in line and physical. As planned, the usual festival venue at Diggi Palace will now host the music events while sessions will be held at the Clarks Amer Hotel, Jaipur.
How to register for Jaipur Literature Festival 2022
Considered “the greatest literary spectacle on Earth”, JLF is celebrated for having some of the most influential names in arts and literature on the same stage – think 2,000 speakers reaching over a million literary enthusiasts across the country. over the past decade. From January 28 to February 1, 2022, you can attend the events in Jaipur (register here) and hop on the online sessions from January 28 to February 6, 2022 (registration is free, register here).
Damon Galgut, winner of the Booker Prize 2021, is on the first list of announced speakers, alongside Jonathan Franzen, DBC Pierre, Farrukh Dhondy, Kunal Basu, Arundhathi Subramaniam, Ambarish Satwik, BN Goswamy, Bruno Maçães, Cat Jarman, Mukulika Banerjee , Shashi Tharoor, Shivani Sibal, Tripurdaman Singh and Vikram Sampath. While the lineup is being finalized, advance tickets for the Jaipur edition cost Rs200 and include access to session venues, food courts and art installation spaces.
There’s more: JLF will cross the coast of the Maldives for the first time, hosted at Soneva Fushi from May 13 to 22, 2022. The festival will focus on both weekends and promises daily opening sessions and small sessions. intimate groups, with JLF’s signature music concerts and Soneva’s unique experiences. André Aciman, Peter Frankopan, Shobhaa De, alongside festival director Namita Gokhale and co-director William Dalrymple, are among the authors announced. More here.