Source : The Indian Express
This year’s international line-up includes two Pulitzer prize-winning authors, Andrew Sean Greer, who won it for his novel Less in 2018, and Colson Whitehead, who won it the year before for The Underground Railroad.
This is one of the best years for international fiction at the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF),” says Sanjoy Roy, of Teamwork Arts, one of the organisers of the literary festival. On January 24, the festival’s 11th edition kicks off at Jaipur’s Diggi Palace hotel.
In the last couple of years, the organisers have also used the festival to showcase and promote the works of various artists. Marc Quinn will appear at a session titled “After Bloodhead”, to explore what it is to be human in the world today through subjects including the body, genetics, identity, environment and the media. Also on display will be tribal Warli art, presented by the Ojas Art Award.
One of the most popular events at JLF is the Music Stage, to be held every evening during the festival. This year’s list of performers includes Indian Ocean, L Subramaniam, DubFX, Jasbir Jassi, Kutle Khan, and the Nooran Sisters, among others.