Source : DNA
An array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors will descend on Jaipur for ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival’s 12th edition to be held from January 24th-28th.
The diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages. This year will see the master of the twist-in-the-tale Jeffrey Archer in conversation with journalist Barkha Dutt, where he will talk about his extraordinary literary career and life in politics and introduce his recently-released new book, Heads You Win, a work of fiction spanning two continents and 30 years.
A number of sessions have been planned on the exhaustive, and excruciatingly precise craft of the novel.
Examining the actual process of producing a great and memorable novel in The Writer at Work, are five novelists from around the world –Ahdaf Soueif, Álvaro Enrigue, Colson Whitehead, Hari Kunzru and Yann Martel – belonging across Mexico to Egypt, talking about their search for inspiration with Chandrahas Choudhury.
Five of the world’s greatest living novelists – Vikram Chandra, Sebastian Barry, Andrew Sean Greer, Tania James, and Ben Okri – share their insights on the art of the novel in Where Does Fiction Come From? They explore questions like ‘What is the process of creating fiction?’ and ‘How do you make up characters and situations that are believable and why should the reader care?’
Evocative writer of fluid prose Anuradha Roy will talk about her work, and latest novel All the Lives We Never Lived, a powerful parable of love and loss, telling the story of men and women trapped in a dangerous era uncannily similar to the present.
In the session ‘Before and After Pi’, Man Booker-winning Yann Martel, whose bestseller Life of Pi scaled unbelievable heights, both as a novel and as a film, talks about his writing and life before and after the life-changing success of Pi, with novelist Jerry Pinto.
In a session appropriately titled The Dharma of the Storyteller, acclaimed author Ashwin Sanghi will speak of The Bharat Series, the ‘dharma’ of the storyteller in conversation with Meghna Pant.