Source : Times of India
JAIPUR: Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) announced its second list of 30 speakers out of over 250 speakers expected to attend the 2019 edition which is to be held from January 24-28.
The second list of 30 speakers include Indian writers such as the bestselling Ashwin Sanghi, known for his crime thrillers written along with James Patterson as well as columnist and book author Shobhaa De and Rana Dasgupta, winner of the 2010 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book for Solo and a nominee for the Orwell and Ondaatje Prizes in 2015 for Capital. Other speakers include Amitabha Bagchi, author of the recent Half the Night is Gone and a nominee of the Dublin IMPAC Literary Prize 2015 for This Place.
The second list announced Monday also features Union minister KJ Alphons, Egyptian writer and cultural commentator Ahdaf Soueif, social activist Aruna Roy, former Chief Election Commissioner Navin B Chawla and historian Ruby Lal, filmmaker Meghna Gulzar, among others.
Apart from these journalist-writer Steve Coll who is two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and Dean of the Columbia Journalism School since 2013 will also be part of the festival. Till now Jaipur Literature Festival has announced 60 speakers who are expected to be part of the event.