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Jaipur: 550 Writers, Speakers, Performers & 24 Languages

Jaipur 550 Writers, Speakers, Performers & 24 Languages

Jaipur: 550 Writers, Speakers, Performers & 24 Languages

JAIPUR, (IANS) – Jaipur Literature Festival 2024, the literary extravaganza, will see over 550 writers, speakers, and performers representing 16 Indian and 8 international languages.

The Indian languages also include Awadhi, Kurukh, Sanskrit, Toda, and the Banjara language – Lamani.

The festival will feature literary minds, including Aarathi Prasad, National Geographic’s Regional Manager for Europe and Western Asia, an Honorary Research Fellow in Genetics, Evolution, and Environment at University College London, and author of ‘Silk: A History in Three Metamorphoses.’

Ajay Jadeja, former India cricketer, and commentator; Anand Neelakantan, author of the blockbuster ‘Bahubali’ trilogy, ‘Asura: Tale of the Vanquished’, and the Ajaya series among others; Anjan Sundaram, award-winning author of ‘Bad News: Last Journalists in a Dictatorship’ and ‘Stringer: A Reporter’s Journey in the Congo’, journalist and television presenter.

Ben Macintyre, author of 14 non-fiction history books, including ‘Operation Mincemeat’, ‘A Spy Amongst Friends’, ‘SAS: Rogue Heroes’, and most recently, ‘Colditz: Prisoners of the Castle’, all of which have been Sunday Times bestsellers.

Bonnie Garmus, novelist, copywriter, and creative director; Jan Michalski Prize for Literature-winning author Georgi Gospodinov; Gopal Krishna Gandhi, former Governor of West Bengal, author of the latest ‘I Am an Ordinary Man: India’s Struggle for Freedom’ (1914–1948) and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi.

Hernan Diaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning, and New York Times bestselling author of ‘Trust and In the Distance’; Jonathan Freedland, columnist, Orwell Prize-winning journalist, and author of 12 books, including ‘The Escape Artist: The Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the World’.

Katherine Rundell, author of ‘Super-Infinite’ (which won the Baillie Gifford Prize), and ‘The Golden Mole’ and ‘Other Vanishing Treasure’, both Sunday Times bestsellers; Katie Kitamura, award-winning author of the recent novel, ‘Intimacies’; Nicholas Shakespeare, prize-winning British novelist of the recent and critically acclaimed biography of Ian Fleming.

Sital Kalantry, law professor and writer of ‘Court on Trial’; Sonora Jha, professor of journalism and author of ‘The Laughter and Foreign’ (finalist for the Shakti Bhatt Prize, the Hindu Prize and long listed for the DSC Prize).

The Jaipur Literature Festival is scheduled to be held from February 1 to 5. 

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