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JLF 2023 to be held between January 19 and 23 at Hotel Clarks, Amer

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JLF2023 to be held between January 19 and 23 at Hotel Clarks, Amer

JLF2023 – Registrations are Open

The world’s most charismatic literary show will be back in Jaipur in 2023. For its 16th edition, the festival is scheduled between 19 – 23 January 2023, and will be held at Hotel Clarks, Amer, Jaipur. The 15 year old festival has brought in nearly 5000 speakers and has grown to be a global phenomenon.

  • Festival Dates: JLF 2023 is scheduled to take place from 19 – 23 January 2023 at the Hotel Clarks Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan.
  •  The Festival will offer a representation of all Indian national languages and multiple foreign languages with sessions spread across 5 venues with over 250 speakers.
  • First List of Speakers Announced: Abdulrazak Gurnah, Anamika, Anthony Sattin, Ashok Ferrey, Ashwin Sanghi, Avinuo Kire, Bernardine Evaristo, Chigozie Obioma, Daisy Rockwell, Deepti Naval, Howard Jacobson, Jerry Pinto, Katie Kitamura, Manil Suri, Martin Puchner, Merve Emre, NoViolet Bulawayo, Rana Safvi, Ruth Ozeki, Sathnam Sanghera, Shehan Karunatilaka, Tanuj Solanki, Vauhini Vara, Vincent Brown and Vir Sanghvi
  • Volunteer Programme: The Jaipur Literature Festival runs a successful Volunteer Programme that forms the backbone of its operations while offering young enthusiasts an unmatched enriching experience, enabling them to see first-hand what goes into making and managing a festival of this scale. A 250-strong ‘army’ of dedicated volunteers work across the Festival’s 25 departments. Volunteer registrations for JLF2023 are open till October 31, 2022.
  • Registration and Delegate Packages: Online registration for the Festival is mandatory and attendees can register via the Festival website. Visitors can also buy Friends of Festival (Delegate) Packages to experience the Festival’s magic as with exclusive privileges, relaxing in the Friends of the Festival Lounge, with invites to the Jaipur Music Stage and Heritage Evening.

Some of the authors attending the festival: 

Winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature Abdulrazak Gurnah

Noted Sahitya Akademi awardee, Hindi poet, translator and writer of Aienasaaz Anamika

Acclaimed author of the recent Nomads: The Wanderers Who Shaped Our World Anthony Sattin

DSC Prize shortlisted and the prestigious Gratiaen Prize nominated Sri Lankan author Ashok Ferrey

One of India’s highest-selling English fiction writers Ashwin Sanghi

Gifted Naga writer Avinuo Kire whose latest novel is Where the Cobbled Path Leads

The first mixed-race woman author to win the Booker Prize for her Girl, Woman, Other – Bernardine Evaristo

The two-time Booker Prize shortlisted Chigozie Obioma

Translator of the International Booker winner novel Ret Samadhi/Tomb of SandDaisy Rockwell

Celebrated Indian actress, director and writer Deepti Naval.

Booker Prize winning British novelist Howard Jacobson

Mumbai-based poet, novelist, short story writer, translator & well-known journalist Jerry Pinto

Author of the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award longlisted book Intimacies Katie Kitamura

Distinguished mathematics professor and author of The Big Bang of Numbers: How to Build the Universe Using Only MathManil Suri

Prize-winning author of the bestselling books The Written World and The Language of ThievesMartin Puchner

Turkish-American author, academic, and literary critic Merve Emre

2022 Booker Prize shortlisted author of GloryNoViolet Bulawayo

Indian writer, blogger and translator Rana Safvi

Booker-nominated American-Canadian author, filmmaker and Zen Buddhist priest Ruth Ozeki

Author of the bestselling Empireland: How Imperialism Has Been Shaped Modern Britain which inspired Channel 4’s Empire State of MindSathnam Sanghera

Booker-shortlisted author of The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida, Shehan Karunatilaka

Winner of the 2019 Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar Award, Tanuj Solanki

Author of the New York Times Editors’ Choice book The Immortal King RaoVauhini Vara

American historian and academic Vincent Brown

Well-known Indian journalist who became the youngest editor in the history of Indian journalism Vir Sanghvi.

Registration and access to the Online Edition of the Festival will be free and open to all. Registration to the On-Ground Edition of the Festival will be available from INR 200 per day. Attendees can also purchase Friends of the Festival Packages, which offer a special experience of the Festival and take them on a compelling cultural journey.


Picture: Used for representative purposes was taken at Diggi Palace Venue during one of the earlier editions

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