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Jaipur Literature Festival set to be held in May in Maldives; check the details

This year, the stage of the second edition of Jaipur Literature Festival will take place amidst the idyllic white sand beaches of Soneva Fushi in the favorite holiday destination of celebrities and influencers from Maldives in what is a one-of-a-kind collaboration. The festival is often referred to as “the greatest literary spectacle on Earth”.

It is scheduled to be held from May 13-22 and will celebrate the theme of “slow life” with speakers hosting events at different locations around the resort. Topics will include travel, fiction, food, art, welfare, climate change, and the environment.

This edition of the festival will have a lineup featuring eminent speakers from around the world, including authors André Aciman, Elif Shafak, Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieVikas Swarup, Shashi Tharoor, Patrick Redden Keefe, David Wallace Wells, William Dalrymple, Namita Gokhale and Oscar-nominated director Shobhaa De Mira Nair, Peter Frankopan, Roger Highfield, Francesca Cartier Brickell, Huma Abedin, among others. You can find the daily program on https://soneva.com/soneva-fushi-jlf/.

In addition to panels, morning yoga sessions, workshops and live shows will also be hosted, according to the Soneva Fushi website.

The website also mentions booking prices at INR 5,16,450 for a minimum stay of four nights for two people in a one bedroom pool villa. The package includes full access to the JLF Soneva Fushi program, including events, sessions, and workshops; Registration is on a first come, first served basis.

Talking about the collaboration, Sonu Shivdasani, the co-founder and CEO of Soneva Fushi said Deccan Herald“We are very proud to host the inaugural edition of JLF Soneva Fushi, the Maldives’ first-ever iteration of Jaipur’s iconic literature festival. The festival’s remarkable lineup is an opportunity to reconnect with the pure bliss of literature and the arts. I look forward to welcoming the list of outstanding international authors to our shores..”

The first edition of JLF this year was held in Jaipur from 28th January to 1st February. Previously, JLF has been held in locations around the world, including New York, TorontoDoha and Adelaide.

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