Second round of speakers at Jaipur Literature Festival 2022
New Delhi, November 27 (SocialNews.XYZ) The annual Jaipur Literature Festival has announced its second list of speakers for the long-awaited 15th edition, which will take place from January 28 to February 1, 2022 in Jaipur. As the list just published shows, the Festival will once again be a great marathon of ideas between idealists, realists, visionaries, intellectuals, avant-garde and iconoclasts, who will engage in an enlightened discussion and will be united by a love. unwavering for Literature.
The second list of 25 speakers includes Indian poet, LGBTQ rights activist and author of Like Blood on the Bitten Tongue: Delhi Poems and How Many Countries Does the Indus Cross Akhil Katyal; British biographer, literary agent and author of several books – including those on the life of writer John Buchan, spy Guy Burgess and Edward VIII – Andrew Lownie; writer and journalist Anindita Ghose, based in Mumbai; British archaeologist and author (co-authored with the late anthropologist David Graeber) of New York Times bestselling The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity David Wengrow; award-winning Anglo-Turkish novelist and Turkey’s most widely read female author Elif Shafak; Rajya Sabha MP, former Union Minister and author of several well-known books Jairam Ramesh; Sahitya Akademi Award recipient, renowned poet, writer, critic, playwright and publisher who has written extensively in English and Malayalam K. Satchidanandan; Kei Miller, Jamaican poet, writer and essayist nominated for the PEN Open Book Award.
Making the list more dynamic, the stellar line-up includes renowned Bangladeshi journalist Mahfuz Anam; critically acclaimed historian and writer of the most recent False Allies: India’s Maharajahs in the Age of Ravi Varma Manu S. Pillai; American scholar and author of the award-winning books Edge of Empire, Liberty’s Exiles, and The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World Maya Jasanoff; British writer of the book shortlisted for the Booker Prize Brick Lane – Monica Ali; actor, child rights activist and author of six children’s books, translated into more than 15 languages around the world, Nandana Dev Sen; Co-chair of Forbes Marshall, engineer, businessman and author of The Struggles and the Promises Naushad D. Forbes; feminist, editor and writer of the recent ZOHRA! A biography in four acts Ritu Menon; author of international bestsellers and award-winning books Underland, The Old Ways, Landmarks and The Lost Words: A Spell Book (with writer Jackie Morris) – Robert Macfarlane.
Giving a diverse flavor, the list of speakers includes acclaimed Hollywood actor, director and writer Rupert Everett; award-winning British poet, author of 12 poetry books, two wildlife books and two Ruth Padel novels; Indian novelist, critic and scholar Saikat Majumdar; Sri Lankan Chinaman: The Legend of Pradeep Mathew who won Commonwealth Prize, DSC Prize, Gratiaen Prize and was named the second greatest cricket book of all time – Shehan Karunatilaka; award-winning Indian film actress, television personality and author Sonali Bendre; Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar, author of recipient Tanuj Solanki; author of a series of books which include The Body Adorned, Discourse in Early Buddhist Art and Yogini Cult and Temples and India: A Story Through 100 Objects Padma Bhushan Vidya Dehejia; senior Indian journalist and national award-winning filmmaker Vinod Kapri.
Namita Gokhale, Writer, Editor and Co-Director of Jaipur Literature Festival, said: “Our second list of speakers unfolds to provide further insight into the rich diversity of voices that will be presented at Jaipur Literature Festival 2022. We are proud to present writers and thinkers, dreamers and actors, from all languages, cultures and continents. “
William Dalrymple, writer, historian and co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival, said: “We come back with a truly spectacular roster of literary superstars from around the world. In fiction we have this year’s Booker winner, the great Damon Galgut, his predecessors Monica Ali and DBC Pierre, Pulitzer winner Jonathan Franzen, and Turkish superstar Elif Shafak. We have Rob Macfarlane on Nature Writing, Rupert Everett on Hollywood, Vidya Dehejia on Chola Bronzes. We also focus on archeology and ancient history: Cat Jarman on Vikings, David Wengrove on Dawn of Everything and many more. “
Each year, the Festival brings together a diverse mix of the world’s greatest writers, thinkers, humanitarians, politicians, business leaders, athletes and artists on one stage to defend freedom of expression and engage in debate and thoughtful dialogue. The festival has hosted nearly 5,000 speakers and performers and has hosted over a million book lovers from all over the world since its inception in 2007. Today, Jaipur Literature Festival has grown into a global literary phenomenon, which is home to engaging conversations, debates and dialogues. .