Keeping in mind the rising Covid numbers and its surge in tow, the 15th edition of Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), earlier scheduled between January 28-February 1, has now been postponed to March 5-14.
About 250 authors, thinkers, politicians and popular culture icons across the globe are expected to participate in the festival, which will be held in hybrid mode. It will be virtual from March 5-9, and in person from March 10-14.
“Keeping an eye on the rapidly advancing Omicron, we thought it best to reschedule the JLF to March. We remain committed to bring the meet back to Jaipur as an on-ground, immersive experience, promoting dialogue, discussion and debate on books and ideas,” festival producer Sanjoy K Roy said in a statement.
The festival this year will also witness a shift from its traditional venue Diggi Palace to Hotel Clarks Amber,
Among the notable luminaries to grace this year’s JLF — online and in-person — are Turkish novelist Elif Shafak, Hollywood actor-writer Rupert Everett, award-winning Srilankan writer Shehan Karunatilaka, eminent Jamaican poet Kei Miller, Booker Prize winner Damon Galgut, 2003 Booker Prize winner DBC Pierre British and historian-biographer Andrew Lownie.