Amid the surging COVID cases, the forthcoming Jaipur Literature Festival scheduled on 28 January has been postponed to March 5-14 now. The 15th edition of this annual festival will be organised in a hybrid style.
As the organisers of JLF informed on Friday, the on-ground version of this stunning spread of literature, lecture and communion planned to take place between January 28 to February 1, 2022, its online version was thought to proceed till February 6, earlier. Now, the 10-day event will mark its super virtual presence from March 5 to March 9 whereas the offline program will be hosted from March 10 to March 14.
JLF will be held in a hybrid format this year!
After garnering over one crore views last year in virtual format, the 15th edition of this annual festival is going to be held in a hybrid manner. Famed as the biggest literary show, JLF annual festival will host about 250 authors, thinkers, politicians and popular culture icons from all across the globe.
Apart from the change in arrangements, the organizers have also switched the venue this year in order to adjust the anticipated footfall while following all the COVID safety protocols. While Diggi Palace was well-known for being the traditional venue of JLF, this year, the event will be held at Hotel Clarks Amer, Jaipur, instead.
The producer of the festival Sanjoy K Roy expressed his views on postponing the event, “Keeping in mind the beginning of the new variant and the quick growth in the number of cases throughout the country, we felt it would be best to reschedule the Festival and hold it in March 2022. We are still committed to bringing the Festival back to Jaipur as an on-ground. We will make sure the event will be an immersive occasion, encouraging discussion, meeting and debate on publications and ideas”.
Prominent literary legends to contribute to JLF this year!
Just like every year, the list of people taking part in this international literary festival this year includes the list of world-renowned poets, authors and historians. The high profile list of speakers includes Elif Shafaq, Turkish bestselling novelist; Rupert Everett, a famous Hollywood actor-writer; Shehan Karunatilaka, an award-winning Srilankan writer; Kei Miller, an eminent Jamaican poet; Damon Galgut, winner of Booker Prize; DBC Pierre, winner of British 2003 Booker Prize and Andrew Lownie, a historian-biographer, among many others.