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19 Feb 2021 - 28 Feb 2021

European literature in the spotlight at the Jaipur Literature Festival

The Jaipur Literature Festival will be held online from 19 to 28 February 2021, with a special edition featuring famous writers and curated for audiences across the world. The European Union will participate at the Jaipur Literature Festival for the first time as a Festival Partner through an extensive programme.

During the two weekends of the Festival (19-21 and 26-28 February), four European Prize for Literature laureates will take part in extensive conversations with Indian counterparts and interact with international audiences. The authors – Kevin Barry (Ireland), Meelis Friedenthal (Estonia), Rodaan Al Galidi (the Netherlands), and Adam Foulds (UK) – representing some of the most talented writers in Europe, will showcase the depth of the continent’s contemporary literature at South Asia’s biggest literary festival.

Next to the Festival’s main programme, the EU will also support encounters between literary professionals from Europe and India as part of the Festival’s B2B segment – the Jaipur BookMark (JBM). Three sessions will be supported by the EU and address themes including literary translation, current trends in international publishing markets, and the transnational circulation of literary output. EUPL laureates Matthias Nawrat (Germany) and Selja Ahava (Finland), and key industry stakeholders representing the Federation of European Publishers, Latvia, Greece, and Finland will engage with counterparts from the Indian publishing industry.

Take a look at the full programme of Jaipur Liaterature Festival 2021, with information on registration.