News & events > ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival
21 Jan 2016 - 25 Jan 2016

ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival

12088459_1089319024433808_3611362516188369054_n As the largest FREE literary festival on earth, the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival brings together some of the greatest thinkers and writers from across South Asia and the world. It takes place in  Jaipur 21-25 January 2016, with the  publishing sector initiative Jaipur BookMark on 21-22 January, focusing on literature in translation. From Nobel laureates to local language writers, Man Booker prize winners to debut novelists, every January the most remarkable, witty, sensitive and brilliant collection of authors come together for five days of readings, debates and discussions at the beautiful Diggi Palace in the Rajasthani capital. JLF, which began in 2006, is now regarded as a cultural catalyst within India and around the world, exposing audiences to a constant flow of ideas. Featuring live music sessions and interactive workshops, the Festival provides a space to dare, dream and imagine. Learn more about the programme and speakers Jaipur BookMark – Where South Asia Meets the World 21st & 22nd, January, 2016 Two years ago, the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival began an important new initiative: Jaipur BookMark (JBM). Conceptualised as a B2B segment, JBM is held parallel to ZEE JLF and provides a platform for publishers, literary agents, authors, translation agencies and writers to meet, talk business deals, listen to speakers from across the world and perhaps even sign the occasional contract. JBM 2016 will focus on translation. With its wealth of literature in over 23 languages, India offers a rich landscape of writing. JBM is well placed to showcase the best of this and to help facilitate the sale and exchange of rights both between Indian languages and internationally. JBM 2016 will feature a catalogue of a select list of works on offer for translation, samples of translations for publishers and agents to get a feel of the work, discussions on rights sales and contracts for print, digital and film.