The 2018 ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival kicks off tomorrow, Thursday, January 25. Now in its eleventh year, the five-day festival, and the accompanying Jaipur BookMark program, brings together writers, thinkers, leaders, entertainers, and publishing professionals from around the world to discuss literature, journalism, economics, the environment, publishing, and more.
If you’re headed to Jaipur, you can find discussions about international literature and translation—many featuring writers and translators who have appeared in Words Without Borders—at the following festival events. Journalist Janice Pariat will be covering the festival for WWB—check back for her dispatch from Jaipur!
THURSDAY, JANUARY 25
3:45pm—Interrogating the Margins
Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar and Manoranjan Byapari in conversation with Arunava Sinha.
5:15pm—Poetry Hour 7×7: Kavita Nirantar
Adriana Lisboa, John Freeman, Arundhathi Subramaniam, Ashok Vajpeyi, Era Tak, Galina Lazareva, and Ikraam Rajasthani in conversation with Mohini Gupta.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 26
1:40pm—Book Launch for The Himalayan Arc: Journeys East of South-East
Edited by Namita Gokhale, readings and conversations with Janice Pariat, John Elliott, Ma Thida, Manoj Joshi, Prajwal Parajuly, Salil Tripathi and Sujeev Shakya.
3:45pm—Language, Identity, and Translation
Cecilia Moulton, Annie Montaut, Elin Haf Gruffydd Jones, Han Yujoo, Mridula Nath Chakroborty, and Tara June Winch in conversation with Sudeep Sen.
Arunava Sinha, K. Srinivas Rao, Mini Krishnan, Sukrita Paul Kumar, Tridip Suhrud, and Vivek Shanbhag in conversation with Aditi Maheshwari Goyal.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 27
11:15am—The Future of New Writing
Charmaine Craig, Kaya Genç, Jeet Thayil, Joshua Ferris, Nadifa Mohamed, and Rabih Alameddine in conversation with John Freeman.
12:30pm—Itihaas: Translating Historical Fiction
Abhijit Kothari, Rita Kothari, and Vikrant Pande, in conversation with Tridip Suhrud.
1:40pm—Readings from Six Continents
Adriana Lisboa, Han Yujoo, John Freeman, Josefine Klougart, Léonora Miano, and Tara June Winch in conversation with Radha Chakravarty.
1:40pm— Litro World Series: India: The Power of Fiction Across Borders and of Translation
Shashi Tharoor, Suki Kim, Tishani Doshi, and Vivek Shanbhag in conversation with Eric Akoto.
2:30pm—How do Books Travel?
Adriana Lisboa, Eurig Salisbury, Hemant Divate, Sampurna Chattarji, and Sunandan Roy Chowdhury in conversation with Alexandra Buchler.
3:45pm—When the Moon Shines by Day
Nayantara Sahgal in conversation with Chandrahas Choudhury.
Carin Gerhardsen, Gerður Kristný, Josefine Klougart, Minna Lindgren, and Zac O’Yeah in conversation with Odd Harald Hauge.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 28
2:30pm—Words Are All We Have
Han Yujoo, Janice Pariat, and Leïla Slimani in conversation with Prajwal Parajuly.
3:45pm—Translating the Unstranslatable
Akhil Katyal, Galina Lazareva, Mini Krishnan, and Radha Chakravarty in conversation with Manasi Subramaniam.
Janice Pariat, Jeet Thayil, Jovan Mays, Melizarani T. Selva, Nathalie Handal, and Tishani Doshi, introduced by John Freeman.
MONDAY, JANUARY 29
11:15am—Writing the Arab World
Alia Malek, Rabih Alameddine, Rodaan Al-Galidi, and Susan Abulhawa in conversation with Yasmine El Rashidi.
3:45pm—Where the Line is Drawn: Crossing Boundaries in Occupied Palestine
Raja Shehadeh in conversation with Susan Abulhawa.
5:15pm—Closing Debate—#MeToo: Do Men Still Have It too Easy?
Bee Rowlatt, John Freeman, Pinky Anand, Ruchira Gupta, Sandip Roy, and Vinod Dua in conversation with Namita Bhandare.