ABOUT JLF LONDON at the British Library -2022

Teamwork Arts, producer of the Jaipur Literature Festival, is delighted to present JLF London at the British Library, in its ninth consecutive year, from 10th - 12th June, 2022,  to celebrate books, creativity, dialogue, diversity and varied intellectual discourse.

The five-day Jaipur Literature Festival, held annually in the Pink City of Jaipur, is a riot of colour, energy, ideas and music against a backdrop of readings, dynamic discussions and debates. In March 2022, the 15th edition of the iconic Festival was celebrated as the first-ever hybrid Jaipur Literature Festival to much applause and acclaim. 

JLF London will encapsulate the spirit of the Jaipur Festival, with its pervasive sense of inclusiveness and community, and come again to the heart of London with a caravan of writers and thinkers, poets, balladeers and raconteurs, bringing alive South Asia’s unique multilingual literary heritage at the British Library.

In 2021, JLF London at the British Library was presented as a very special and hybrid festival with a few sessions held live at the British Library, the Aga Khan Centre and the Darjeeling Express Restaurant, and featured the likes of Elif Shafak, Tahmima Anam, Swati Thiyagarajan, Christos Tsiolkas, Raven Leilani, Rory Stewart, among others. Apart from the on-ground sessions running to packed houses, our digital performance during the festival exceeded our expectations by a mile, with our reach and impressions exceeding 5 million and 6 million respectively.

The upcoming ninth edition of the JLF London will bring together some of the world's most renowned writers, thinkers, artists, and entertainers to engage on some of the most pressing issues of today that include – India at 75; the Urgency of Borrowed Time (Climate Change); the 50th  Anniversary of the 1971 War; Translation; Poetry; Art and Music; Business; History and many more.

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