ABOUT JLF LONDON at the British Library -2023

Teamwork Arts, producer of the iconic annual Jaipur Literature Festival, celebrates its 10th edition of JLF London at the British Library, from 9th-11th June, 2023. 

The five-day Jaipur Literature Festival, held annually in the Pink City of Jaipur, is a celebration of the power of words and ideas amid a riot of colour, music, art and cuisine, through discourse and debate. In January 2023, the 16th edition of the world's biggest literary show was held at Hotel Clarks Amer, Jaipur. 

JLF London will embody the multi-faceted spirit of the Jaipur Festival, with its grand ideal of of inclusiveness and community, and be back at the heart of London with a caravan of writers and thinkers, poets, balladeers and raconteurs, who will bring alive South Asia’s unique multilingual literary heritage at the British Library. 

In 2022, JLF London took place at the British Library with sessions featuring leading writers such as author Monica Ali speaking on her book Love Marriage, International Booker Prize winner Geetanjali Shree on her award-winning novel Ret Samadhi (Tomb of Sand), Booker Prize winning author Howard Jacobson on his memoir Mother's Boy, historian Simon Sebag Montefiore on Russia, television presenter Anita Rani on her new book The Right Sort of Girl and Indian historian and writer Ramchandra Guha on his latest work, Rebels Against the Raj.

The upcoming  edition of JLF London at the British Library is a milestone, marking ten years of the festival in London, and promises to bring together some of the world's most renowned and relevant voices to speak on themes like the Urgency of Borrowed Time (Climate Change), Science and Technology, Shakespeare and PG Wodehouse, Food and Film, History and Diversity, Business and Art, among others.

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Program 2023

1. Myth and Memory

Amish in conversation with Shashi Tharoor

2. The Earth Transformed

Peter Frankopan in conversation with William Dalrymple

3. Decoding Creativity

Venki Ramakrishnan and Alice Oswald in conversation

4. The Case for Nature

Siddarth Shrikanth and Gaia Vince in conversation with Roger Highfield

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