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.
The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world's greatest research libraries. Its collection has developed over 250 years and exceeds 150 million separate items representing every age of written civilisation and includes books, journals, manuscripts, maps, stamps, music, patents, photographs, newspapers and sound recordings in all written and spoken languages.
Meet some of the British Library’s greatest treasures online. Explore some of the greatest writers and their work at Discovering Literature and astonishing collections of Sacred Texts. The Library also looks after South Asian collections of extraordinary range and diversity, and works to share these with the world through importantdigitisation
Continuing the Library’s vibrant cultural programme, its next major exhibition will be Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women’s Rights.