Oh, To Be in Rajasthan Today

In Global Trade Talk by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka

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The Jaipur Literature Festival starts today and looks to have a stellar line-up of authors, ranging from local celebrities such as Shobhaa De and Chetan Bhagat, to international starts like Alexander McCall Smith and Roberto Calasso. The event, now it its fifth year was co-founded by Indian writer Namita Gokhale and British travel writer William Dalrymple, and is quickly developing a reputation as perhaps the most enjoyable book event in Asia. Not only does the event take place on the grounds of the stunning Diggi Palace, but festivities include readings and talks, as well as literary lunches, children’s workshops and plenty of music performances. It’s too late to book your travel now (or perhaps it’s not, oh you lucky person you), but if you can make it to Rajasthan in time, drop us a note and let us know how it’s going.

PERUSE: This year’s stellar line-up of speakers.

WATCH: A selection of last year’s highlights and presentations.

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

Edward Nawotka is the Editor-in-Chief of Publishing Perspectives. A former foreign correspondent, he has covered the book business exclusively since 2000, serving as daily news editor for Publishers Weekly and columnist for Bloomberg News.