About ZEE JLF@Boulder
This September, the "greatest literary show on Earth" returns for the fourth time to Boulder.
A festival of literature from all over the world, ZEE JLF at Boulder promises to be an event unlike any other. Free and accessible to everyone, the Festival invites you to join us in examining the human experience through the reflections and imaginations of distinguished contemporary authors from across the globe.
In an uplifting celebration of the mind and heart, writers and thinkers from the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Europe will take part in provocative conversations about life and society, economics and the arts, equity, freedom, and the care of our planet. In these critical times, the penetrating, intercultural dialogue exchanged speaks deeply to individuals, and gives rise to the joy of community.
ZEE JLF@Boulder is in association with Boulder Library Foundation, the City of Boulder and Boulder Public Library.
Producer & Directors
Sanjoy K. Roy
Sanjoy K. Roy, an entrepreneur of the arts, is the Managing Director of Teamwork Arts, which produces over 25 highly acclaimed performing arts, visual arts and literary festivals across 40 cities in countries such as Australia, Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Israel, Korea, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, UK and USA, and includes the world’s largest free literary gathering — the annual ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival. Roy has received the National Award for Excellence and Best Director for the film Shahjahanabad: The Twilight Years. He is a founder trustee of Salaam Baalak Trust (SBT) working to provide support services for street and working children in the inner city of Delhi where over 55,000 children have benefitted from education, training and residential services. In 2011 the White House presented SBT the US President’s Committee of Arts and Humanities Award for an International Organisation.
William Dalrymple is a bestselling author of several books including most recently, Return of a King: An Indian Army in Afghanistan. He has won the Sunday Times Young British Writer of the Year Award, the Wolfson Prize for History, the Scottish Book of the Year Award, and has, prior to the shortlisting of Return of a King, been longlisted three times for the Samuel Johnson Prize. The Italian edition of Return of a King won the 2015 Hemingway Prize and the prestigious Kapuściński Prize for Literary Reportage. In September 2016, a Hindustani translation of The Last Mughal was released as Aakhri Mughal, and in December Juggernaut published his new book, Kohinoor, co-written with Anita Anand. Dalrymple is one of the founders and a co-director of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival.
Namita Gokhale is a writer, publisher and festival director. She is the author of fourteen books, including eight works of fiction. Her debut novel, Paro: Dreams of Passion, was first published in 1984. The recent Things to Leave Behind has been described as her most ambitious novel yet. Other books include Gods, Graves and Grandmother, A Himalayan Love Story, The Book of Shadows, Shakuntala: The Play of Memory, Priya in Incredible Indyaa, In Search of Sita, The Habit of Love, and the edited anthologies, Travelling In, Travelling Out and Himalaya, co-edited with Ruskin Bond. Gokhale is a founder and co-director of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival and Mountain Echoes, the Bhutan Literature Festival.
From Concept to Curation and Design to Production
The arts of India are unrivalled in their depth, diversity and mystery and showcasing it to global audiences requires a deep understanding of our culture, an acute sense of relevance in programming and an unflinching attention to detail. Above all, we at Teamwork believe in love and respect for the artist.
Teamwork Arts is a highly versatile production company with roots in the performing arts, social action and the corporate world. Our expertise lies in the area of entertainment and includes documentary and feature films , television, the conceptualisation and development of contemporary performing and visual arts and literary festivals around the world, and in nurturing new talents across all art forms.