William Dalrymple – ZEE JLF AT Boulder
Home Speaker William Dalrymple

William Dalrymple


William Dalrymple is a bestselling author of “In Xanadu”, “City of Djinns”, “From the Holy Mountain”, “White Mughals”, “The Last Mughal”, “Nine Lives”, and most recently, “Return of a King: An Indian Army in Afghanistan”. He has won the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award, the Sunday Times Young British Writer of the Year Award, the French Prix d’Astrolabe, the Wolfson Prize for History, the Scottish Book of the Year Award, the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize, the Asia House Award for Asian Literature, the Vodafone/Crossword Award for nonfiction, 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”. His latest book is “Kohinoor”, co-written with Anita Anand.Dalrymple is one of the founders and a co-director of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival.


Session Detail

Freedom to Dream: Inaugural Session

  • 15 September
  • 3pm-4pm

Address by Namita Gokhale, William Dalrymple, Sanjoy K. Roy, Indian Ambassador Navtej Sarna and CEO ZEE LIVE & ZEE Talent | Head - Corporate Brand & Communications, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited Sunil Buch

The Untrod Path: Writing Travel

  • 16 September
  • 12pm-1pm

Christina Lamb, Lori Erickson, John Huston and William Dalrymple, in conversation with Irene Vilar

Kohinoor: The World's Most Infamous Diamond

  • 17 September
  • 1:15pm-2:15pm

William Dalrymple and Anita Anand in conversation

More Speakers