Footloose: Nicholas Shakespeare, Isabella Tree, Robyn Davidson And Cheryl Strayed, Moderated By William Dalrymple

The much-admired group of travel writers read extracts from their books, and the eclectic mix of styles itself demonstrated the fluidity of the genre of ‘travel writing’. The readings also demonstrated that travel writing is at heart about storytelling. Nicholas Shakespeare read from Bruce Chatwin, his biography on one of the most famous travel writers of all time, and… Read more »

Freedom: Jonathan Franzen In Conversation With Chandrahas Choudhury

It was a chilly first morning of the 2014 ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival, colourful banners flying under a grey sky at the first session of the CHAR Bagh venue. Despite the cold, award-winning author Jonathan Franzen warmed up the crowd with his quip, “These lights give heat. We’ve got the best seats in the house.” This set the stage… Read more »