Rookie Writers Meet Industry Pro

Every aspiring writer dreams of the chance to meet talent scouts, editors, and literary agents. As part of the prize for winning the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival’s inaugural Writing Competition, this year’s Blog team got to meet successful literary agent Kelly Falconer, founder of the Asia Literary Agency. Falconer used to work as an editor in London, and now acts… Read more »

A House for Mr Biswas

The first day of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival paid homage to internationally renowned writer and Nobel Laureate VS Naipaul. The panel of writers discussed their intimately personal relationship with Naipaul’s magnum opus, A House for Mr Biswas, as well as its influence on global cultural thought. This year is the 53rd anniversary of the novel’s publication. The beauty of any novel is… Read more »

1B. KEYNOTE ADDRESS: ‘The Poetic Imagination’

A fascinating keynote address was given on The Poetic Imagination by three of the world’s most renown and loved poets: poet, anthologist and translator Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, Hindi poet-critic, translator, editor and cultural activist Ashok Vajpeyi and US based Pulitzer Prize winning poet Vijay Seshadri. The Address, given in a combination of English and Hindi, invoked the exquisite spirit of poetry through… Read more »