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 »

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 »