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5 authors to watch out for at Jaipur Lit Fest

The big literary mela is back! Here’s who we are looking forward to hearing at the Jaipur Literature Festival (January 25 to 29, 2018)

brunch Updated: Jan 20, 2018 23:44 IST
Farhad J. Dadyburjor
Farhad J. Dadyburjor
Hindustan Times
Helen Fielding,Bridget Jones,North Korea
Authors to look out for at the much-awaited JLF

Language no bar

Kiran Nagarkar

Kiran Nagarkar

He’s one of India’s most acclaimed novelists, with his works in Marathi and English being renowned. At the festival he will talk about the ceaselessness of languages and the art of criss-crossing cultural and linguistic landscapes.

Memoir magic

Amy Tan

Amy Tan

Her novel The Joy Luck Club pinned her on the literary map with its Hollywood adaptation. Now she’s back with a memoir Where The Past Begins that explores her love-hate relationship with her mother and her journey as a writer.

Rebel with a cause

Michael Rezendes

Michael Rezendes (Getty Images)

The journalist with The Boston Globe who won a Pulitzer Prize for his expose of sexual abuse in the church – that subsequently became the Oscar-winning movie Spotlight, will be speaking at the festival.

Controversial edge

Suki Kim

Suki Kim (Ed Kashi)

The only writer ever to have lived undercover in North Korea, Suki Kim spent six months teaching English to students at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. Her bestseller Without You, There Is No Us: Undercover Among the Sons of North Korea’s Elite has caused much controversy.

Cult queen

Helen Fielding

Helen Fielding (Getty Images)

Her Bridget Jones series has made her a cult sensation, listing her as one of the most influential people in British culture. Making her first appearance at the festival, this session is bound to be a hoot!

From HT Brunch, January 21, 2018

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First Published: Jan 20, 2018 22:59 IST