Among us literature lovers, there are the faithful who swear by lit fests. I've been to three editions of the Jaipur Literature Festival so far, including the one held in January 2015. Every time I'm there, I find a whole lot of interesting sessions to attend and any number of authors to meet and stalk!
A few personal favourites from this year's Fest:Australian author Christos Tsiolkas in conversation on the construction of masculinity, changing male roles, and cultural stereotypes. Tsiolkas' voice has fascinated me since the day I read The Slap, his cracker of a first novel. British novelist Sarah Waters (Tipping the Velvet, The Paying Guest) sharing details of her fascinating writing life with an eager audience. The session on poetry titled “52 Ways of Looking at a Poem” – on stage were some of the best voices in contemporary poetry including Jeet Thayil, Arvind Krishna Mehrotra and Vijay Seshadri.
Here are some glimpses of JLF 2015 from my picture library. Enjoy!