The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival is the world’s largest free literary festival. Celebrating national and international writers, the festival has hosted some of the best regarded and loved writers from Nobel Laureates to star debuts including Orhan Pamuk, J.M. Coetzee, John Berendt, Ian McEwan, Vikram Seth, Wole Soyinka, Salman Rushdie, Pico Iyer, Simon Schama, Hanif Kureishi, Vikram Chandra, Michael Frayn, Tina Brown, Shashi Tharoor, and Mohammed Hanif among many others.

2017 marks ten years of the Jaipur Literature Festival and its meteoric rise from a small gem of an idea to the world’s largest free literary festival, having hosted more than 1300 speakers over the past decade.

The Festival expects to welcome over 250 authors, thinkers, politicians, journalists, and popular culture icons to Jaipur this coming January. Equity and democracy run through the Festival’s veins, placing some of the world’s greatest wordsmiths and intellects from all walks of life together on stage. 

19th - 23rd January 2017