ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 ends on a high note
The eleventh edition of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival, was successfully held from January 24-28, 2018 at Diggi Palace, Jaipur, with half million footfall over the five days – a record number and higher by around 23% over last year.
Conversations on the final day showcased a multiplicity of voices, from debut novelists to experts and veterans, reflecting the truly global and relevant, local reach of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival. With more than 60% of audiences under the age of 25, the Festival has also won the hearts and minds of the younger generation hungry for social justice, equality and environmental accountability, providing a platform for ideas pertinent to the next generation. This year the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival hosted multiple awards celebrating the diversity of literature, languages and art in the country. Ojas Art Award, now in its fourth year, celebrated the art of Pattachitra, the Oxford Book Cover Prize recognized talent in and importance of Book Cover designing, the Vani Prakashan Distinguished Translator Award reinforced the relevance of translations in the world of literature, Shri Dwarka Prasad Agarwal Award recognized exemplary Hindi writing and the Kanhiayalal Sethia Award for Poetry celebrated the art form in honour of the legendary poet it is named after.
The dates for the 2019 edition of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival are set: January 24–29, 2019.