ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival at Boulder, Colorado Announces Initial Author Lineup

Authors will present panel discussions, conversations, presentations and performances surrounding various topics of world interest.

The third installation of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) at Boulder will bring more than 70 authors from around the world to discuss today’s hot topics while engaging the community in essential dialogue and debate. The first list of speakers includes authors and thinkers from across the globe:


  • Akhil Sharma is an Indian-American author and professor of creative writing. His first published novel An Obedient Father won the 2001 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. His second, Family Life, won the 2015 Folio Prize and 2016 International Dublin Literary Award.
  • Alberto Ruy-Sánchez is a fiction and non-fiction writer, poet and essayist from Mexico City. His fiction novels offer an explanation of the many facets of desire, and are set in Mogador, the ancient name for the Arabic city of Essaouira, on the Atlantic coast of Morocco.
  • Anosh Irani is an Indian-Canadian novelist and playwright. He has published three critically acclaimed novels including his most recent, The Parcel, the story of transgender sex-workers in the Red Light district of Bombay.
  • Dan-el Padilla Peralta, a Princeton University professor and Columbia University Fellow, came to the United States from the Dominican Republic with his family in 1989. In his memoir, Undocumented, and in his lectures, Peralta chronicles his journey from the rough streets of New York City to the top of his class at Princeton, offering an honest and inspiring glimpse of the American immigrant experience.
  • Erling Kagge is one of the world’s most accomplished living explorers. His book, Philosophy for Polar Explorers draws on his vast…

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