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Salman Rushdie To Attend Jaipur Literature Fest

New Delhi, Jan 3: Indian-origin author Salman Rushdie is all set to attend the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) at the end of this month, the second time he is visiting the literary extravaganza in the

PTI [ Updated: January 03, 2012 21:01 IST ]
salman rushdie to attend jaipur literature fest
salman rushdie to attend jaipur literature fest

New Delhi, Jan 3: Indian-origin author Salman Rushdie is all set to attend the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) at the end of this month, the second time he is visiting the literary extravaganza in the Pink city.


The Booker Prize winner will participate in sessions on three consecutive days at the four-day festival that kicks off on January 20.

In his first session, the “Midnight's Children” author will be in conversation with British Indian novelist Hari Kunzru, according to information released today on JLF website.

On January 21, Rushdie along with authors Rita Kothari and Tarun Tejpal will discuss the nuances of English with noted writer Ira Pande on the topic ‘Inglish, Amlish, Hinglish: The chutnification of English'.

The following day, the 65-year-old Rushdie will take part in a discussion on ‘Shehar aur Sapna: The City as a Dream' with Pakistani author Mohammed Hanif, writers Aman Sethi, Meenal Bhagel and Uday Prakash that is moderated by poet and writer Ashok Vajpayee.

Rushdie, who has authored nine novels, two books for children and a host of essays and non fiction had previously attended the JLF in the year 2007.

Last year there were rumours of Rushdie's participation at Harud literary festival scheduled to be held in September in Srinagar. The event was eventually cancelled.

Previous editions of the JLF held annually in Jaipur has hosted some of the best-known national and international writers including Orhan Pamuk, J M Coetzee, John Berendt, Kiran Desai, Christopher Hampton, Ian McEwan, Vikram Seth and Pico Iyer among others.

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