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‘JLF presents Brave New World’

‘Brave New World’, a new digital series by Jaipur Literature Festival.

 

With JLF’s weekly feast of virtual conversations, you will always have something to look forward to!

Up ahead is an exciting array of conversations on ideas that define our times from Brave New World , an online literary series like no other!Wednesday, 15th April

PETER CAREY: A LIFE IN WRITING

Wednesday, 15th April, 2020 | 7:30 pm IST (2 pm GMT)

Peter Carey

Chandrahas Choudhury

Peter Carey is one of only five writers to win the Booker twice and is frequently named as Australia’s next contender for the Nobel Prize. Here, he talks about his life in writing, in conversation with Chandrahas Choudhury.

THE ART OF STILLNESS

Wednesday, 15th April, 2020 | 9 pm IST (3:30 pm GMT)

Pico Iyer

Meru Gokhale

At a moment of overwhelming change, the master essayist and novelist Pico Iyer takes us into the heart of stillness and changelessness. In conversation with publisher Meru Gokhale, he shares the secrets of solitude and the learnings of silence, so essential to survive our strange times.

Saturday, 18th April

WALL AND BRIDGES

Saturday, 18th April, 2020 | 7:30 pm IST (2 pm GMT)

Prayaag Akbar

Nandini Nair

A session on dystopian fiction and its disturbing emergence in reality where Prayaag Akbar, author of ‘Leila’, which was adapted into a Netflix series, and Nandini Nair, share their views.

LIBRARY OF EXILE

Saturday, 18th April, 2020 | 9 pm IST (3:30 pm GMT)

Edmund de Waal

Aanchal Malhotra

Edmund de Waal, acclaimed author of ‘The Hare With The Amber Eyes’ is also a leading contemporary artist and a master potter. In conversation with Aanchal Malhotra, he talks about his current project – the ‘Library of Exile’ in the British Museum, which houses more than 2,000 books in translation, written by exiled authors – that he created and launched last year as a ‘space to sit and read and be’.

Sunday, 19th April

LIFE UNDER LOCKDOWN

Sunday, 19th April, 2020 | 7:30 pm IST (2 pm GMT)

Alain de Botton

Anindita Ghose

Alain de Botton is a Swiss-British writer and philosopher whose ‘Essays in Love’ has sold more than two million copies. He talks about his life and work, and his thoughts on living under lockdown, in conversation with Anindita Ghose.

HEADLINES AND DEADLINES: TINA BROWN’S VANITY FAIR DIARIES

Sunday, 19th April, 2020 | 9 pm IST (3:30 pm GMT)

Tina Brown

Chiki Sarkar

Tina Brown talks of celebrity, sexism, and power, as well as her own stellar work as a writer and journalist, in conversation with Chiki Sarkar.

In case you couldn’t log on, excerpts from earlier sessions are all here!

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