JLF releases first list of speakers for 13th edition

Pulitzer-winning author Stephen Greenblatt, Hindustani classical singer Shubha Mudgal, and filmmaker-writer Vishal Bhardwaj are among the 25 speakers on Jaipur Literature Festival's (JLF) first list for its 13th edition, announced organisers on Wednesday.

Touted as world's largest free literary event, the festival is expected to see participation by over 250 authors, thinkers, politicians and popular culture icons, with a special focus on world literature.

The upcoming edition will be held from January 23 - 27, 2020 at the Diggi Palace Hotel in Jaipur.

"A true champion of literary and artistic traditions and democratic discourse, the Festival brings together a diverse mix of the world's greatest writers, thinkers, humanitarians, politicians, business leaders, sports people and entertainers on one stage to champion the freedom to express and engage in thoughtful debate and dialogue, and promotes, above all, a love for literature," organisers said in a statement.