Meet Margaret Atwood at next month’s Jaipur Literature Festival

The eighth edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival will be held from Jan 21-25 at the Diggi Palace, featuring illustrious names like Margaret Atwood, writer and comedian Stephen Fry and Nat Geo photographer Steve McCurry. Need more reasons to go?

The event famously is the biggest free litfest in the world and takes place in a grand Rajasthani palace. (It also got mired in controversy in 2012, when Salman Rushdie skipped the even after getting death threats from extermist factions.)

Also among the authors will be Jamaican novelist James Marlon, who just won the Man Booker. Indian authors who will also be there include the prolific writer Ruskin Bond, renowned psychoanalyst Sudhir Kakar and Hindi journalist, novelist and poet Uday Prakash. 

Entry is free. Register here, and keep tabs on the fest here.

There are no direct flights to Jaipur from Singapore, though Singapore Airlines, Jet Airways and Air India have connecting flights. Singaporeans need a visa to go to India, and you can find out more at the High Commission of India.