One the most renowned literary fests in South Asia, the Jaipur Literature Fest hosts some of the most relevant literary voices from the country and other parts of the world. Founded by charismatic British author William Dalrymple, the festival is a perfect blend of music and literary socialising all woven around a thought-provoking theme.
This one is a virtual literary fest that basically works to convene emerging writers and thinkers the world over. The digital ally’s very own literary fest, this one is an innovative online event that takes place in real time via Twitter and Google Hangouts. The extensive program overcomes the time-zone challenge to present international discussions that are based on relevant social affairs.
Considering that this festival takes place in Bali, which is one of the world’s most appealing holiday spots, you can expect more than just a literary outing. Long-table lunches and sundowner cocktail events make this fest a highly social event and just in case you need to steal away to a quite beach, you totally can do that too.
Guarding creative expression, PEN is a social justice organisation that gives voice to writers around the world who have been silenced, which makes this festival one of the most important ones on the global literary calendar. Each year they feature an impressive line-up of thought-provoking events across New York.
We could not have completed this list without mentioning this one. After all, it is one of the oldest and largest literary fests of the world. The Edinburgh Festival attracts the biggest and the most sought-after names in the world of literature and the assortment of books available is to look out for.
Written By : Khubi Amin Ahmed