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JLF announces dates for international editions

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

With over 60 speakers including Nobel laureate Venki Ramakrishnan and Manisha Koirala, the 6th JLF will mark the beginning of this year's international editions of the literary festival, the organisers announced Thursday.

Organised by Teamwork Arts, the "annual celebration of books, creativity, dialogue and diversity will bring South Asia's multilingual literary heritage" to the in from June 14-16.

"We're back for our sixth edition in with a colourful bandwagon of books, ideas and dialogue that capture our imaginations and explore the dynamic and challenging times we live in.

"ZEE JLF at the will look at history as well as current affairs, explore scientific works and the creative worlds of cinema, literature and poetry. This year we have also partnered with the for an evening of conversations," Sanjoy Roy, of Teamwork Arts, said.

The London edition will witness speakers including and former Labour Tristram Hunt, Pico Iyer, award-winning and famous

The "grand feast of ideas" will travel for the first time to as its second stop in the UK from June 21-23, exploring themes that bind and such as border and partition, and the concepts of identity and migration, among others.

Hosted in partnership with the of and the British Council, the festival in will see Pico Iyer, acclaimed travel writer; esteemed writers and and award-winning among others.

After the UK, the festival will head to in the fall with editions in Houston, New York, and Boulder, Colorado, followed by its first outing in and finally to in

In the fall, the second edition of JLF on September 1314; the second edition of JLF on September 18 and the fifth edition of JLF on September 20-22 will be organised.

From September 27-29, the festival will travel to for the first time featuring a dynamic programme encompassing readings, discussions, outdoor performances, art installations, culinary offerings, and a colourful street festival.

The final leg of the international festivals this year will be JLF in collaboration for a second year with the OzAsia Festival for a three-day event set to take place in November.

The dates and programme details for the US, and will be announced soon, the organisers said.

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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 18:11 IST