JAIPUR BOOKMARK

The Indian publishing industry has grown rapidly with the worlds attention converging on it: creating a meaningful B2B platform for publishers was thus essential and the Jaipur BookMark was conceived to run parallel to the Jaipur Literature Festival. In the 7 years since its inception, JBM has fast emerged as a nerve centre for the South Asian publishing industry and is indeed a focal point where books mean business.

In 2020, the world grappled with a pandemic and businesses learned to reinvent themselves and adapt to an entirely new digital idiom. JBM 2021 will be held in February as a virtual event and as always will bring together all stakeholders of the business of books over meaningful discussions and far-reaching resolutions.

What They Say

our Testimonials.

MAINA BHAGAT

The invaluable sharing of experiences garnered at our literary festivals as platforms that promote, preserve and spread awareness of literature and diverse cultures was very rewarding.

MAINA BHAGAT - FESTIVAL DIRECTOR & BOOKSELLER
KELLY FALCONER

I love JBM and its intimacy and look forward to it next year.

KELLY FALCONER - LITERARY AGENT & EDITOR
PREETI GILL

I enjoyed listening, sharing and being a part of the panel discussions and agents round table…One is proud to see how JBM is going from strength to strength.

PREETI GILL - EDITOR & LITERARY AGENT
ALEXANDRA BÜCHLER

It was a pleasure to participate in the festival directors’ roundtable. Networking and keeping each other informed about our activities is immensely important.

ALEXANDRA BÜCHLER - EDITOR & TRANSLATOR
First Day February 22, 2021
Second Day February 23, 2021
Third Day February 24, 2021
Fourth Day February 25, 2021
03:30 PM to 04:30 PM Durbar Hall

01. Inaugural Address:

by  H.E. Ambassador Hans Jacob Frydenlund , Namita Gokhale and Sanjoy K. Roy

Country Partner: Royal Norwegian Embassy in New Delhi

Keynote Address: Burning the Books: Richard Ovenden

Keynote Remarks: We Believe in Books: Claudia Kaiser and Juergen Boos in conversation

04:30 PM to 04:45 PM Durbar Hall

JBM Shorts: Dr. Krishna Manavalli

04:45 PM to 05:45 PM Durbar Hall

02. European Union Prize for Literature: Writing from Across Europe

Anne Bergman, Matthias Nawrat, Meelis Friedenthal and Rodaan Al Galidi in conversation with Neeta Gupta

Organised by Cultural Relations Platform (CRP), an EU-funded project in collaboration with Jaipur BookMark
05:45 PM to 06:00 PM Durbar Hall

JBM Shorts: Indira Chandrasekhar

06:00 PM to 07:00 PM Durbar Hall

03. Indian Publishing Goes Digital: On Ground Challenges and Learnings

Arunava Sinha, Esha Chatterjee, Giriraj Kiradoo, Kannan Sundaram, Priya Kapoor and Ravi Deecee in conversation with Aditi Maheshwari Goyal

03:30 PM to 04:30 PM Durbar Hall

04. Festival Directors' Roundtable: How do competing tensions and power structures exert pressure on festivals and their programming?

Joan Concannon, Maria Sheila Cremaschi, Natasha Lomouri, Rashmi Ranjan Parida and Ravi Deecee in conversation with Sanjoy K. Roy

04:30 PM to 04:45 PM Durbar Hall

JBM Shorts: Udayan Mitra

04:45 PM to 05:45 PM Durbar Hall

05. Look Back in Hope: A conversation with independent/feminist publishers

Susan Hawthorne (Spinifex Press, Australia), Colleen Higgs (Modjaji Books, South Africa), Zoë Beck (CulturBooks, Germany), Laure Leroy (Zulma, France), Lennie Goodings (Virago Press, UK) and Margaret Busby (Britain's first black female publisher) in conversation with Urvashi Butalia (Zubaan Publishers)

05:45 PM to 06:00 PM Durbar Hall

JBM Shorts: Sohini Mitra

06:00 PM to 07:00 PM DURBAR HALL

06. Imagine: The Child’s World

Anette Garpestad, Anil Varma, Deepa Agarwal, Evy Tillman, Richa Jha and Svein Størksen in conversation with Margit Walsø and Oliver Møystad

Session Partner Royal Norwegian Embassy in New Delhi
07:00 PM to 07:15 PM Durbar Hall

JBM Shorts: Ashok Maheswari

07:15 PM to 07:45 PM Durbar Hall

07. Ojas Art Award

04:45 PM to 05:45 PM Durbar Hall

08. Embracing Nonlinearity: Immersive Storytelling in the Digital Age

Shekhar Kapur and Vani Tripathi Tikoo in conversation

05:45 PM to 06:00 PM Durbar Hall

JBM Shorts: Dibyajyoti Sarma

06:00 PM to 07:00 PM Durbar Hall

09. Extending the Novel: Fiction, Non-fiction, Translation

Adam Foulds, Kannan Sundaram, Meelis Friedenthal and Rodaan Al Galidi in conversation with Sambudha Sen

Organised by Cultural Relations Platform (CRP), an EU-funded project in collaboration with Jaipur BookMark
07:00 PM to 07:15 PM Durbar Hall

JBM Shorts: K.S. Rao

07:15 PM to 07:45 PM Durbar Hall

10. Kanhaiyalal Sethia Award for Poetry

03:30 PM to 04:30 PM Durbar Hall

11. Libraries as Communities of Learning:

Abeer Al-Kuwari, David Farnan, Liz Jolly and Mridula Koshy in conversation with Sanjoy K. Roy

04:30 PM to 04:45 PM Durbar Hall

JBM Shorts: Vaishali Mathur

04:45 PM to 05:45 PM Durbar Hall

12. Publishing Market: International exchange

Claudia Kaiser, Lucy Luck, Phaedon Kidoniatis, Renate Punka, Selja Ahava and Urpu Strellman in conversation with Preeti Gill

Organised by Cultural Relations Platform (CRP), an EU-funded project in collaboration with Jaipur BookMark
05:45 PM to 06:00 PM Durbar Hall

JBM Shorts: Nandan Jha

06:00 PM to 07:00 PM Durbar Hall

13. The Politics of Location Or How To Upset the Status Quo of Who Gets to Publish What and from Where

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak and Léonora Miano in conversation with Naveen Kishore

07:00 PM to 07:15 PM Durbar Hall

JBM Shorts: Hemali Sodhi

07:15 PM to 07:45 PM Durbar Hall

14. The Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize

Thank You(s) and Closing Addresses

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