23rd January, Wednesday 12:30PM - 1:30PM Durbar Hall
Akhil Katyal, Jerry Johnson, Nandini Krishnan and Urvashi Butalia in conversation with Arpita Das
LGBTQ writing has come into its own and become a specialised genre in publishing. A panel of radical publishers and writers talk about diversity and the challenges of publishing gendered narratives in India.
23rd January, Wednesday 2:30PM - 3:30PM Durbar Hall
Anoushka Sabnis, Maja Lunde, Paro Anand and Rohini Chowdhury in conversation with Manisha Chaudhry
When writing for children, how does one strike a balance between entertaining, engaging and being edgy? This session explores the unique methods that successful writers from around the world employ to reach out to their young audiences.
23rd January, Wednesday 3:45PM - 5:00PM Durbar Hall
Jayant Kaikini, Manasi Subramaniam, Ravi Singh and Udayan Mitra in conversation with Aditi Maheshwari Goyal
India is the second largest English language publisher in the world and also has a vibrant publishing industry in 22 languages. Is there a synergy that they share via translations? How do they support each other? Publishing veterans come together and discuss the convergences of language and readership.
Followed by the announcement of the Vani Foundation Distinguished Translator Award 2019
23rd January, Wednesday 5:15PM - 5:45PM Durbar Hall
Readings by Akhil Katyal, Sohini Basak, R. Cheran and Ulrike Almut Sandig, introduced by Akshaya Bahibala and Satabdi Mishra
Poems on the Road, an initiative by Walking Bookfairs, is a 10,000 kilometre long, unique tour of India, ferrying poetry books, across all major cities and states of India. The tour celebrates books and poetry, and the importance of reading, writing and sharing poetry with each other. We are delighted to host them at Jaipur BookMark 2019 as they drive through Rajasthan.
24th January, Thursday 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM JBM Pavillion
Naveen Kishore, Urvashi Butalia and Vera Michalski in conversation with Manasi Subramaniam
Is publishing a ‘service’? A ‘calling’? A ‘life’s work’? Somewhere along the way we may have begun to believe that this business of books is a higher vocation. There is a feeling of fraternity. Is their area of influence coming under threat? Publishing maestros deconstruct the world publishers inhabit.
Presented by Seagull School
Ajay Mago, Akshaya Bahibala, Maina Bhagat, Manish Dhariwal, Priyanka Malhotra, Rick Simonson and Shuchi Saraswat in conversation with Anuj Bahri
Can bookselling be pursued as a career? How does the publishing industry support booksellers? What are the opportunities to learn and grow in the publishing industry as a bookseller? This session will look into the realities of real estate and brick and mortar bookstores versus online book retail.
Aditi Maheshwari Goyal, Chris Feik, Jack Ramm, Renuka Chatterjee and Sunandini Banerjee in conversation with Trisha de Niyogi
How much are publishing companies investing in skilling their young employees? Can the employees visualise their professional scope in the industry? This session brings out the challenges faced by employers in grooming and retaining talent.
Presented by Seagull School
Keynote by Ros Schwartz Annie Montaut, Daniel Hahn, Jean-Claude Perrier, Jenny Bhatt, Kalpana Raina, Margit Walsø, N. Kalyan Raman, Pariksith Singh, Priya Sarukkai Chabria, Ranjita Biswas, Rohini Chowdhury, Ravi Singh, Ros Schwartz and Saket Suman moderated by Arunava Sinha
A plethora of international awards recognising translations and the growing interest of readers has led to a boom in the business of translations. This discussion will engage with perennial questions of whether translation can capture the depth of literature and culture, and the role translators play in discovering stories from around the world.
Anish Chandy, Bobby Bedi, François Pernot, Leeladhar Mandloi, Neelesh Misra, Smriti Kiran, Vikrant Mathur and Yogesh Dashrath in conversation with Vani Tripathi Tikoo
Publishing is one of the most ancient industries and yet constantly adapting to modern platforms of storytelling. It is essential to discuss the emergent revenue streams for content generated across genres how they support and sustain each other. A distinguished panel will also discuss the issues of privacy and piracy in content consumption.
Presented by Storytel Book Launch: Corridor of Books by Prakriti Ranjan Goswami, launch by Vani Tripathi Tikoo
Aman Nath, Anuradha Roy, Jan Carson and Pramod Kapoor in conversation with Alka Pande
Great covers emerge from the stories within. How do authors envisage their book covers? What do publishers want? A dialogue on designing book covers that delves into the world of authors, publishers and readers.
Followed by the announcement of the 4th Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize, introduced by Maina Bhagat, presented by Gulzar
Keynote by Vera Michalski Anna Solding, Jeremy Trevathan, Karthika V.K. and Ritu Menon in conversation with Jaya Bhattacharji Rose
Independent publishers with lower overheads are finding their niche position in the publishing industry around the world, even as publishing giants are consolidating their positions. This session talks about creative risk taking and the tools that brave, new publishers adopt.
Ahdaf Soueif, Ajit Baral, Ajit Pradhan, Anant Vijay, Anvita Pradhan, Cherilyn Parsons, David McWilliams, Emmanuel Delloye, Geoffrey Taylor, Isabelle Delloye, Jane McCredie, Janhavi Prasada, Jayapriya Vasudevan, Juergen Boos, Marieke Hardy, Mary Therese Kurkalang, Meenakshi Alimchandani, Mita Kapur, Oliver Møystad, Omar Robert Hamilton, Pariksith Singh, Paul McVeigh, Pravin Sharma, Preeti Gill, Namita Devidayal, Namita Gokhale, Neelesh Misra, Nirupama Kotru, Sabin Iqbal, Sian Smyth, Smita Parikh, Vincent Montagne, Vikas Singh and Will Dawson, hosted by Sanjoy K. Roy
While literature festivals continue to be at the forefront in the fight for freedom of expression, do they reflect the politics of our times? Festival directors share their stories, challenges and learnings in the continued fight for space for dissent and debate.
Keynote by Michael Healy Introduced by Safir Anand Aditi Maheshwari Goyal, Alind Maheshwari, Arpita Das, Claudia Kaiser, Kannan Sundaram, Maggie Doyle, Michael Healy, Phillipa McGuinness, Prashasti Rastogi, Safir Anand and Urvashi Butalia, moderated by Naveen Kishore
Copyright underpins everything we do as an industry and without it all opportunities quickly recede. The principle of copyright is threatened at a global level and to a degree we have never seen before. This is true in India as it is in many countries. This session is a call to publishers, literary agents, rights managers, lawyers, authors and international book fair organisers for the protection of copyright.
Alind Maheshwari, Ananth Padmanabhan, Esha Chatterjee, Himanshu Giri, Lipika Bhushan, Meera Johri, Nandan Jha, Ravi Deecee and Satabdi Mishra in conversation with Naveen Choudhary
The selling and distribution of books is at the core of the publishing industry, constantly evolving over the last two centuries. In this scenario, it becomes essential to examine the disruptions and creative innovations of book distribution and find new ways to promote and sell books.
Prize announcement introduced by H.E. Mr. Alexandre Ziegler and presented by Ros Schwartz Michele Albaret-Maatsch, Annie Montaut, Ros Schwartz, Namita Gokhale, Chinmoy Guha in conversation with Renuka George