2023 2021 2020 2019 2018
11:00 AM to 11:50 AM

01. Inaugural Address

Namita Gokhale, Manisha Chaudhry, Sanjoy.K.Roy and Norwegian Ambassador Hans Jacob Frydenlund; 
Keynote Address: Daisy Rockwell

12:00 PM to 12:50 PM

02. Morphing Narratives: Ebooks and AudioBooks:

Durjoy Datta, Sarthak Kaushik and Yogesh Dashrath in conversation with Hemali Sodhi

01:00 PM to 01:50 PM

LUNCH

02:00 PM to 02:50 PM

03. I Believe in Books

Jacob Varughese and Arunava Sinha and Sharmila Sen in conversation with Neeta Gupta 

03:00 PM to 03:50 PM

04. The Laurel Wreath: Of Prizes and Awards

David Campbell, Elaine Canning, Aditi Maheshwari-Goyal, and Mita Kapur in conversation with Kanishka Gupta

04:00 PM to 05:20 PM

05. ' Developing a Market for Translations' Roundtable

Alice Mullen (Poetry Book Society, UK), Bijal Vachharajani (Pratham Books, India), Hélène Butler (Johnson & Alcock, UK), Leonie Lock (Firefly Press, UK), Molly Slight (Scribe UK), Rahul Soni (HarperCollins India), Raman Shresta (Rachna Books, India), Riddhi Maitra (BEE Books, India), Sarabjeet Garcha (Copper Coin Publishing, India), Sarah Braybrooke (Bonnier UK), Tamara Sampey-Jawad (Fitzcarraldo Editions) and Yogesh Maitreya (Panther’s Paw Publications), moderated by Neeta Gupta

05:30 PM to 06:20 PM

06. Interface: Retailers, Publishers and Editors

Jeff Deutsch, Christie Henry, Raman Shresta, Ajay Jain, Rick Simonson in conversation with Ananth Padmanabhan

11:00 AM to 11:50 AM

07. Mind, Body, Spirit Shelf

Naveena Neerada Dasa, Vaishali Mathur, Pariksith Singh and Syed Salman Chishty in conversation with Mita Kapur

12:00 PM to 12:50 PM

08. In Other Words-Translation Roundtable

Mini Krishnan, Daisy Rockwell, Baran Farooqi, K. Sreenivasa Rao moderated by Arunava Sinha

01:00 PM to 01:50 PM

LUNCH

02:00 PM to 02:50 PM

9. Rooting for Translations- Grants and Agenting

Nermin Mollaoglu, Kanishka Gupta, K. Sreenivasa Rao, Mini Krishnan, Kelly Falconer and Andrine Pollen in conversation with Urvashi Butalia

03:00 PM to 03:50 PM

10. Bhasha Samvaad - Indian Publishers and Intra-Language Publishing

 

Ravi Deecee, Nirmal Kanti Bhattacharjee, Kannan Sundaram and Ashok Maheshwari in conversation with Esha Chatterjee

04:00 PM to 04:50 PM

11. Reading the Headwind: Publishers Speak

Charlie Redmayne, Milee Ashwarya, and Alexandra Pringle moderated by Hemali Sodhi  

05:00 PM to 05:30 PM

12. ‘Rajasthan Ka Gaurav Granth' - Vansh Bhaskar

Chandra Prakash Deval in conversation with Ambika Dutt

05:30 PM to 06:20 PM

13. In Lockstep or Out of Sync?-Publishing and Policymakers

Gaurav Shrinagesh, Ashok Maheshwari, Yuvraj Malik, Neeraj Jain and Vikrant Mathur in conversation with Aditi Maheshwari-Goyal

11:00 AM to 11:50 AM

14. Children's Publishing Roundtable

Radhika Menon, Bijal Vachharajani, Neeraj Jain and Preeti Vyas in conversation with Manisha Chaudhry

12:00 PM to 12:50 PM

15. Writing for Children

Katherine Rundell and Kristin Roskifte in conversation with Bijal Vachharajani

01:00 PM to 01:50 PM

LUNCH

02:00 PM to 02:50 PM

16. Growing up Right -Nurturing Young Readers

 Himanshu Giri, Parul Bajaj, Kavita Gupta Sabharwal in conversation with Radhika Menon

03:00 PM to 03:50 PM

17. Reading Together: Building Communities

Tanu Shree Singh, Radhika Timbadia and Mridula Koshy in conversation with Hemali Sodhi

04:00 PM to 04:50 PM

18. Reading the Fine Print: Contracts for Audio and OTT

Padmapriya Janakiraman, Kanishka Gupta, Arcopol Chaudhuri and Yogesh Dashrath in conversation with Anish Chandy

05:00 PM to 05:30 PM

19. Book Presentation: In Search Of The Pitcher Of Necta

 Nirmal Kanti Bhattacharjee

05:30 PM to 06:20 PM

20. Vani Foundation Distinguished Translator Award

11:00 AM to 11:50 AM

21. Festival Directors' Roundtable

Ravi Deecee, Jacob Varughese, Janhavi Prasada 

04:00 PM to 04:50 PM

Closing Ceremony: Summary of JBM 2023

 Manisha Chaudhry, Closing remarks by the Norwegian Ambassador Hans Jacob Frydenlund

Programme 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

Programme 2020

10.00 AM to 11.00 AM Durbar Hall

INAUGURAL LAMP LIGHTING

Aditi Maheshwari Goyal, Jo Lendle, Namita Gokhale, Naveen Kishore, Neeta Gupta, Ravi Deecee, Sanjoy K Roy and Urvashi Butalia

INAUGURAL ADDRESS

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

INAUGURAL KEYNOTE

Jo Lendle

The Roaring Twenties

Flipping through the first 20 pages of the publishing manual for a new decade 

 

11:15 AM to 12:15 PM Durbar Hall

1. THE HEART OF A BOOKSTORE

Arsen Kashkashian,  Jeff Deutsch, Priyanka Malhotra and Shuchi Saraswat, moderated by Rick Simonson

Presented by Norwegian Embassy

The heart of a bookstore is a vibrant throbbing space. Booksellers are not only bibliophiles but also retailers who understand the intellectual needs of their customers and curate a list that stimulates and addresses the needs of their community. Iconic booksellers from around the world speak of their profession and the joy, challenges and learnings they derive from it.

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM Durbar Hall

2. THE BIG BOOK BOX FOR KIDS

Deepa Agarwal, Laurence Faron, Manisha Chaudhry and Richa Jha in conversation with Naveen Kishore

Presented by Institut Français and French Embassy

Books don’t sell themselves. A great story and cover, a compelling blurb and an appropriate category are critical to get off to the right start. Yet, there’s just a little more thinking outside the box when it comes to selling children’s books. Authors, publishers and booksellers discuss challenges in making children’s books visible and accessible to  young readers as well as marketing strategies for overcoming them.

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Durbar Hall

3. THE CHANGING FACE OF DIGITAL NARRATIVES

Anu Singh Choudhary, Asma Khan and Ján Tompkins in conversation with Vani Tripathi Tikoo

Presented by Goethe Institut Max Mueller Bhavan

From the culinary universe to real time storytelling, to creating complex simulations of novelistic structures, the immersive experience provided by new genres of digital narratives open a fascinating array of possibilities. 

3:45 PM to 4:45 PM Durbar Hall

4. TOWARDS A BORDERLESS LITERATURE

Keynote Address by Berthold Franke 

AJ Thomas, Chandra Prakash Deval, Jo Lendle, Jules Levinson and Vera Michalski in conversation with Jayapriya Vasudevan
 

Presented by Norwegian Embassy

To quote Ben Okri, “Stories can conquer fear...They can make the heart bigger.” 

Ideas are borderless and the stories we love can come from anywhere and everywhere. We can only understand our place in the world through the lived experiences of writers from across the world. An inspirational session on the need for translations and words without borders.
 

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Durbar Hall

5. TRANSLATING NATIONAL NARRATIVES

Anushree Rathore, Oscar Pujol, Ravi Deecee and Vani Foundation Distinguished Translator Award winner in conversation with Aditi Maheshwari Goyal 

The narratives of national identity have been expressed eloquently in various Indian languages. The diversity of these voices has created a collective mosaic of unity that defines the very fabric of the Indian literary landscape. Writers and thought leaders from across disciplines celebrate this unity in diversity.

Followed by Vani Foundation Distinguished Translator Award winner.

6:15 PM to 7:00 P.M. Durbar Hall

IBSEN Hindi translation launch

Astri Ghosh, H.E.  Hans Jacob Frydenlund, Namita Gokhale, Neeta Gupta and Sanjoy K. Roy

Co-hosted by Norwegian Embassy

Cocktails co-hosted by Norwegian Embassy

 

An immersive experience, a virtual reality installation adapting Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis by the Goethe Institut opens at the Durbar Hall on January 22. Thereafter, come experience the magic at the DC Books JBM Haveli.
 

11:15 AM to 11:30 AM DC Books JBM Haveli

Keynote Address: Challenges for the New Decade

Charlie Redmayne

11:30 AM to 12:15 PM DC Books JBM Haveli

6. CONSUMER INTELLIGENCE: WHO’S READING WHAT

Ananth Padmanabhan, Jaspreet Bindra, Naresh Khanna, Payal Arora and Vikrant Mathur in conversation with Aditi Maheshwari Goyal

Presented by Harper Collins

Data represents one of the most valuable assets on the planet today. As millions of consumers continue to purchase online, corporations race to collect more and more details about their behaviors, needs and desires. Publishers and authors discuss how big data can be used to analyse book buying behaviour.

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM DC Books JBM Haveli

7. LIBRARIES AS COMMUNITIES

Alan Thomas, Aspen Walker and Jamie Andrews, moderated by Malashri Lal and introduced by Sanjoy K. Roy

Presented by Norwegian Embassy

Libraries are increasingly becoming crucial community hubs that serve as centres of learning, communication, professional development and collaborative projects. They seek to be inclusive spaces with resources for those who wish to learn, engage and celebrate who they are and what they want to become. 

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM Lunch Area

LUNCH

Sponsored by Norwegian Embassy
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM DC Books JBM Haveli

8. INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING

Keynote by Michael Dwyer 

David Gressot, Jo Lendle, Naveen Kishore and Urvashi Butalia in conversation with Sunandini Banerje

Presented by Seagull School of Publishing

It isn’t about size or scale, it’s about choice. A session about the instinctive, often counter-intuitive sensibilities of independent publishers and the risks they take as they step outside the structures of corporate publishing. Legendary publishers speak about publishing books that need to be read and finding readers who must exist. 

3:45 PM to 4:45 PM DC Books JBM Haveli

9. FOOD FOR THOUGHT: GASTRONOMY AND LITERATURE

Asma Khan, Chandrahas Choudhury and Madhur Jaffrey in conversation with Krishnendu Ray

Writing about food is a rigorous discipline involving cuisine, aesthetics and cultural context. Recipes need to be measured and calibrated, photography must be evocative and the book must become a part of the readers hearth and home. Some of the most talented food writers in the world gather to share their recipes for food and literature.

4:45 PM to 5:15 PM DC Books JBM Haveli

TEA TIME

Rajkamal Prakashan Bhojpuri Book Launch

5:15 PM to 6:15 PM DC Books JBM Haveli

10. THE ROMAIN ROLLAND PRIZE: LITERATURE AND TRANSLATION

Annie Montaut, Chinmoy Guha, Jean-Claude Perrier, Leïla Slimani and Michèle Albaret-Maastsch in conversation with Renuka George

Presented by Institut Français and French Embassy

The Romain Rolland Prize awards the best of French fiction translated into Indian languages. The jury delves into the significance of literature in translation. The Jaipur Literature Festival and Jaipur BookMark are honoured to host the award ceremony for the third year in a row.

Followed by the Romain Rolland prize announcement, introduced by H.E. Mr. Emmanuel Lenain, presented by Leïla Slimani 

Cocktails co-hosted by Institut Français and French Embassy 

 

An immersive experience, a virtual reality installation adapting Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis by the Goethe Institut opens at the Durbar Hall on January 22. Thereafter, come experience the magic at the DC Books JBM Haveli.


 

11:15 AM to 12:15 PM DC Books JBM Haveli

11. THE ANATOMY OF A LITERARY PRIZE

Keynote Address: India at Frankfurter Buchmesse

Claudia Kaiser

Aanchal Malhotra, Elaine Canning, Hemali Sodhi, Mita Kapur and Sunny Singh, moderated by Arunava Sinha
 

Presented by British Academy

Prizes and awards play a crucial role in locating, recognising and encouraging excellence. They help to nurture a critical and self aware literary culture, often bringing otherwise unknown or unrecognised voices from the margins to the mainstream. The recent trend to include and recognise works in translation provide diversity and perspective to the spectrum. Literary prize directors and authors discuss the process.

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM DC Books JBM Haveli

12. WHY PUBLISHING POETRY IS IMPORTANT

Ashok Vajpeyi, Chris Agee, Madhav Kaushik, Mindy Gill and Ranjit Hoskote, moderated by Naveen Kishore

While poetry remains a key to literary expression in languages and literatures around the world, as spoken word, digital and print expression, do poetry books actually sell? Instagram avatars clock millions of hits and matching sales but for most poets a published volume remains an arduous journey. Dedicated and engaged publishers speak of their belief and commitment. 

1:40 PM to 2:30 PM

Lunch

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM DC Books JBM Haveli

13. TRANSLATION AS INTIMACY

Arunava Sinha and Sunandini Banerjee in conversation with Anjum Katyal

Presented by Seagull School of Publishing

Translation is an act of ‘surrender’, of totally immersing oneself in the text. There is no place for ‘ego’ or ‘personality’ in translation as one gets ‘possessed’ by the spirit of the chosen language, piece of literature or poetry. Find out what keeps translators intimately connected with their art in this candid session.

3:45 PM to 4:45 PM DC Books JBM Haveli

14. A TEXTBOOK CASE FOR DIVERSITY

Atiya Zaidi, Niko Pfund, Sunny Singh and Urvashi Butalia, moderated by Manisha Chaudhry

Publishers often seek to tick the right boxes in order to appropriately represent gender, ethnicity and markers or diversity in their books. How do they strike a balance between mere tokenism and embracing true multiculturalism?

4:45 PM to 5:15 PM DC Books JBM Haveli

TEA TIME

Sridhar Balan in conversation with Ravi Singh

Off the Shelf - On Books, Book People and Places
5:15 PM to 6:15 PM DC Books JBM Haveli

15. COVERING CREATIVITY

 Aanchal Malhotra, Arsen Kashkashian, Devangana Dash and Kunal Basu, moderated by Shobhaa De

Presented by Oxford Bookstore

A great cover is the perfect way to wrap up the story within. How do we judge book cover design?  How important is a cover to the identity of the book? Designers, authors, publishers and readers celebrate five years of the coveted Oxford Book Cover Prize.

Followed by the announcement of the 5th Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize, presented by Namita Gokhale, Shashi Tharoor and Shobhaa De

6:15 PM to 7:00 PM DC Books JBM Haveli

Cocktails

Cocktails co-hosted by Oxford Bookstore

11:15 AM to 1:30 PM DC Books JBM Haveli

16. IWRITE

-Mehool Parekh’s Bhoot, Bhavish, Bartaman read by Vani Tripathi Tikoo presented by  Book2Screen

-Vikram Chandra on The Writing Life introduced by Namita Gokhale 

-A Master Class on Pitching 

Aditi Maheshwari Goyal, Jan Stocklassa, Jayapriya Vasudevan, Kanishka Gupta, Mahendra Singh and Vineet Bajpai, Vaishali Mathur

-Naveen Choudhary on How to use social media as a writer 

-iWrite Pitch

At the Jaipur BookMark iWrite session, aspiring writers pitch unpublished manuscripts, short stories, poetry and works of fiction and non-fiction to international publishers, literary agents, translators and other industry experts, and perhaps even sign a book deal!

Jury- Aditi Maheshwari Goyal, Arundhati Nath, Jayapriya Vasudevan, Kanishka Gupta, Namita Gokhale, Naveen Chaudhary, Preeti Gill, Ramjee Narasimhan, Ranu Bhattacharyya, Shreya Adhikari, Tilottama Shome, Urmila Gupta, Vaishali Mathur and Vineet Bajpai

3:45 PM to 4:45 PM DC Books JBM Haveli

17. FESTIVAL DIRECTOR'S PANEL

Festival Directors’ Panel

Opening presentation by Jean - Claude Perrier

The Colour of Money

Alexandra Büchler, Anne O’Brien, Elin Jones, Govind Deecee, Ilke Froyen, Jessie Friedman, Marion Regenscheit, Preeti Gill, Rashmi Ranjan Parida and Vilis Kasims in conversation with Sanjoy K. Roy
 

Festival directors discuss the colour of money and sponsorship support as an important aspect of their profession. As international festivals are funded by both private and public foundations, which also participate in festivals in various ways, there is an increased pressure to bring on board sponsors, who remain untainted in this complex political and moral ecosystem. How do festivals remain authentic and relevant in their programming, and yet meet the increased demands on festival planning, cost and logistics? Find out how the most successful directors around the world overcome this challenge.

4:45 PM to 5:15 PM DC Books JBM Haveli

TEA TIME

5:15 PM to 6:15 PM DC Books JBM Haveli

17. FESTIVAL DIRECTOR'S PANEL II

Opening Statement by Namita Gokhale

Transforming Challenges into Opportunities 

Ana Filomena Amaral, Anisur Rahman, David McWilliams, Hemali Sodhi, Jessica Alice, Marisol Schulz Manaut, Mita Kapur, Namita Gokhale, Natalia Lomouri, Raghav Chandra, Sian Smyth, Simon Westcott and Tziona Shamay in conversation with Sanjoy K. Roy

 

How autonomous are literary festivals in the contemporary cultural economy? Does the state have a role with respect to culture and the arts, especially in today’s fraught political climate? To what extent are they functioning independently from the state and sponsors? How do festival directors in particular tackle these issues, without allowing it to tarnish the image of their festivals? Festival directors discuss the challenges faced by them.

6:15 PM to 7:00 PM DC Books JBM Haveli

Closing Ceremony

Aditi Maheshwari Goyal, Jean-Claude Perrier, Govind Deecee, Hans Jacob Frydenlund, Namita Gokhale, Naveen Kishore, Neeta Gupta and Sanjoy K. Roy

Programme 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Durbar Hall

Inaugural Session

Address by H.E. Mr. Nils Ragnar Kamsvåg, Namita Gokhale, Naveen Kishore, Sanjoy K. Roy and Vera Michalski-Hoffmann

Keynote Address ‘The Freedom to Publish’
Juergen Boos introduced by Margit Walsø

11:15 AM to 12:15 PM Durbar Hall

Other Forms of Storytelling

Jan Carson, Paul McVeigh, R. Cheran and Sunandini Banerjee in conversation with Jayapriya Vasudevan

Stories have a remarkable quality to be told through prose and poetry, words and visuals, a letter or even a postcard. A dynamic panel explores unconventional forms of storytelling and engages with its creative and commercial aspects.

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM Durbar Hall

LGBTQ Writes: Differences and Consensus

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.

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Durbar Hall

Writing for Children, Writing as Children

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.

3:45 PM to 5:00 PM Durbar Hall

Convergences: Languages, Markets and Readers

Jayant Kaikini, Manasi Subramaniam, Ravi Singh and Udayan Mitra in conversation with Aditi Maheshwari Goyal

Followed by the announcement of the Vani Foundation Distinguished Translator Award

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.

5:15 PM to 5:45 PM Durbar Hall

Poems on the Road by Walking Bookfairs

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.

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM The Courtyard

Opening Reception

Co-hosted by the Royal Norwegian Embassy

11:15 AM to 12:15 PM Rajkamal JBM Haveli (JBM Pavilion)

This Business of Books

Naveen Kishore, Urvashi Butalia and Vera Michalski-Hoffmann in conversation with Manasi Subramaniam

Presented by The Seagull School of Publishing

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.

12:30 PM to 2:20 PM Rajkamal JBM Haveli (JBM Pavilion)

A Hundred Bookstores are Not Enough

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.

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Rajkamal JBM Haveli (JBM Pavilion)

Are You (S)killing Your Employees?

Aditi Maheshwari Goyal, Chris Feik, Jack Ramm, Renuka Chatterjee and Sunandini Banerjee in conversation with Trisha de Niyogi

Presented by The Seagull School of Publishing

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.

2:30 PM to 4:45 PM Rajkamal JBM Haveli (JBM Jharokha)

Found in Translation

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, Saket Suman and Shahnaz Habib moderated by Arunava Sinha, Keynote by Ros Schwartz

Launch: Hans Translations by Rachana Yadav

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.

3:45 PM to 5:15 PM Rajkamal JBM Haveli (JBM Pavilion)

How Content is Consumed

Anish Chandy, Bobby Bedi, François Pernot, Leeladhar Mandloi, Neelesh Misra, Smriti Kiran, Vikrant Mathur and Yogesh Dashrath in conversation with Vani Tripathi Tikoo

Presented by Storytel, Book Launch: Corridor of Books by Prakriti Ranjan Goswami, launch by 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.

5:15 PM to 6:15 PM Rajkamal JBM Haveli (JBM Pavilion)

Cover to Cover

Aman Nath, Anuradha Roy, Jan Carson and Pramod Kapoor in conversation with Alka Pande

Followed by the announcement of the 4th Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize, introduced by Maina Bhagat, presented by Gulzar

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.

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Rajkamal JBM Haveli

Cocktails

Co-hosted by Oxford BookStore

11:15 AM to 1:40 PM Rajkamal JBM Haveli (JBM Pavilion)

Festival Directors’ Roundtable

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, Namita Devidayal, Namita Gokhale, Neelesh Misra, Nirupama Kotru, Oliver Møystad, Omar Robert Hamilton, Pariksith Singh, Paul McVeigh, Pravin Sharma, Preeti Gill, Rima Hooja, Sabin Iqbal, Sian Smyth, Smita Parikh, Vikas Singh, Vincent Montagne 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.

11:15 AM to 12:15 PM Rajkamal JBM Haveli (JBM Jharokha)

Indies vs Giants

Anna Solding, Jeremy Trevathan, Karthika V.K. and Vera Michalski-Hoffmann in conversation with Jaya Bhattacharji Rose

Keynote by Vera Michalski

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.

12:30 PM to 2:20 PM Rajkamal JBM Haveli (JBM Jharokha)

The JBM Copyright Roundtable

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

Keynote by Michael Healy Introduced by Safir Anand

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.

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Rajkamal JBM Haveli (JBM Pavilion)

Innovative Distribution Models

Alind Maheshwari, Ananth Padmanabhan, Esha Chatterjee, Himanshu Giri, Lipika Bhushan, Meera Johri, 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.

3:45 PM to 4:45 PM Rajkamal JBM Haveli (JBM Pavilion)

Anuvaad: Translating India

Kalpana Raina, Kannan Sundaram, Minakshi Thakur, Nirupama Kotru, Rita Chowdhury and Satyanand Nirupam in conversation with Mini Krishnan

At Jaipur BookMark, we are constantly trying to bring the best of Indian writing to the rest of the world and help facilitate the sale and exchange of rights both between Indian languages, and internationally. With this session we hope to begin answering the question that publishers and agents from across the world often ask: How do we get to know Indian literatures and translate from, into and between Indian languages?

3:45 PM to 5:15 PM Rajkamal JBM Haveli (JBM Jharokha)

Gender Equations in Publishing

Anushree Rathore, Arpita Das, Esha Chatterjee, Manasi Subramaniam, Manisha Chaudhry, Meera Johri, Marie Desmeures, Naveen Kishore, Prashasti Rastogi, Renuka Chatterjee, Ravi Deecee, Ravi Singh, Shweta Khurana and Urvashi Butalia

Book launch: Publishers on Publishing (All About Book Publishing) by Nitasha Devasar, launch by Shweta Khurana

While the publishing industry has tried to be gender-inclusive and is, in fact, increasingly being led by women, gender biases do still permeate the workplace. This session explores establishing and balancing personal boundaries along with professional growth.

5:15 PM to 6:15 PM Rajkamal JBM Haveli (JBM Pavilion)

The Romain Rolland Prize: Literature and Cosmopolitanism

Romain Rolland prize announcement, introduced by H.E. Mr. Alexandre Ziegler and
Annie Montaut, Chinmoy Guha, Michele Albaret-Maatsch, Namita Gokhale and Ros Schwartz, in conversation with Renuka George

Curated by Institut Francais in India, presented by Ros Schwartz

The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival and Jaipur BookMark are honoured to host the award ceremony for the Romain Rolland prize for the second year in a row. This prize awards the best French fiction title translated into an Indian language. The jury will discuss this year’s entries and delve into the significance of translation, literature and cosmopolitanism.

11:15 AM to 1:30 PM Rajkamal JBM Haveli (JBM Pavilion)

JBM presents iWrite: What do you do when you finish writing a book?

Anita Nair, Ekta Kumar, Jack Ramm, Jayapriya Vasudevan, Meghna Pant and Paul McVeigh in conversation with Preeti Gill

At the Jaipur BookMark iWrite session, storytellers, literary enthusiasts and writers will pitch unpublished manuscripts, short-stories, poetry and works of fiction and non-fiction to international publishers, literary agents, translators and other industry experts, and perhaps even sign a book deal!

Jury - Anish Chandy, Anuj Bahri, Aditi Maheshwari Goyal, Deeba Salim, Jayapriya Vasudevan, Mita Kapur, Neeta Gupta, Preeti Gill and Ramjee Narasiman Book launches: Avinash Mishra, Chandra R. Talware, Sarthak Parashar and Vatsala Mendonca will present their First Book Club published titles

01:40 PM to 02:20 PM The Courtyard

JBM Inaugural Lunch

Co-hosted by the Royal Norwegian Embassy

Programme 2018

10:15am to 11:00am Durbar Hall

Inaugural Session

11:15 AM to 12:15 PM Durbar Hall

For the Love of Books

Akshaya Rautaray, Nikko Odiseos, Tilak Sharma, Satabdi Mishra and Shruti Sharma in conversation with Urvashi Butalia

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM Durbar Hall

Books that Speak: The Future of Audio

Yogesh Dashrath, Arcopol Chaudhuri, Rukun Kaul and Aditi Maheshwari Goyal in conversation with Mita Kapur

2:15 PM to 3:15 PM Durbar Hall

Resurgence of Print

Anantha Padmanabhan, Ian de Toffoli, Manisha Chaudhry and Rick Simonson in conversation with Arpita Das

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM Durbar Hall

The Crime Writing Industry

Carin Gerhardsen, Minna Lindgren, Odd Harald Hauge and Oliver Moystad in conversation with H. E. Mr. Nils Ragnar Kamsvåg

4:45 PM to 5:45 PM Durbar Hall

English Language Publishing: The Indian Market

Priya Kapoor, Ranjana Sengupta, Ravi Singh and Sugata Ghosh in conversation with Preeti Gill

11:15 AM to 12:15 PM Jaipur BookMark Haveli

Publishing Process and Policy Perspectives

Anant Vijay, Ananth Padmanabhan, Arun Maheshwari, Baldeo Bhai Sharma, Bijal Vachharajani, K. Sreenivasarao, Manas Saikia, Ratnesh Jha, Renu Kaul, Robert Watkins and Urvashi Butalia in conversation with Atiya Zaidi

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM Jaipur BookMark Haveli

Bestselling: The Indian Way

Alind Maheshwari, Anant Vijay, Esha Chatterjee, Vikrant Mathur, Vineet Bajpai and Vivek Shanbhag in conversation with Arpita Das

1:40 PM to 2:20 PM Jaipur BookMark Haveli

Lunch

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Jaipur BookMark Haveli

Educational Publishing: Towards an Expanding Knowledge Base (Roundtable)

Manisha Chaudhury, Payal Malhotra, Sugata Ghosh, Terri- ann White and Vikas Gupta in conversation with Atiya Zaidi

3:45 PM to 4:45 PM Jaipur BookMark Haveli

Enhancing the Book

Daryl Shute, Dayanita Singh, Madhukar Purohit, Margrete Lamond and Rupi Kaur in conversation with Preeti Gill

4:45 PM to 5:15 PM Jaipur BookMark Haveli

Tea

5:15 PM to 6:15 PM Jaipur BookMark Haveli

Celebrating Book Covers

Followed by the Announcement of the Oxford Book Cover Prize

Aman Nath, B.N. Goswamy, Dayanita Singh, Jagannath Panda, Maina Bhagat and Sunandini Banerjee in conversation with Alka Pande

11:15 AM to 12:15 PM Jaipur BookMark Haveli

Independent Magazine Roundtable

Neelima Tikku, Indira Chandrasekhar, D.P. Agrawal, Eric Akoto, Sam Cooney, Shireen Quadri, Sunandan Roy Chowdhury and Vivek Shanbhag in conversation with Subhro Bandopadhyay

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM Jaipur BookMark Haveli

Vitaran: Distribution and Outreach in Indian Publishing (Roundtable)

K. Sreenivasarao, Deepchand Sankhla, Ravi Deecee, Vikas Singh, Maya Mrig, Shailesh Bharatwasi and Prashant Bissa in conversation with Aditi Maheshwari Goyal

1:40 PM to 2:20 PM Jaipur BookMark Haveli

Lunch

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Jaipur BookMark Haveli

The Role of Art in the Book Industry

Benjamin Dix, Gunjan Ahlawat, Nicky Arscott, Sunandini Banerjee and Zac O'Yeah in conversation with Lolita Dutta

3:45 PM to 4:45 PM Jaipur BookMark Haveli

Language, Identity and Translation

Anna Cecelia Moulton, Annie Montaut, Elin Haf Gruffydd Jones, Han Yujoo, Mridula Nath Chakraborty and Tara June Winch in conversation with Sudeep Sen

4:45 PM to 5:15 PM Jaipur BookMark Haveli

Zero Degree Publishing: Imprint Launch

5:15 PM to 6:15 PM Jaipur BookMark Haveli

Translating India

Arunava Sinha, K. Sreenivasarao, Mini Krishnan, Sukrita Paul Kumar, Tridip Suhrud and Vivek Shanbhag in conversation with Aditi Maheshwari Goyal

11:15 AM to 12:15 PM Jaipur BookMark Haveli

Festival Directors’ Roundtable

(Entry by invitation only)

Alexandra Büchler, Ameena Saiyid, Cathy McCullough, Chandra Prakash Tiwari, Cherilyn Parsons, David McWilliams, Geoffrey Taylor, Janhavi Prasada, Kanak Chauhan, Kathryn Baird, K. Sreenivasarao, Maina Bhagat, Meenakshi Alimchandani, Mita Kapur, Namita Gokhale, Oliver Moystad, Prashant Kashyap, Ravi Deecee, Sanaz Fotouhi, Shyam Parikh, Sian Smyth and Ulrich Schreiber moderated by Sanjoy K. Roy

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM Jaipur BookMark Haveli

Festival Directors’ Roundtable

(Entry by invitation only)

Alexandra Büchler, Ameena Saiyid, Cathy McCullough, Chandra Prakash Tiwari, Cherilyn Parsons, David McWilliams, Geoffrey Taylor, Janhavi Prasada, Kanak Chauhan, Kathryn Baird, K. Sreenivasarao, Maina Bhagat, Meenakshi Alimchandani, Mita Kapur, Namita Gokhale, Oliver Moystad, Prashant Kashyap, Ravi Deecee, Sanaz Fotouhi, Shyam Parikh, Sian Smyth, Ulrich Schreiber and Smita Parikh moderated by Sanjoy K. Roy

1:40 PM to 2:20 PM Jaipur BookMark Haveli

Lunch

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Jaipur BookMark Haveli

How Do Books Travel?

Adriana Lisboa, Eurig Salisbury, Hemant Divate, Sampurna Chattarji and Sunandan Roy Chowdhury in conversation with Alexandra Büchler

3:45 PM to 4:45 PM Jaipur BookMark Haveli

Digital Narratives (Roundtable)

Akshaye Rathi, Anish Chandy, Anu Singh Choudhary, Anurag Kashyap, Arpita Das, Gaurav Solanki, Karan Anshuman, Kathy Reichs, Pankaj Dubey, Sameer Nair and Shailesh Bharatwasi in conversation with Vani Tripathi Tikoo

5:15 PM to 6:15 PM Jaipur BookMark Haveli

Digital Narratives (Roundtable)

Akshaye Rathi, Anish Chandy, Anu Singh Choudhary, Anurag Kashyap, Arpita Das, Gaurav Solanki, Karan Anshuman, Kathy Reichs, Pankaj Dubey, Sameer Nair and Shailesh Bharatwasi in conversation with Vani Tripathi Tikoo

11:15 AM to 12:15 PM Jaipur BookMark Haveli

Agents Open House

Kelly Falconer, Mita Kapur, Pierre Astier and Preeti Gill in conversation with Anuj Bahri

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM Jaipur BookMark Haveli

First Book Club

Entry by invitation only

Aditi Maheshwari Goyal, Anuj Bahri, Jakob Sandvad, Kelly Falconer, Manasi Subramaiam, Mita Kapur, Preeti Gill, Urvashi Butalia, Vikas Gupta and Zac O'Yeah

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Jaipur BookMark Haveli

‘Mind Is Your Business’: Divine Texts and the Mortal Art of Bookselling

Ashok Chopra, Priyanka Malhotra and R.P. Jain in conversation with Aditi Maheshwari Goyal

3:45 PM to 4:45 PM Jaipur BookMark Haveli

Translating the Untranslatable

Akhil Katyal, Galina Lazareva, Mini Krishnan and Radha Chakravarty in conversation with Manasi Subramaniam

4:45 PM to 5:15 PM Jaipur BookMark Haveli

Tea

5:15 PM to 6:15 PM Jaipur BookMark Haveli

BonJour India: Translating French Literature to Indian Languages

Annie Montaut, Chinmoy Guha, Michèle Albaret-Maatsch, Namita Gokhale and Renuka George in conversation with by Nicolas Idier