With the gradual easing of global travel restrictions and lockdown, the JLF Soneva Fushi, the latest international venture of the iconic Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), is set to debut in the Maldives in a 10-day event.
Taking place from May 13 to 22 next year, the arts and literary Festival will be held at a luxury resort within the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with themes as varied as travel, fiction, food, art, wellness, climate change and the environment.
In keeping with JLF’s international programming vision, the festival will reinforce South Asia’s unique literary heritage with a caravan of globally celebrated authors and thinkers taking part in a range of stimulating panels, workshops, music, poetry readings and film screenings. The JLF Soneva Fushi will be a study in slow life, with morning yoga sessions, stimulating workshops, delectable international food and sunsets against a languorous blue sea.
With the annual Jaipur Literature Festival in Jaipur and yearly international iterations in London, Belfast, New York, Colorado, Houston, Adelaide, Toronto and Doha, Teamwork Arts, producer of the Jaipur Literature Festival, believes in the spirit of community and the hope, strength and vitality that literature and knowledge give to people.
JLF’s international series, held across the world, has showcased the multilingual literary heritage of South Asia with the distinct flavour of its host regions, bringing together a diverse and engaged community of booklovers, thought leaders and influencers.