Opening dinner last night at the exquisite Rambaugh Palace. Music, intelligent conbersation and superb cuisine. My delightful dining companions, Louis Mountain and Andrew Duff. Andy is a Fellow of the (British) Royal Geological Society and last year published Sikkim: Requiem for a Himalayan Kingdom, an acclaimed history of the kingdom’s last days, complete with a love … Read moreJLF Literati and Glitterati
We arrived in Jaipur yesterday afternoon – about 8 hours late. Ground fog and prop planes are not an ideal flying combination. After dropping off bags at our hotel, we rushed over to Diggi Palace to check in with our peeps and check out the venue. We were greeted by Gair dancers practicing their routine … Read moreJLF: Diggi Palace Transformed
A friend recommended that I check out two of her favorite authors at JLF. Here’s what she has to say: Colm Toibin Toibin beautifully captures the inner emotions and psychology of his characters. Brooklyn deals with the true meaning of “home” while Nora Webster focuses on how we may deal with life transitions. Toibin’s skill … Read moreColm Tóibín & Armistad Maupin @JLF
I’m dipping into JLF authors in anticipation of the feast to come. Stephen Fry in America, the print version of his award-winning BBC documentary series, provides a delightful appetizer. Stephen cruises the States in his trademark London black cab, visiting diners, tourist attractions and local hangouts in the company of his 10-year old imaginary American … Read moreStephen Fry @JLF
Last September, the Jaipur Literature Festival came to the US for the very first time – hosted at the Boulder Public Library! The festival was two glorious days of interaction with some of the greatest authors in the world. And the Festival is coming back: Mark your calendars for JLF@Boulder September 23-25, 2016. If you missed … Read moreJLF@Boulder: Mother Festival, here we come!