Adelaide Festival Centre has secured an international leg of the world’s most influential book event as part of the 2018 OzAsia Festival
The Adelaide offshoot of the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) will take place from Friday 9 November to Sunday 11 November, the final weekend of OzAsia, which begins on 25 October.
JLF will see more than 50 prominent writers and thinkers visit the capital of South Australia, including Indian author Shobhaa De and renowned travel writer William Dalrymple, who founded the event.
Described by Dalrymple as a “super-university pitching its tents”, JLF, the world’s largest free celebration of literature, will also visit New York, Houston and Boulder in the United States, and London in the United Kingdom.
Adelaide Festival Centre CEO Douglas Gauiter said the event is a massive coup for the city. “The completely free JLF program will give audiences the opportunity to surround themselves with some of the best literary minds from around the world,” Gauiter said.