Mumbai, November 16, 2016: Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 invites celebrated Marathi writer Swanand Kirkire to be a part of the festival. This will be the first time Swanand will participate and appear at the most coveted literature festival in the country.
Mumbai-based Marathi writer, Swanand Kirkire has had a multi-faceted career in literature. In one of the more popular avatar as a lyricist, Swanand Kirkire has won National Awards for lending his beautiful words to songs, such as – ‘Bande Me Tha Dum’ from Lage Raho Munnabhai and ‘Behti Hawa Sa Tha Woh’ from 3 Idiots. For movies such as Eklavya: The Royal Guard, Swanand Kirkire donned multiple hats – from directing the music to penning the dialogue. In fact, he is a well-known theatre personality who has also delved in the field of Bollywood movies as an actor. A singer by both hobby and profession, Swanand Kirkire’s presence at JLF will ensure a talent cornucopia for the audience and his fans.
The announcement of his presence at the JLF was released through an interesting initiative; Jaipur Literature Festival 10@10- weekly announcements to reveal the names of some of the world’s greatest writers and thinkers set to appear at the Festival in January. Accompanying Swanand Kirkire at JLF are some other renowned artists Alice Walker, Chitra Banerjee Devakaruni, Vikram Chandra, SL Bhyrappa, Tahmima Anam, Roberto Calasso and Narendra Kohli amongst others.
Frequently described as the “greatest literary show on Earth”, the 10th edition of JLF will take place from 19th – 23rd January 2017, once again at its beautiful home of the historic Diggi Palace Hotel in Jaipur. The festival in its 10th edition will welcome over 250 authors, thinkers, politicians, journalists, and popular culture icons, and expects audience numbers to surpass last year’s figure of 330,000.
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