Here is the list of the 7 best authors you can’t miss out !!

It’s the time of the year where all roads and everyone find their way to Diggi Palace. Sachin Pilot, Manisha Koirala, Barkha Dutt, Shashi Tharoor and so many more will be in attendance at the “greatest literary show on Earth” from 24 January to 28 January 2019. As we all know this literature festival is the most prestigious way literature is appreciated & celebrated, there is definitely a lot to expect from this year’s Zee JLF’19.

Here are 7 speakers from the festival that you shouldn’t miss!


The name is enough, Tharoor, an award-winning author of 18 books of fiction and non-fiction, including Why am I Hindu?, Inglorious Empire and the recently published, The Paradoxical Prime Minister. He would be in conversation with Mihir Sharma in his session named #Tharoorisms.

VENUE : Front Lawn

DATE : 24 Jan’19

TIME : 3.45-4.45 PM


Gulzar and Nasreen Munni Kabir in conversation with Sanjoy K. Roy in his session Jiya Jale : Stories behind the songs. Gulzar Saheb guides us through the stories behind the stories of his most iconic and enduring songs and we definitely are not missing this one.

VENUE : Front Lawn

DATE : 25 Jan’19

TIME : 10 AM-11 AM


Zuni, the daughter of filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra and journalist Anupama Chopra has written two poetry books at the age of 17 and it’s pretty empowering to see girls and women excelling, spot her in the session Poetry Hour along with Aadil Raza Mansoori, Anjum Hasan, Eliza Griswold, Perumal Murugan, Zeina Hashem Beck.

VENUE : Samvad

DATE : 25 Jan’19

TIME : 5.15 PM-6.15 PM


Reshma, an acid attack survivor and the face of Make Love Not Scars. She is the co-author of Being Reshma, a powerful first hand account of her inspiring journey. Catch her in the session Make love not scars in conversation with Namita Bhandare.

VENUE : Charbagh

DATE : 27 Jan’19

TIME : 1.40 PM – 2.20 PM


Sibal, Indian politician belonging to the Indian National Congress party in conversation with Barkha Dutt, in the session Shades of Life

VENUE : Charbagh

DATE : 28 Jan’19

TIME : 2.30-3.30 PM


This amazing duo would be seen in coversation with Rana Safvi in their exclusive session Jan Nisaar & Kaifi. We are waiting to be a part of this!

VENUE : Front Lawn

DATE : 25 Jan’19

TIME : 12.30 PM – 1.30 PM


Yann Martel, the author of the famous book ‘Life of Pi” in conversation with Jerry Pinto in the session, Before and After Pi.

VENUE : Front lawn

DATE : 27 Jan’19

TIME : 10 AM – 11 AM

There is too much in store for all the literature enthusisasts. Come and celebrate the word with us. Also don’t miss out a chance to meet them and get your books signed too !!