Jaipur Literature Festival at British Library on June 9 -11


The British Library will host the 10th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival, London from June 9th to 11th, 2023. At the Jaipur Literature Festival London, renowned speakers, writers, and poets from around the world will bring to life South Asia's unique multilingual literary heritage at the British Library ie, the heart of London. 

The JLF Spain was held from June 1st to June 4th, 2023, while the Jaipur Literature Festival returned the program with the London edition in three venues at the British Library. 

Every year in January, the world's great Jaipur Literature Festival is held in the pink city of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, inviting the world's leading writers and speakers to engage the large crowd. Now the JLF has many editions all over the world, each with a unique mix of inspiring voices and ideas.

Jaipur Literature Festival British Library Dates 

The Jaipur Literature Festival offers a lively weekend of words, books, music, food, and camaraderie from June 9th to June 11th, 2023 at the British Library. 

Jaipur Literature Festival British Library Speakers list 

At the JLF London 2023, there are renowned speakers who are going on themes like the Urgency of Borrowed Time (Climate Change), Science and Technology, Shakespeare and PG Wodehouse, Food and Film, History and Diversity, Business and Art, among others. Check out the list of speakers at the JLF London 2023: 

Speakers List at JLF London 

William Dalrymple

Venki Ramakrishna 

Vauhini Vara

Alice Oswald

Shashi Tharoor

Jonathan Freedland

Tom Holland

Usha Uthup

Tahmima Anam

Sathnam Sanghera,

Vishal Bhardwaj

Alice Loxton

Asma Khan

Marcus du Sautoy

Antony Beevor

Nikesh Shukla

Read more about Literature Festivals held in India in 2023

Jaipur Literature Festival British Library Tickets 

You can purchase the Online weekend pass to watch the selected sessions online live or within 48 hours on catch-up. Viewing links will be distributed soon before the event. Several other sessions will be available to watch on catch-up in the days following the event via the same link. 

Weekend and day pass grant access to any session in person, subject to capacity. Online passes can be purchased to watch all Theatre sessions live and on catch up throughout the weekend schedule. You can purchase the Online passes from here.

Here are the Ticket Price details: 


Full Price 

Senior Citizens (60+)

BL Members


Young person (18-25)

Weekend In-person Pass






Saturday In-person Pass






Sunday In-person Pass






Online Weekend Pass






Program Schedule of the Jaipur Literature Festival British Library 2023

The Festival began on June 9th, 2023 with the inauguration from 6 PM to 7:15 PM where there was a conversation on Myth and Memory between Amish Tripathi and Shashi Tharoor. There are separate bookings required for this program. 

On the 10th of June, The festival kicked off at 10 a.m. with registration, followed by Morning Music: Soumik Datta and Gurdain Singh Rayat, Family Storytelling: Puzzling Tales, Agatha Christie: Murder She Wrote, The Immortal King Rao, and so on, and ended with the evergreen pop icon and playback singer Padma Shri Usha Uthup, who spoke about what music means to her and the passion and commitment she brings to it. A capturing sing-along recount of a one-of-a-kind musical odyssey with a modern-day legend.

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