It’s held annually on the green grounds of Diggi Palace Hotel in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

All of the sessions were outside, and because it was free, participants moved freely from session to session.

As their relationships unfold, in person and online, they discuss sex and friendship, art and literature, politics and gender, and, of course, one another.

From one of the Observer's 'Rising Stars of 2017', a high-risk, highbrow and intimate novel – and one of the most anticipated works of fiction this year.

Conversations with Friends is about Frances, Bobbi, Nick and Melissa, four characters who ask each other endless questions.

For me, this Jaipur event reminded me more of This year’s Jaipur Lit Fest also featured Gloria Steinem, who was promoting her new collection of essays, as well as actor Irrfan Khan and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, plus a full catalogue of others.

In past years, the Jaipur Lit Fest has hosted Ian Mc Ewan, Orhan Pamuk, Vikram Seth, Kiran Desai, and JM Coetzee.

Time Out Delhi refers to the event as the Woodstock of World Literature.

This literature fest had a very different feel from the Emirates Lit Fest in Dubai, which is more formal and held in conference rooms at the Inter Continental Hotel.That way, when I want to read something good, I just have to remember where it was that I last tripped over one of those piles.Kiran Desai's first novel, Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard, was published to unanimous acclaim in over twenty-two countries.I explained I wasn't cheating, just reading, because of the interminable (I think I actually used that word—or tried to) pauses between the words, and that if my teacher would just hurry it up, I wouldn't be so bored. — Jennifer Weiner, author of Books Made Me: Lie (Badly) In college, I needed a summer job and applied to a highbrow bookstore, on whose premises I aimed to remedy the varied gaps in my literary knowledge.During the job interview, I fibbed wildly to appear cultured and worldly, being neither.When a Nepalese insurgency in the mountains threatens Sai's new-sprung romance with her handsome Nepali tutor and causes their lives to descend into chaos, they, too, are forced to confront their colliding interests. The cook witnesses the hierarchy being overturned and discarded.