I created a lockdown writing competition with Ardoyne Youth Enterprise. There were three categories based on age with the theme Children of Lockdown. The prizes were awarded this week and I went to the offices to sign books and certificates. You can read the winning entires here.
This was a follow on from the videos I made of The Good Son for AYE during the first lockdown.
With thanks to Arts Council of Northern Ireland for supporting me during the making of those.
Hosted at the heritage Diggi Palace, located in the heart of the Pink City of Jaipur, the Festival is among the world’s leading literary events attracting authors, publishers and book lovers from across the world. In 2018, it hosted over 350 speakers in 200 panels and represented over 25 languages, receiving over 4,00,000 footfalls in a span of 5 days.
The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival provides a potentially life-changing opportunity for audiences from Rajasthan, across India and the world to learn from and exchange ideas with contemporary literary stalwarts.
I’m particularly delighted to be working with Festival Director Namita Gokhale again, after we co-judged the International Dylan Thomas Prize this year.
This trip is made possible by the support of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.