And just like that, the final day arrived and wound up!

Oh but not before leaving me with three wonderful sessions! Amit Chaudhuri took me by hand, ably prodded by Janice Pariat, on a sojourn in Berlin and left me looking for more. Curiosity piqued, I bought the book. Well.. 🙂 Chigozie Obioma was such a gentle darling! So many perspectives – as a writer, as a reader, as a jury member on Booker Prize panel and more – he kept me hooked with his perceptive observations. Needless to say, I was more than happy to yap a little more with him post his session!

The final session belonged to the mighty Marlon James, a voice that resonates long after I have heard him. The craft, the audience, the myths and the prejudices were some of the themes he talked on during his fifty odd minutes of interaction. If you haven’t read him, do give his vivid books, a try.

With our last Blue Tokais and Hazelnut Popcorns and Oat Raisin Cookies, we bid farewell to this year’s JLF and this lovely city.

Until next time.

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