7 literary festivals worth a visit

These thought-provoking gatherings feature the biggest names in the literary world.

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Jaipur Literature Festival: Jaipur, India

Jaipur is the world's largest free literary festival, and the largest literary festival in Asia. 2015 saw nearly a quarter of a million people attend some 300 events across 10 venues, the most wonderful of which was a royal palace, the Hotel Diggi Palace.

The festival is so popular and successful that it has spawned two smaller events in England and the U.S. From year to year you can find a who's who of literary notables and even media personalities present at Jaipur. For example, in 2012 Oprah Winfrey dropped by.

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