Man Booker Prize-winning author Paul Beatty features in the final list of speakers of the much-awaited literary event of the upcoming year ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 that was announced on Tuesday.

Beatty, who wrote the book 'The Sellout' will be making his first appearance at the festival. 

Other speakers at the JLF are writer and painter Amruta Patil, actress Nandana Sen, Irish film director Neil Jordan, wildlife expert Valmik Thapar, spiritualist Sadhguru, politician Shashi Tharoor, British film director Stephen Frears, actor Rishi Kapoor and Tamil writer and journalist Vaasanthi.

The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 will take place between January 19 and 23, 2017 at its usual venue the historic Diggi Palace Hotel in Jaipur. 

The Festival expects to welcome over 250 authors, thinkers, politicians, journalists and popular culture icons from across the world.