The annual ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival announced the first list of 30 speakers out of over 250 speakers expected to attend its 12th edition in 2019. The first list of authors includes Alexander McCall Smith, Amin Jaffer, Andr\u00e9 Aciman, Andrew Sean Greer, Anish Kapoor, Anuradha Roy, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Colson Whitehead, Donna Zuckerberg, Germaine Greer, Hari Kunzru, Jeremy Paxman, Jon Lee Anderson, Juergen Boos, Manisha Koirala, Marc Quinn, Markus Zusak, Molly Crabapple, N.S. Madhavan, Narendra Kohli, NoViolet Bulawayo, Perumal Murugan, Priyamvada Natarajan, Rom Whitaker, Rupert Everett, Simon Sebag Montefiore, Tawfiq E. Chowdhury, Uday Prakash, Upamanyu Chatterjee and Vikram Chandra. \u201cIn 2019 we'll be fielding the strongest Jaipur line up ever, an unrivalled literary First Eleven of remarkable poets and acclaimed novelists, historians and biographers, thinkers and dreamers. It\u2019s an astonishing line up and I can't wait for January 24 to see it all become a reality,\u201d said William Dalrymple, co-director of the literature fest in a release today. The festival, described as the \u2018greatest literary show on earth\u2019 will take place from January 24-28 next year at the historic Diggi Palace Hotel in Jaipur.