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A LitFest For Everyone!

Hyderabad Literary Festival (HLF) is an annual event that celebrates creativity in all its forms. HLF is a multi-disciplinary, multi-lingual event that draws over a hundred writers, artistes, academics, scholars, publishers from India and abroad each year.

Started in 2010, the Festival has emerged as an important event in the cultural calendar of the country. It represents the rich and cosmopolitan ethos of the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad, as well as the vibrant culture of the modern Cyberabad.

HLF is a Festival for All. Its programme includes talks, conversations, panel discussions, readings, workshops, exhibitions, book launches, cultural programme, events for college students and school children.

The Festival is FREE and open to ALL.

HLF 2017

HLF 2017 is organized by “Hyderabad Literary Trust” in association with the Government of Telangana and with the support of several academic, literary, cultural organizations and publishing houses. 

Guest Nation
Inviting a foreign country to showcase its literature, art and culture is a unique feature of HLF. Philippines is the ‘Guest Nation’ at HLF 2017. 

Indian Language in Focus
HLF pays special attention to one Indian language at each edition of the festival. Tamil is the language in focus at HLF 2017.  HLF will continue to highlight the need to sustain linguistic diversity, and HLF 2017 will have a session on endangered languages in Tamil Nadu.

Other Highlights 
Homage to Mahasweta Devi (1926-2016), Chandralekha (1928-2006),  
MS Subbulakshmi (1916-2004); Stage Talks; Cultural events; Workshops; Exhibitions; Events for college students and school children’s bookfair.