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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 2020

HLF 2020 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: Australia
Inviting a foreign country to showcase its literature, art and culture is a unique feature of HLF. Australia will be in focus at HLF 2020.

Indian Language in Focus: Malayalam 
HLF pays special attention to one Indian language at each edition of the festival. Malayalam is the language in focus at HLF 2020. 

HLF Credo

Hyderabad Literary Festival Credo

Vision Statement

Literature is vital to sustaining a vibrant culture and HLF aspires to create an aesthetic and sustainable society through the celebration of an eclectic combination of literature, arts, culture and heritage. It further seeks to be an inclusive and environmentally conscious festival with a place under the sun for every living being.

HLF Policy

  1. Endeavour, encourage and support independence of thought and action
  2. Provide a platform for all forms of literature, visual arts, culture and heritage and promote aesthetics in society
  3. Provide equal opportunity to all and inclusivity
  4. Zero tolerance for sexual harassment of any degree
  5. Strive towards an eco-friendly festival, minimising the use of plastics and operationalizing the credo of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle