Hyderabad Literary Festival

Hyderabad Literary Festival (HLF) is an annual event that celebrates creativity in all its forms. HLF is a multidisciplinary, multilingual 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 spirit of the modern Cyberabad.

The Festival is FREE and open to ALL HLF 2023

HLF 2023 is organized by “Hyderabad Literary Trust” with the support of several literary and cultural organizations, and publishing houses. After a gap of two years, HLF 2023 will be held in the OFFLINE mode at the Vidyaranya High School.

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

HLF over the years


HLF Directors

Amita Desai

Festival Director

Dr B Kinnera Murthy

Festival Director

Dr T Vijay Kumar

Festival Director

Festival Committee


K T Rama Rao

Hon’ble Minister for IT E&C, MA&UD and Industries & Commerce Departments, Government of Telangana


Jayesh Ranjan, IAS

Principal Secretary for Industries & Commerce (I&C), and Information Technology (IT) Departments, Government of Telangana


Bashir Babu Khan

C Rammanohar Reddy

GV Prasad

MA Faiz Khan

Masiuddin Ahmed

Nandini Rao

Veenakamlapally Rani

YV Reddy

Core Group

A Giridhar Rao

Anuradha Reddy

Atiya Amjad

Neeta Gandhi

Sadhana Ramchander

Shriya Gupta

Sunita Reddy

Suroor Alikhan

Uma Damodar Sridhar

Usha Raman

Working Group

E Sandeep

Nikhil Nalla

Padma PVL

Paridhi Bihani Dugar

Rebecca Girigalla

Siddiqua Fatima Virji (Coordinator 2023)

Support HLF! Hyderabad Literary Festival is back, in-person!
3 days, 100+ speakers, 15000+ visitors!

HLF is your Festival. It is the Festival of Hyderabad.
Support HLF through donations! Contribute generously and make HLF happen.

* Donations are eligible for tax deduction under 80G.


Email Id



Hyderabad Literary Festival
C/o Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad
20, Journalist Colony
Road No. 3, Banjara Hills
Hyderabad 500034.

    The Festival is FREE and
    open to ALL.

    Drop in your email id so we can keep you posted with the event schedule and important announcements.