Hyderabad Literary Festival 2014 starts from January 24th and will last till Jan 26th. This year it will be held at Literary Street, Rd No 8, Banjara Hills. Miscellaneous events will take place at Ashiana (near Kalpa School), Saptaparni, Lamakaan and Kalakriti Art Gallery.

Want to be a part of it? Register at the HLF official website: http://www.hydlitfest.org/registration.asp


Hyderabad Literary Festival 2014 is organized by “Hyderabad Literary Trust” in association with the Department of Tourism, Government of Andhra Pradesh, and with the support of several academic, literary, cultural organizations and publishing houses.

Started in 2010, HLF has received excellent response from writers, readers, publishers, and the media. HLF is a multi-lingual event and one of its distinctive features is the strong accent on writing in the Indian languages.

Guest Nation
Inviting a foreign country to showcase its literature and culture was a feature added to the Festival in 2012. Germany was the ‘Guest Nation’ at HLF 2012, and France at HLF 2013. At HLF 2014, Ireland will be the ‘Guest Nation’. Besides, three eminent writers from Singapore will be participating in HLF 2014.

Indian Language in Focus
Paying special attention to the writing in one Indian language at each edition of the festival was a feature introduced at HLF 2013. Telugu was the language in focus at HLF 2013, and it will be Hindi at HLF 2014.

Other Highlights
Special events for college students and school children
Workshops on Haiku, Creative Writing, Theatre
Book Launches, Bookfair

‘Literary Street’, Rd No 8, Banjara Hills. Events will take place at Ashiana (near Kalpa School), Saptaparni, Kalakriti Art Gallery, and Lamakaan.

Broader Objectives of the Festival

To highlight the rich cultural legacy of Hyderabad and promote the city as a focal point of new creative energy.
To promote and further the cause of Indian literature in Indian languages and in English.
To bring into focus the need for an active interaction among local, national, and foreign languages and cultures.
To create a platform for artistes from different creative fields to interact with each other and share their work among themselves and with their readers/audiences.
To provide and an opportunity for young and aspiring writers to interact with publishers.

Where is the venue and how to reach?


Schedule and Program details