Hyderabad Literary Festival
Hyderabad, Telangana

Hyderabad Literary Festival

Hyderabad Literary Festival

The multi-lingual and multi-disciplinary Hyderabad Literary Festival has brought together some of the finest creative minds in India and abroad since its launch in 2010. The festival, which presents about 150 speakers every year, acts as a bridge between writers and readers, artists and audiences and aspiring writers and publishers. The programme includes talks, conversations, panel discussions, readings, workshops, exhibitions, book launches, cultural performances and film screenings. There are also events for college students and school children.

Writers such as Abhijit Banerjee, Amitav Ghosh, Andrew Whitehead, Benyamin, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Farrukh Dhondy, Feisal Alkazi, Gideon Haigh, Githa Hariharan, Harsh Mander, Jerry Pinto, John Zubrzycki, K. Satchidanandan, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Pushpesh Pant, Ritu Menon, Suniti Namjoshi, Timeri N. Murari and Upamanyu Chatterjee have been part of the Hyderabad Literary Festival over the years.

Each edition features a ‘Guest Nation’, a foreign country that is invited to showcase its literature, art and culture. Australia, China, France, Germany, Ireland, Philippines, Poland, Singapore, Spain and the UK are among the countries featured so far. Every year, there is also one ‘Indian Language in Focus’. Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu are some of the languages whose writers and works have been celebrated in the past.

The Hyderabad Literary Festival is a free festival for all age groups that believes in inclusivity, accessibility and environmental consciousness. Among its eco-friendly initiatives are the minimisation of the use of plastic and thermocol, the use of natural materials and organisation of events that promote environmental awareness. The festival, which was held virtually in 2021 and 2022, will return in January 2023.

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How To Get There

How to Reach Hyderabad

1. By Air: The nearest airport is the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.

2. By Rail: Being the headquarter of the South Central Railway, Hyderabad is well connected with all the major cities of India, including New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Visakhapatnam, Bengaluru, Kochi and Kolkata. There are railway stations at Nampally and Kachiguda. Trains leaving from these two stations can also be boarded at the Secunderabad Railway Station.

3. By Road: Regular services of state roadways and privately-owned buses are available from the Hyderabad Bus Stand. Roads are well linked with important cities and states. You can also hire rental cars or taxis to get to your desired destination.

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  • Eco-friendly
  • Family-friendly
  • Food stalls
  • Gendered toilets
  • Non-smoking


  • Wheelchair access

Covid Safety

  • Masks mandatory
  • Only fully vaccinated attendees allowed
  • Sanitiser booths
  • Socially distanced

Items & Accessories to Carry

1. A light shawl or jacket. Hyderabad, located in the northern part of the Deccan Plateau, has a tropical wet and dry climate and a chilly winter season that lasts from October to February, and peaks in December. A hat or a scarf is always a good idea.

2. Comfortable footwear. Sensible shoes or trainers are a great option.

3. COVID packs: Hand sanitiser, extra masks and a copy of your vaccination certificate are things you should keep handy.

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About Hyderabad Literary Festival

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Hyderabad Literary Festival

The Hyderabad Literary Festival is organised by the Hyderabad Literary Trust with the support…

Contact Details
Phone No 9392472934
Address Hyderabad Literary Festival
Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad
20, Journalist Colony Road No. 3
Banjara Hills
Hyderabad 500034


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