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 2024

HLF 2024 is organised by “Hyderabad Literary Trust”, a non-profit organisation, with the support of several literary and cultural organisations, and publishing houses. After two wonderful editions at the Vidyaranya High School, HLF 2024 moves to a new venue: Sattva Knowledge City, HITEC City.

Register for HLF 2024 to get updates on the festival.

HLF over the years


HLF Directors

Amita R 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

Anuradha Reddy

G Shankar Narayan

Working Group

E Sandeep

Nikhil Nalla

Nooriya Vahanvaty

Padma PVL

Y Laasya Reddy (Coordinator 2024)

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.


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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.