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A wonderful festival … and your volunteers were quite exceptional in their courtesy and can-do attitude”

Andrew Whitehead

I really enjoyed the HLF very much and the crowd of visitors to the
various programmes was so impressive

Timeri Murari

The Festival carried so much of spontaneity and warmth and life to it!

Humra Quraishi


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.

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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.

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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.

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