Bangalore Literature Festival | 12th Edition | 2023

Festival Speakers

Be inspired, listening to over 250 authors and speakers in 170 sessions across two days.

C|L|F Speakers

Children | Literature | Fun for the young and the young at heart.

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Abraham Verghese

Amish Tripathi

Amitava Kumar

Anil Ananthaswamy

Anuja Chauhan

Arundhathi Subramaniam

Ashwin Sanghi

Chandrashekhara Kambara

Devdutt Pattanaik

Gideon Haigh

Huma Qureshi

Kanan Gill

Mike Brearley

Mukesh Bansal

Paul Zacharia

Perumal Murugan

Prahlad Kakar

Ramachandra Guha

Ranjit Hoskote

Ruth Padel

Shashi Tharoor

Simon Kuper

Sudha Murty


Morning music performances by young musicians.

AG-BLF Prize

Atta Galatta-Bangalore Literature Festival | Book Prize at Bangalore Literature Festival 2023.

Venue and Getting There

The venue for the Bangalore Literature Festival 2023 is The LaLiT Ashok, Kumarakrupa Road, High Grounds, Bengaluru


The Bangalore Literature Festival fêtes reading and writing. Bookworms and bibliophiles are invited to bask in the winter sun in the Garden City of India and meet writers from everywhere — local, national and international — as this festival brings the world to ‘Namma Bengaluru’. The Festival celebrates the creative spirit and commemorates the literary diversity Bengaluru offers, bringing it in conversation with the best minds in the world of literature within and outside India.