Our Story - Bangalore Literature Festival

Beautiful gardens and parks, the gulmohar in full bloom, the most salubrious weather – Bengaluru has always inspired creative thinkers and authors. The Bangalore Literature Festival celebrates this creative spirit of the city popular as the Garden City of India and commemorates the literary diversity it offers, bringing it in conversation with the best minds in the world of literature within and outside India.

Founded in 2012, as a non-profit trust, the Bangalore Literature Festival has had twelve very successful editions to date with over 1500 authors and speakers from India and abroad participating through the years. The founders conceptualized the Festival with the guiding principle of making it a flagship annual literature festival rooted in Bengaluru and with global aspirations and to create a compelling space for engaging and thought provoking discussions on literature and life.

The Festival is India’s largest independent and community-funded literary conclave and Bengaluru city’s flagship annual literary and cultural experience focused on rekindling the romance with literature and fostering fine reading and writing, especially amongst the young population of the city.