Next Kerala Lit Fest Features Well Known Authors
NEW DELHI (IANS) – The seventh edition of the Kerala Literature Festival (KLF) in January next year will be held on the beaches of Kozhikode. With a half-million-footfall, KLF has become Asia’s Largest Literature Festival.
The initial list of speakers includes Arundhati Roy, Mallika Sarabhai, Shashi Tharoor, Piyush Pandey, Prahlad Kakkar, William Dalrymple, Gurucharan Das, Mani Shankar Aiyer, Catherine Ann Jones, Monika Halan, Durjoy Dutta, Manu S Pillai. The festival will also host concerts by TM Krishna and Vikku Vinayakram; Surbahar and Sitar concert by Padmabhushan Pandit Budhaditya Mukherjee.
This edition of KLF will feature Turkey as the guest country of honor, featuring its literature and art forms. The UK, Wales, Spain, Japan, USA, Malaysia, Spain, and France will be the other participating countries.
Organized by DC Kizhakemuri Foundation and co-promoted by DC Books, KLF 2024 will feature Nobel laureates, Booker Prize winners, literary luminaries, media personalities, and celebrities.
Kozhikode, the venue of choice for the Kerala Literature Festival was named the ‘City of Literature’ by the Unesco Creative Cities Network, making it the first such city in India. Spanning four days, in six venues at the Kozhikode beach, the festival will feature 400+ global speakers.