Organised 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. Renowned Writer, Prof. K Satchidanandan is the Festival Director.
KOZHIKODE, the venue of choice for the Kerala Literature Festival was named the ‘City of Literature’ by the Unesco Creative Cities Network (UCCN), making it the first such city in India. Spanning four days, in 6 venues at the Kozhikode beach in Kerala, the Festival will feature 400+ global speakers. The Hon. Chief Minister of Kerala, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan will inaugurate the event.
The seventh edition of the Kerala Literature Festival is expected to be a grand celebration of literature and culture with Turkey as the guest country of honour, featuring their literature and art forms. The UK, Wales, Spain, Japan, USA, Malaysia, Spain, and France will be the other participating countries.
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.
The sessions at KLF aim to map literature through discussions on Science & Technology; History & Politics, Environment, Literature, Business & Entrepreneurship, Health, Art, Cinema, Theatre, Music & Leisure, Travel & Tourism, Gender, Economy, and various facets that shape human consciousness.