The Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival is a celebration of the literary, cultural and intellectual spirit of the City of Books. The ninth edition of the AKLF is scheduled 11-14 January 2018, and as always, heralds the lit fest season in the country. Held for the second year in the scenic environs of the heritage St Paul’s Cathedral, it is the only Festival to have emerged from a bookstore – the iconic Oxford Bookstore.The four-day literary extravaganza is spread across city’s heritage sites like Indian Museum, Harrington Street Art Centre and Goethe Institut and Tollygunge Club apart from St Paul’s Cathedral Lawns
Time: 10 am to 9 pm
Venue: St Paul’s Cathedral Ground
Mira Nair, Ashis Nandy, Basharat Peer, Vishal Bhardwaj, Soha Ali Khan, Soumitra Chatterjee, Nayantara Sahgal, Shobhaa De, Rashmi Bansal, Ratna Pathak Shah, Aparna Sen, Srijato, Arindam Sil, Arundhati Ghosh, Abir Mukherjee, Kiran Nagarkar, Robert Dessaix, Sagar Daryani, Kishwar Desai, Bittu Sahgal, Boria Majumdar, Dev n Nil, Jayant Kripalani, Tishani Doshi, Pramod Kapoor, Deep Dasgupta, Harinder Sidhu, Justice Mukul Mudgal, Chandrahas Choudhury, Harsh Neotia, Karthika VK, Urvashi Butalia, Usha Uthup, Victor Banerjee, Vidya Rao, Kabir suman, Kalyan Ray, Dolly Basu, Mark Tully, Meera Nair, Meghnad Desai, Mir, Sanjay Kak, Naresh Fernandes, Namita Gokhale, Salil Tripathi and others will be attending the 2018 edition.
Since its inception in 2010, AKLF has hosted delegates and cultural ambassadors from numerous countries across the globe, as well as highlighted global culture and concerns along with Indian perspectives. The ninth edition of the festival is poised to scale new heights with an outstanding and meticulously curated programme, bringing the world – and the nation – to Kolkata. The participation represents writers from across the globe – from the UK, Australia, Scotland, France, Germany, Spain and other regions, and includes award-winning authors, eminent filmmakers, and poets, specially curated events for adults and children, and much more