The new dates for the sixth edition of the Kerala Literature Festival (KLF 2022) have been announced. It will now be held at the beaches of Calicut (Kozhikode) from 12 – 15 January 2023. Organized by the DC Kizhakemuri Foundation, the Kerala Literature Festival is supported by the Government of Kerala and the Kerala Tourism Board.
The sixth edition of the Kerala Literature Festival has already been rescheduled thrice, first from February 2022 to January 2022 as it was coinciding with the Kochi Biennale and then to March 2022 owing to the third wave of the Coronavirus pandemic, and finally to January 2023.
The sixth edition of KLF is a coming together of the community after a year of virtual existence, hence the theme – “Come Together”. Set along with the shores of the Arabian Sea, the 4-day festival brings artists, actors, celebrities, writers, thinkers, and activists closer to people of different backgrounds and interests. With an aggregate footfall of more than 3 lakhs, KLF is the second largest festival of its kind in Asia, combining the best of literary and popular cultures.
Jeffrey Archer, Ada Yonath, Abhijit Banerjee, Arundhati Roy, Remo Fernandes, Sagarika Ghose, Wendy Doniger, Shashi Tharoor, Manu S Pillai, Devdutt Pattanaik, Chris Kraus, Sudhir Kakar, Pawan Varma, Perumal Murugan, Prakash Raj, William Dalrymple, Paula Richman, Anita Nair, M Mukundan, Benyamin, TM Krishna, KR Meera, Sunil Ilayidom, Paul Zacharia among others are the prominent speakers at the event.