Published on : Thursday, December 9, 2021
The sixth edition of the Kerala Literature Festival (KLF 2022) was held at the beaches of Calicut (Kozhikode) from January 20th to January 23rd, 2022. The DC Kizhakemuri Foundation organized the event is supported by the Government of Kerala and Kerala Tourism Board. Renowned poet, critic, and writer Prof K Satchidanandan is the festive director of KLF 2022. Set along with the shores of the Arabian Sea, the 4-days 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. The sessions at KLF, aim to map literature through discussions on aspects of Science & Technology, Art, Cinema, Politics, Music, Environment, Literature, Pandemic & Its Impacts, Business & Entrepreneurship, Health, Art & Leisure, Travel & Tourism, Gender, Economy, Culture Genomics, History & Politics and various facets that shape human consciousness.
The eminent speakers include Nobel Laureates, Jnanpith Winners, Oscar Winners, Booker Prize Recipients, Literary Luminaries, Film & Theatre Personalities, Performers & Artists, Designers, Media Personalities, Sports Icons, Diplomats and celebrities from diverse backgrounds. KLF 2022 hosts 200 plus sessions attracting prolific writers, experts, and performers from across India and more than 12 nations globally.
The sixth edition promises to be an outstanding affair with over 400 speakers including the likes of 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 among others. Over the Years, KLF saw unparalleled growth amongst literature festivals in the continent.
While the movie buffs are seen in numbers at the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK), and art lovers wait for Kochi Muziris Biennale, KLF combines both these worlds seamlessly covering a wide spectrum of interests. Fireside chats at nights, music concerts, classical, theatre, and performing artists will make up the entertainment quotient at KLF 2022. This year the organizers introduce curated gastronomical exuberance with food trucks and ethnic cuisines.