2023 Theme

This year, a mysterious cloud is hovering over Dehradun Brace yourself for something never heard or seen before in Doon Valley.

As for the first time ever

Agatha Christie Foundation

comes to India !


DLF 2023 Speakers

Javed Akhtar
Ramachandra Guha
Dia Mirza
Imtiaz Ali
Vandana Shiva
Gitanjali Shree
Jerry Pinto
Ashok Chakradhar
William Dalrymple
Saeed Akhtar Mirza
Varun Grover
Vishal Bhardwaj
Anand Neelakantan
Navdeep Suri
Geet Chaturvedi
Manav Kaul
Muzaffar Ali

Literature Categories


Pop Culture



Dehradun Centric


English Literature

Indian Cinema

Festival Elements

Book Launch and Signings

Book Signings by your favorite authors and celebrities and a chance to interact with them to discuss their writing experience, skills and journey.

Festival Bazaar and Concerts

Exhibition of books, paintings, caricatures and handmade crafts to celebrate literature, culture and art.

Panel Discussions

A healthy debate, rebuttal and discussion among authors and speakers on a common topic to look at one issue or situation with different perspectives.

Budding Writers Workshops

An opportunity for young writers to participate in the Ruskin Bond Literary Award. This is an initiative to encourage young writers and also give them a platform to showcase their writing skills.

and Much More!