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

Ashok Kumar
Kailash Satyarthi
Imtiaz ali
Saurabh Dwiwedi
Vishal Bhardwaj
Ruskin Bond
Bibek Debroyz
Aditi Maheshwari
Anamika Joshi
Ashok Chakradhar
Akshat Gupta
Alok Lal
Lokesh Ohri
Maria Goretti
Neeraj kumar

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!