The Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) Literary Festival from December 4-13th 2020 will celebrate literature influenced by the Indian subcontinent. Run in the virtual space, readers globally will be able to experience internationally renowned authors discussing their work. Authors will come together over the course of 10 days to present exceptional literary works. From the secret lives of India’s urban teens to a New York Times journalist’s attempt to find his parents, quantum marketing skills to a spirited romance, translation of 2500-year-old Sanskrit classics to the life of Irrfan Khan, the IAAC Literary Festival showcases a stellar range of writers on a remarkable range of topics.
Taking place during a pandemic, this year’s theme “Stories of Humanity” beautifully illuminates the breadth of the festival’s offerings. Including books by novelists, essayists, art scholars, journalists, biographers, actors and more, the IAAC Literary Festival explores the diversity of literature in and influenced by India.
“Known for its wide-ranging and inclusive programming, this year’s Annual Literary Festival allows for an even greater range of participation,” said IAAC Chairman Dr. Nirmal Mattoo, “I am sure audience will be delighted that we have attracted authors from around the world, representing different genres of literature.”
Featuring both debut authors and established voices, the IAAC festival spotlights an array of varied topics, including spiritual journeys, the challenges and joys of translation, the power of claiming one’s identity, mental health issues, the intimate creative lives of beloved artists and performers, and emerging threats to individual freedom. Each evening of the 10-day festival will include two in-conversation events and many of the featured authors will have their premiere launch at the festival.
“Our Literary Festival promises to have blockbuster book launches, with stories that will move the heart and the mind,” stated IAAC Vice Chairman and author Rakesh K. Kaul. “This carefully curated selection reflects IAAC’s unique sense and sensibility, which pays homage to the principle that grand stories unite us and are forever.”
Festival Director Nili Lakhani stated, “The IAAC Literary Festival celebrates our voices that have been shaped by the Indian ethos and experience. Notwithstanding these unprecedented times, our stories capture our collective shared experiences that have reshaped our perspectives and uplifted us. We are especially proud to present the young, emerging, powerful authors from within our global community.”
Visit https://iaac.us/iaac-literary-festival-2020/ for the complete Festival lineup, including dates and times for every presenting author.
SOCIAL MEDIA for the Indo-American Arts Council