Lit for Life

The Hindu Lit for Life from today

The Hindu Lit for Life 2018, the much-awaited event that has become synonymous with January in the city, will begin from January 14 at Lady Andal School, Harrington Road, Chetpet.

The three-day annual literary festival, which connects renowned literary personalities with book lovers, brings in a variety of programmes and many speakers this year too.

On Sunday, children of the Sunshine Orchestra, a project of the A.R. Rahman Foundation, will perform as a prelude to the inauguration of the literary festival. Following the inauguration, a series of discussions will be on at three places in the venue — Sir Mutha Concert Hall, The Hindu Pavilion and The Hindu Showplace. Discussions will include a gamut of topics from India’s secular nationalism, investigation of scams, cricket to culinary journeys into the past, storytellers’ world and children’s books.

The festival also offers a range of workshops and interactive sessions.

The coveted The Hindu Prize 2017 will be presented on January 15 along with The Hindu Tamil Lifetime Achievement Award and The Hindu Young World - Goodbooks Awards. Books by Arundhati Roy, Prayaag Akbar, Anees Salim, Deepak Unnikrishnan and Meena Kandasamy have been shortlisted for the award.

The Hindu Young World-Goodbooks Awards would be given for excellent works in children’s books in four categories — Best Book: Fiction, Best Book: Non-fiction, Best Picture Book: Illustrations and Best Picture Book:Story. Details on

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