Literary Events in September

10 years ago Shaili Desai 1

I have always wanted to know about any literary event happening in the city and searched for one place where I would come to know about it. To my dismay, I have never found such a resource. Hence, I will try every month if I can collect news about any literary events or book launches or anything remotely ‘bookish’ that you, my dear readers, may want to know about. Here are some of the Literary Events in September, happening in India :

Literature Festivals

1. Bangalore Literature Festival | 27th-29th September 2013 | Crowne Plaza @ Velankani Park,  Electronics City, Bangalore (Official Website | Twitter | Facebook)

The festival promises to be interesting with a mix of young and old authors attending the event, like Ramachandra Guha, Ashwin Sanghi, William Dalrymple,  Aditya Mukherjee, Kishwar Desai, David Davidar, etc. Heavy weights like Shobhaa De, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Farhan Akhtar and Prasoon Joshi, will up the celebrity quotient. Check the full list of speakers here.

2. Pune International Literature Festival | 20th-22nd September, 2013 | MIT Campus, Kothrud, Pune (Official Website | Twitter | Facebook)

The entire schedule is up on their website and it looks quite interesting with lots of workshops, panel discussions, and even a blogger discussion.

There are also some book launches scheduled during the fest.

Fitness On The Go 



Abhishek Sharma

20 September 2013

3:45-4:45 P.M.

Pune Lit Fest

It Started With A Friend Request


Sudeep Nagarkar

21 September 2013

10:00-11:00 A.M.

Pune Lit Fest



Sudha Menon

21 September 2013

12:30-1:30 P.M.

Pune Lit Fest

He Loves Me Not


Vrushali Telang

22 September 2013

11:15 A.M.-12:15 P.M.

Pune Lit Fest

Book Launch/Book Reading

1. Bankerupt by Subramanian Ravi (Penguin India) | Crossword Kemps Corner, Mumbai | 20th September, 2013 | 5 pm

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2. Scandal Point by Fahad Samar (Harpercollins India) | Park Hotel, New Delhi | 24th September, 2013

There’s a contest for an invitation to attend the book launch.

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3. The Dream Chasers by Vipul Mitra (Random House India | Crystal Hall of Hotel Sea Princess, Juhu, Mumbai | 26th September, 2013

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4. Ghanta College by Clyde D’souza (Random House India) | Kemp’s Corner, Mumbai | 28th September, 2013

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5. Mad Girl’s Love Song by Rukumini Bhaya Nair (Harpercollins India) | Oxford Bookstore, MG1 Mall, Bangalore | 20th September, 2013 – 6 pm (Book Reading)

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6. Mothers, Lovers and Other Strangers by Bhaichand Patel (Pan Macmillan) | Oxford Bookstore, Connaught Place, New Delhi | 30th September, 2013 – 4 pm

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7. Mom in the City by Kausalya Saptharishi (Random House India) | Multipurpose Hall, India International Centre, New Delhi | 30th September, 2013- 6.30 pm


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1. Online discussion with Samantha Shannon, author of The Bone Season  on Goodreads on 19th September, 2013 (Link)

2. The Missing Page – Book Treasure Hunt (organized by Oxford Book Store in association with Random House India) on 21st-22nd September, 2013 | 11 am – 5 pm

3. Treasure Hunt (Part of the Grand launch of ‘The Signature of all Things’ by Elizabeth Gilbert, organized by Bloomsbury Pub and The Telegraph) at Botanical Gardens, Shibpur, Calcutta on September 21st, 2013

4. Participate in the Book Buying Habits Survey and you stand a chance to win a set of 4 of upcoming books: The Lowland, The Dream Chasers, Ghanta College and Marriage Material.

5. Workshop on Writing (organized by Fablery) at Hall A, United School International (USI), USO House, USO Road, New Delhi. (Near Jawahar Lal Nehru University-JNU) on Sept 28th, 2013 (4 pm)

I hope to make this a regular feature, subject to time availability. If you like this, do leave a comment below. I would love some feedback!

Also, if you are an author, publishing house, PR agent, or know about any more events, do write in to me at

Note: Information about these events have been collected from various sources like publicists, publishing houses and the internet. I am not responsible if there is any change/cancellation of the event.