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Indo-American Arts Council 2023 Literary Festival

November 18 – November 19, 2023

With over 60 writers and poets, the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) is thrilled to announce its 2023 Literary Festival, set to take place on November 18th and 19th at the Conrad New York Downtown. This year’s festival is set to be an extraordinary Renaissance Weekend, a celebration of literature, culture, and intellectual discourse.

Rub elbows with Pulitzer Prize winners and New York Times bestsellers at the largest gathering of celebrated global Indian talent in North America. Hear inspiring ideas, enjoy illuminating discussions, and make personal connections that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Among the distinguished lineup of authors and thought leaders, we have the privilege of hosting Jose Thomas, recipient of IAAC’s 2023 Trail Blazer Award, who will discuss his biography ‘By Choice’. Additionally, the festival will feature Pulitzer Prize winner Vijay Seshadri, National Book Award finalist Sarah Thankam Mathews, Grammy-nominated artist, humanitarian, and author Chandrika Tandon and the accomplished actor and Lambda Literary Award winner, Maulik Pancholy amongst 60+ other luminaries from the literary world. In continuation of its honored tradition, IAAC will also host a live Poetry Panel led by poetry curator, Dr. Ravi Shankar. Prabha Khaitan Foundation will be co-presenting two sessions.