The Tbilisi International Festival of Literature (TIFL) is held in May each year, heading for its third run in 2017. The previous two festivals were the highlight of cultural life in Tbilisi, with an exciting program, fascinating speakers and guests, and high audience participation. The TIFL is hosted and organized by the Writers’ House of Georgia in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia and a number of international organizations based in Tbilisi. The festival shares the platform between Georgian and international authors and humanists, continuing the great literary and cultural traditions of Georgia.
The 2017 festival will take place from 29 May – 03 June in Tbilisi, the capital city of Georgia.
For the next two years Georgia will be in the spotlight of the literary and publishing world, having 2018 declared as the Year of the Georgian Book at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Accordingly, the festival program and main concept this year will be focusing on the importance of Humanities and literature in a narrower sense. The festival aims to create a localized platform for connecting international professionals of the literary world: authors with significant records, translators, researchers, biographers, scholars and other interested members of the public, and most importantly, allowing local lovers of literature to observe the processes and even participate in discussions.