Bangalore Lit fest (BLF), as it is popularly called, is a brain child of an author/writer Vikram Sampath. BLF has completed 2 editions with great success. From 2012, this is another event that the creative spirits of the city can boast of. With the aim of bridging the gap between the literature in English and Indian regional languages, BLF brought out the most interesting conversations from the literary minds of, within as well as outside India. This is a 3 day event without any entry fee that happens during the second half of the year. The first edition was graced by eminent personalities like U R Anantamurthy, T V Mohandas Pai, Shobhaa De, Chandrashekara Kambara,etc and the second edition got even better with the presence of Mr. Ramachandra Guha, Gulzaar, William Darymple, etc. The audience can get to see book launches, dig into a treasure trove of books, or converse with the authors they admire, all at this one event which unites the authors and the book lovers.