New Delhi, Nov. 8 -- The Bangalore Literature Festival this weekend will be playing host to over 130 authors, publishers, editors and actors-turned-writers. The festival, the largest in south India, is the only major literary event of its kind in the country to run without corporate sponsorship. The team that helps put it together does so entirely pro bono, and the fest is driven by volunteer energy (disclosure: This writer is a very minor contributor to this energy). A thriving children's lit fest takes place alongside. Last year, nearly 20,000 people attended.

This year, an extensive collection of names will be gathering under the cool November sky, including authors of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and memoirs from Bengaluru and beyond...