Delhi International Literary Festival [DILF] is the first major literary festival of its kind to be held in the capital city of New Delhi in India. It is currently held under the initiative of the larger multi-genre multi-venue month-long Delhi International Arts Festival [DIAF]. DILF operates in association with Atlas, Aark Arts, Sahitya Akademi, and Indian Council for Cultural Relations.

The 2008 inaugural edition features 40 leading international and 20 Indian writers, representing nearly 30 languages. Some of the writers, languages and nationalities include:




The festival director Sudeep Sen says, "DILF is a grand meeting of fine writers from India and abroad in a milieu that is intellectually stringent, culturally vibrant, open-hearted, and full of bonhomie and good cheer. It is a platform for true international multicultural exchange between the best in India and the world in the field of creative writing, literary translation, editing and publishing."