Neev Literature Festival 2022: registration open until March 31, see details here

The deadline to register for the Neev Literature Festival 2022 is March 31.

Neev Literature Festival 2022: registration open until March 31, see details here

The Neev Literature Festival is back with its second edition of the NLF Reading Challenge for Junior Readers. The four-month reading challenge from March to June 2022 is organized for children aged 10-13.


The event is designed to encourage children to read more and open up their imaginary world through books. It involves reading a set of 40 critically acclaimed Indian and global children’s books and is open to students from all over India to enroll.

The deadline for registration is March 31, 2022.

In addition to book discussions and activities, the challenge will give participants the opportunity to interact with 23 authors of the books in the reading list.

These authors include current and past winners of the Newbery Medal, one of the most prestigious awards in world children’s literature, as well as recipients of the Sydney Taylor Book Award, the Sid Fleischman Award for Humor and the AutHER Award.


The Reading Challenge will culminate in the Grand Finals Quiz which will see the top three teams win gold, silver and bronze engraved trophies; certificates of achievement and a set of ledgers, each.


March 21, Monday

7:00-7:30 p.m.

Interaction with the author

Supriya Kelkar

American As Paneer Pie

Supriya won the 2019 Neev Book Award for her mid-level novel Ahimsah. She has worked in the writing teams of several Hindi films. American like Paneer Pie is a School Library Journal Best Book of 2020. It is also a highly commendable book from the 2021 South Asia Book Awards.

March 25, Friday

5:30-6:00 p.m.

Interaction with the author

Thomas Taylor


Thomas Taylor is an award-winning author and illustrator. He illustrated the cover of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Malamandre is a well-received book with excellent reviews. It was Le libraire, children’s book of the month, and The temperatureChildren’s book of the week.

March 31, Thursday

6:30-7:00 p.m.

Interaction with the author

Kate DiCamillo

Beatryce’s Prophecy

Kate DiCamillo is a New York Times bestselling author, Newbery Medal winner. She also won the Newbery Prize for her first novel. She is a former National Ambassador for Children’s Literature. Beatryce’s Prophecy is her new novel, and garnered over 5 star reviews from Booklist and Kirkus Reviews, among others.

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