The Santa Fe International Literary Festival grew out of the Santa Fe Literary Festival, which was launched in May 2022 by co-founders Clare Hertel and Julia Leonard. Thousands of people attended talks and conversations by world-class authors from near and far, setting the stage for the Festival’s future. The name change represents our desire to reflect the vast diversity of the world’s literary community as we strive to build an extraordinary local/global gathering of writers, readers, and thinkers. The Santa Fe International Literary Festival is a grassroots organization rooted in a love of literature and a commitment to community. The Festival’s co-founders live in Santa Fe and have all worked for decades in the literary field.