The fifth edition of The New Indian Express’ Odisha Literature Festival was held at Mayfair Convention Centre in Bhubaneswar on November 5 & 6, 2016. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who has been an integral part of the festival from the very start and seen it grow from strength to strength, will deliver the Keynote Closing Address. Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan opened the festival and deliver the inaugural address. Like in the previous years, Oxford Book Store has set up a special counter at the festival and sell all the participants’ books, in addition to other exciting new releases. Entry was free, and open to all.