What a superb lit fest!
I have been to literary festivals from California to Paris to China and have never enjoyed one or learned so much as I did here in Mumbai. The loveliest literature festival in the world.
The result for me — and for all the participants — was a very happy engagement with a Festival which is respected and envied around the world.
The festival was a very happy occasion for me and I was deeply touched by the generous reception I received from the audience. From the moment we arrived at the airport we were looked after so well by everyone. I must congratulate you on the wonderful way you ran the festival.
We had a wonderful session—my index always is: “How much did the audience laugh?” And they DID laugh—a lot!
Something in the air prompted writers to be splendid.. I hope you are as happy as we were. Thank you for helping to make my first visit to India so glorious.
Take a bow, all of you! I know how hard the team worked to make the 9th edition of the LitFest such a huge success! Here’s to the next and the next!
It is a memorable event for me, not only for the surprise award (Business Book of the Year), but the energy, vibrancy and diversity that dominated the ambience.
Congratulations on an excellent festival. The sessions were really fun to take part in, and to attend.
Thank you for inviting me to be part of this fabulous event. I had the best time; it was such an honour to participate.
The Tata Lit Live in Mumbai is truly a wonderful Lit Fest and I enjoyed it thoroughly. It was fabulously curated and organised.
William, the acclaimed historian and art historian, is the best-selling author of ‘White Mughals’, ‘The Last Mughal, and ‘Return of a King’.
Shashi is an award-winning author of 19 books of fiction and non-fiction, including ‘The Great Indian Novel’, ‘An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India’, ’The Paradoxical Prime Minister’ and the recently published ‘The Hindu Way’.
A C Grayling CBE, is the Master of the New College of the Humanities, London, and its Professor of Philosophy.
The Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award recognises and salutes sustained and outstanding contribution to writing and literature in India.
The Tata Literature Live! Poet Laureate Award recognises and salutes sustained and outstanding contribution to poetry in India.
A decade of the Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest, which attracted packed audiences across the city, ended on a high note this evening.
The Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to renowned writer, translator, journalist, film critic,…
Following the selection of the Longlists for five prestigious literary awards conferred by Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest (November 14 -17), the final shortlist for each award was announced today.
The winners will…
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