Words don’t come easily to the best of writers. But these two authors, one a master of fiction, the other of non-fiction, are known not just for their body of work but for their prodigious output. What is their secret? Does the Muse love them more than others?
The presentation ceremony to the Tata Literature Live! 2019 Poet Laureate K Satchidanandan, followed by a reading of his poems by the poet and a conversation between him and Supriya Nair about his immense body of work.
For: Baijayant Panda, Hindol Sengupta Against: Ashutosh, Shashi Tharoor Chair: Sidharth Bhatia It’s the easiest scenario to imagine: the State has learnt of a terrorist attack. It knows where to look but it doesn’t know who specifically to look at. The easiest answer is to monitor everyone within the neighbourhood/ community for clues of their […]
You had to be of an age to read Midnight’s Children in 1981 to understand its genius and explosive impact at that time, both in India and overseas. It won the Booker that year and got the Booker of Bookers in 2008. Close to 40 years after its release, a distinguished panel will discuss the […]
This talk presents the journey of women creators and characters in comics around the world along with research from an ongoing project by Arun Prasad and Aarthi Parthasarathy on the history of comics in India. This session would specifically look at the representation of women and gender in sequential art – beginning with the emergence […]
Lisa Ray talks to Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi, about her autobiography, Close to the Bone; in which she traces her nomadic existence: her entry into the Indian entertainment industry at sixteen; her relationship with her parents; her battle with eating disorders; being diagnosed with multiple myeloma at thirty-seven; her spiritual quest; and the heartaches and triumphs […]
Alex Rider is one of the best loved series in the teenage literary world. Author Anthony Horowitz talks about how this phenomenon came about, how he keeps it fresh, and what’s next for the super spy. He will be in conversation with Rohini Ramanathan.