The Eleventh Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Monday, November 16th to Sunday, November 22nd 2020

Virtual Festival
Real Books

Live on YouTube, Facebook,
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Alexander McCall Smith


A former Professor of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh, Alexander has written more than 100 books. He is best known for ‘The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency’ series, set in Botswana, which has been translated into 46 languages and has sold over 20 million copies worldwide. He is also the author of ‘The Sunday Philosophy Club’ series; ‘The 44 Scotland Street’ series, which first appeared as a daily novel in ‘The Scotsman’ newspaper; as well as a number of standalone novels and children’s books.


1000 Words An Hour

Special Events Thursday, 14th Nov 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Tata Theatre - NCPA

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?

Other Speakers :
Shashi Tharoor, Anil Dharker
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A Precious Gift

Conversations Friday, 15th Nov 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tata Theatre - NCPA

Alexander McCall Smith in conversation with Shobhaa De.

Other Speakers :
Shobhaa De
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Code Of Misconduct

Conversations Sunday, 17th Nov 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Prithvi Theatre - Prithvi

21st century immorality.

Other Speakers :
A C Grayling
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  • A C Grayling


    A C Grayling CBE, is the Master of the New College of the Humanities, London, and its Professor of Philosophy. He is also a Supernumerary Fellow of St Anne’s…

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  • Ambarish Satwik


    Ambarish is a Delhi-based vascular surgeon and writer. His debut novel ‘Perineum: Nether Parts of the Empire’, a rogue, fictive sexual history of the British Raj, was published in…

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  • Amrita Mahale


    Amrita is the author of the novel ‘Milk Teeth’. Her writing has appeared in ‘Hindustan Times’, ‘Scroll’, ‘Himal Southasian’ and ‘Brown Paper Bag’. Amrita was trained as an aerospace…

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  • Andrew Bovell


    Andrew is one of Australia’s most respected and successful playwrights. His work has been produced extensively throughout Australia and internationally. His plays include ‘The Secret River’, ‘Holy Day’, ‘Ship…

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