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

Virtual Festival
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Andrey Kurkov


Andrey is a Ukrainian novelist who writes in Russian and Ukrainian. He is the author of over 20 novels and 10 books for children. His work has been translated into 37 languages. He has also written articles for various publications worldwide including ‘The New York Times’, ‘The Guardian’, ‘New Statesman’, ‘La Liberation’, ‘Le Monde’ and ‘Die Welt, Die Zeit’. Andrey is also involved in filmscript-writing. His own film adaptation of “The Matter of Death and Life” got him shortlisted for Best European Filmscript-Writer of the Year Award in Berlin 1997.(The film’s title is “The Friend of the Deceased” (France-Ukraine, 1997).


Motivating Actions, Building Character!

Workshops Saturday, 16th Nov 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sea View Room - NCPA

Learn how to develop characters in fiction with Andrey Kurkov.

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Double Speak

Panel Discussions Saturday, 16th Nov 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Title Waves Lounge - St Pauls Institute

Writing in two languages.

Other Speakers :
Shanta Gokhale, Annie Zaidi
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Mere Paas Na Hai

Panel Discussions Sunday, 17th Nov 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Prithvi House - Prithvi

Rejection stories from writers.

Other Speakers :
Nemat Sadat, Gauri Sinh
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