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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Ian Jack


Ian Jack is a British writer and journalist and a former editor of the ‘Independent on Sunday’ and the literary magazine ‘Granta’. He first came to India in the 1970s and reported from South Asia throughout the 1980s. His books include ‘Mofussil Junction’ (2013), an anthology of his writing on India. This year he took leave from his weekly column in ‘The Guardian’ to begin work on a book about Scotland.


Majority Wins

Panel Discussions Friday, 15th Nov 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tata Theatre - NCPA

The global rise of populism.

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Individual Voices : Speaking Their Mind

Workshops Sunday, 17th Nov 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sea View Room - NCPA

Join Ian Jack in this workshop on finding your voice as a columnist.

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You Cheeky Devil

Panel Discussions Sunday, 17th Nov 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Title Waves - St Pauls Institute

The Annual Quiz that tests authors on their literary knowledge. Watch them struggle with book titles, innocuous titles, Pictionary, and a whole lot more in this fun event!

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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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  • 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’…

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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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