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

Virtual Festival
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Jayant Kaikini

Jayant Kaikini is a Kannada poet, short-story writer, columnist and playwright, as well as an award-winning lyricist, script and dialogue writer for Kannada. He has designed and hosted 300 episodes of television talk shows on literature , arts, cinema for E tv kannada channel . He won his first Karnataka Sahitya Akademi award at the age of nineteen in 1974, and has since won the award three times, in addition to winning various other awards in India, including the first Kusumagraj Rashtriya Bhasha Sahitya Puraskar. Born in the coastal temple-town Gokarn, Kaikini lived in Mumbai for two decades before moving to Bangalore, where he now lives. His latest book is a collection of essays on cinema. No Presents Please, his volume of selected mumbai stories, is the first book in translation to have won the 2018 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. This book also won Attagalata Banglore lit fest award . He is recipient of Filmfare best kannada lyricist award 4 times .


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Panel Discussions Friday, 15th Nov 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Godrej Theatre - NCPA

The city and me.

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Panel Discussions Saturday, 16th Nov 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Title Waves - St Pauls Institute

Why is the novel more valued than the short story?

Other Speakers :
Eshkol Nevo, Sunil Sethi
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  • Cosme Álvarez


    Cosme is a poet, narrator and translator from Sinaloa, Mexico. He has taught narrative and poetry workshops. He has been the editor and founder of important literary magazines; he…

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  • K.Satchidanandan


    K.Satchidanandan is a poet, critic, playwright, essayist, short story writer, children’s writer, editor, columnist and travel writer. He has 24 collections of poetry in Malayalam, besides 32 collections of…

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