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

Virtual Festival
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Jerry Pinto


Jerry is an author who lives and works in Mumbai and finds it increasingly tedious to sum himself up in a hundred words. However, he keeps trying. He often wonders who reads these blasted paragraphs and wonders whether it is worth their while. Was it worth yours, dear reader? Almost everything you need to know was packed into the first nine words. The rest was the bumfluff that middle-aged men produce on days of dyspepsia and formalities. But there are free books at the end of this tunnel and the hatred of those not given prizes, so what’s to lose?


Brick Lane, Brickbats and Britain

Conversations Sunday, 17th Nov 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Title Waves - St Pauls Institute

Monica Ali chats about her groundbreaking novel Brick Lane, that was nominated for the Booker Man Prize in 2003, her life, her work, her muses, and her Bangladeshi-British identity. 

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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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