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

Virtual Festival
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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 his poetry in translation in 19 languages. His recent collections in English translation include ‘While I Write’, ‘Misplaced Objects and Other Poems’, ‘The Missing Rib’ and ‘Not Only the Oceans’. His translations from world poetry have been published in four large volumes. He has so far won 52 literary awards, for poetry or overall literary contribution including Sahitya Akademi Award, Kerala Sahitya Akademi awards (five times in five genres) and Ezhuthachan Award. He also won the Poetry for Peace International Award from the Govt of UAE.


Poet Laureate Ceremony for K Satchidanandan

Special Events Thursday, 14th Nov 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tata Theatre - NCPA

The presentation ceremony to the Tata Literature Live! 2019 Poet Laureate K Satchidanandan, followed by a reading of his poems by the poet and a conversation between him and Supriya Nair about his immense body of work.

Other Speakers :
Supriya Nair
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What Makes A Story Universal

Conversations Friday, 15th Nov 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tata Theatre - NCPA

K Satchidanandan in conversation with Perumal Murugan and Kannan Sundaram.

Other Speakers :
Perumal Murugan, Kannan Sundaram
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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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  • 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…

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