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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Nemat Sadat


Nemat’s novel, ‘The Carpet Weaver’ published this year, opened to wide critical acclaim in the Indian press. His first novel is fuelled by what he has witnessed as a journalist and activist. He is the first native from Afghanistan to have publicly come out as gay and campaigned for LGBTQIA rights in Muslim communities worldwide. Sadat has previously worked at ABC News’s ‘Nightline’, CNN’s ‘Fareed Zakaria GPS’ and ‘UN Chronicle’, and has earned six university degrees, including graduate degrees from Harvard, Columbia, and Oxford. He lives in Washington, D.C. and is working on his second novel.


Unputdownable! Writing A Commercially Viable Novel

Workshops Saturday, 16th Nov 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Title Waves Lounge - St Pauls Institute

Writing a commercially viable novel.

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Words Fall Short

Panel Discussions Saturday, 16th Nov 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
SPICE (Alberione Hall) - St Pauls Institute

The challenge of keeping up with sexual identities.

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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 :
Andrey Kurkov, Gauri Sinh
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    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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