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

Virtual Festival
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Patrick Deville


A great traveller with a cosmopolitan mind, Patrick heads both the Maison des écrivains étrangers et traducteurs (MEET – The House of Foreign Authors and Translators) in Saint-Nazaire and the journal with the same name.  In 2011, the editors of ‘Lire’ magazine selected his novel, ‘Kampuchea: Roman’ as the best French novel of the year. In 2012, his novel ‘Plague and Cholera’ (based on the life of the bacteriologist Alexandre Yersin) was one of the most discussed books of the literary season and received both the Prix Fnac and the Prix Femina.  His most recent novel ‘Amazonia’, was published in France in September 2019.


Words Of Inspiration

Panel Discussions Friday, 15th Nov 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Tata Theatre - NCPA

The books that made me a writer.

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Reality Check

Panel Discussions Saturday, 16th Nov 10:30 am - 11:30 am
SPICE (Alberione Hall) - St Pauls Institute

Is fiction a better way to tell history?

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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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