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

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Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi


Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi’s bestselling debut novel The Last Song of Dusk was translated into 16 languages and won the Betty Trask Award (UK), the Premio Grinzane Cavour (Italy) and was nominated for the IMPAC Award (Ireland). His most recent book is The Rabbit & The Squirrel. A collection of essays, Loss (HarperCollins), is forthcoming next year. A past contributor to the New York Times and TIME, he lives in Goa.


Close To The Bone

Conversations Sunday, 17th Nov 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Prithvi Theatre - Prithvi

Lisa Ray talks to Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi, about her autobiography, Close to the Bone; in which she traces her nomadic existence: her entry into the Indian entertainment industry at sixteen; her relationship with her parents; her battle with eating disorders; being diagnosed with multiple myeloma at thirty-seven; her spiritual quest; and the heartaches and triumphs […]

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