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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Yvonne Owuor


Author of the well-received ‘Dust’ (2014), and ‘The Dragonfly Sea (2019), Kenya-born Yvonne’s short story, ‘The Weight of Whispers’, earned her the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2003. Her stories and essays can be found in different literary magazines, including Granta. Her ‘The Knife Grinder’s Tale’ was adapted as a short film in 2007 by US filmmaker R L Hooker. She is active in the environmental sector, has worked as a technologist, curriculum developer, and event curator/producer. She is part of a Nairobi-based collective experimenting with a new model for book, film and series story production inspired by Africa and its relationships.


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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When The Landscape Speaks : Listening And Conversing With Places

Workshops Saturday, 16th Nov 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sea View Room - NCPA

Join Yvonne Owuor on an imaginative workshop on place writing through and with your senses

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Words Without Frontiers

Conversations Saturday, 16th Nov 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tata Theatre - NCPA

Anthony Horowitz and Yvonne Owuor chat about their work, and how they juggle writing across film, tv, and literature.  

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Anthony Horowitz
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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


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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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