The Twelfth Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Thursday, November 18th to Sunday, November 21st 2021

Literature Unmasked

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Hope Floats

  • Saturday, 20th Nov
  • 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm IST

What accounts for the indomitable human spirit? What gives hope when all seems lost? How do some people survive without bitterness, resentment, or hatred, despite having faced the worst of inhumane treatment? How do so many victims of injustice and brutality still retain faith in human nature? The greatest of writers and poets have revered humankind’s unique ability to display “grace under pressure”. What brings comfort and determination to the battered human heart and keeps it “strong in will/To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield”?


Graeme C. Simsion

Graeme Simsion is the best-selling author of the novel The Rosie Project, which with its two sequels has sold five million copies in forty languages. His award winning screenplay on which the novel is based is being made into a film. 

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Heather Morris

Heather Morris is an international best-selling author of historical fiction, known especially for her themes of  survival, resilience and hope, such as in her debut novel The Tattooist of Auschwitz and her non-fiction collection Stories of Hope, based on the life of an Australian businessman who was a Holocaust survivor. 

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Nandita Bose

Nandita Bose writes fiction charting  Indian women’s journeys to self-awareness despite being bound by social sanctions and gender inequalities.

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Books In The Session

The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • Heather Morris
  • Bonnier Zaffre

Three Sisters

  • Heather Morris

Stories Of Hope

  • Heather Morris

The Rosie Effect

  • Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Result

  • Graeme Simsion


Presented By

KV Mariwala Phlianthropy Initiative



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