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

Literature Unmasked

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  • Sunday, 21st Nov
  • 11:15 am - 12:00 pm IST

The use of cinematic story-telling in a long running series format changed American television forever setting the template for streaming platforms. Matthew Weiner, writer and executive producer of The Sopranos and the creator of Mad Men and Varun Grover, writer of Netflix series Sacred Games, discuss what goes into the creation of a successful long-running series.


Matthew Weiner

Matthew Weiner is a nine-time Emmy Award winner and storyteller in television, film and literature. His credits include two of television’s most successful and critically lauded shows: Mad Men and The Sopranos, and most recently, the original contemporary anthology series The Romanoffs.

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Varun Grover

Varun Grover  is a screenwriter, lyricist and stand-up comedian based in Mumbai. 

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Gayatri Rangachari Shah

Gayatri Rangachari Shah is a Mumbai based journalist, columnist and author, with a focus on women and women’s issues. Her writing has appeared in both national and international publications.

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