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

Literature Unmasked

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The Literature Of Reality

  • Saturday, 20th Nov
  • 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm IST

Pioneered in the 1960s, the practice of using the techniques of fiction to write about real events and people became a flourishing genre called literary non-fiction. Each subject, however, presents unique challenges. A fine practitioner of this genre discusses the deep reporting, storytelling strategies and ethical dilemmas that went into forging a compelling narrative about women and society based on an investigation into the grisly death of two women whose bodies were found hanging in an Uttar Pradesh village.


Sonia Faleiro

Sonia Faleiro is a noted writer of narrative non-fiction. Her latest book in this genre The Good Girls: An Ordinary Killing was published in 2021. She also writes for leading international newspapers, journals, and literary magazines.  

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Sumana Ramanan

Sumana Ramanan is an independent journalist whose work has appeared in leading publications. She has been an editor with Economic & Political Weekly, Hindustan Times and Scroll.inBefore that, she was a correspondent for several years, and has reported from Germany and Israel-Palestine. She is an avid student of Hindustani vocal music. She is working on her first book, a work of narrative non-fiction.

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Books In The Session

The Good Girls: An Ordinary Killing

  • Sonia Faleiro

Beautiful Thing

  • Sonia Faleiro


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