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

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Schedule for Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest 2021


For the Love of the Word: The Anil Dharker Session – The Writer’s Conscience

  • Thursday, 18th Nov
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm IST

Inauguration of Tata Literature Live! 2021
followed by Amitav Ghosh in conversation with Hrishi K

Amitav Ghosh, Hrishi K


  • Thursday, 18th Nov
  • 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm IST

Surviving men
Amy K. Blakemore, Christina Sweeney-Baird
Chair: Peter Griffin

Tree’s Company

  • Thursday, 18th Nov
  • 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm IST

Planting a green thought
Jonathan Drori, Pradip Krishen
Chair: Suprabha Seshan

  • Friday, 19th Nov
  • 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm IST

How I became a writer
A straight talk by Peter Stamm

Peter Stamm

Turning The Page

  • Friday, 19th Nov
  • 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm IST

What’s next for Indian fiction?
Amish and Ashwin Sanghi in conversation

Ashwin Sanghi, Amish

The Illusionist

  • Friday, 19th Nov
  • 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm IST

Blurring the lines between reality and imagination
Salman Rushdie in conversation with Salil Tripathi

Tata Literature Live! 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Friday, 19th Nov
  • 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm IST

Presentation to Anita Desai followed by a conversation with Kiran Desai

Poee and Pao

  • Friday, 19th Nov
  • 8:45 pm - 9:15 pm IST

An insider’s view of two catholic neighbourhoods in Mumbai
Jane Borges, Lindsay Pereira
Chair : Malishka Mendonsa

Mysteries Unravelled

  • Saturday, 20th Nov
  • 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm IST

The gripping world of crime fiction
Gauri Sinh, Novoneel Chakraborty
Chair : Tanushree Podder

Hope Floats

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

Capturing grace and beauty in stories of courage
Graeme C. Simsion, Heather Morris
Chair : Nandita Bose

Ties That Bind

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

Family dynamics of love and loss
Anne Enright in conversation with Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi

The Literature Of Reality

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

Diving deeper into what really happened through literary non-fiction
Sonia Faleiro in conversation with Sumana Ramanan

Book In Focus

  • Saturday, 20th Nov
  • 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm IST

Ravan & Eddie
Abodh Aras, Karthika VK, Kunal Vijayakar, Sooni Taraporevala
Chair: Hrishi K

Found In Translation

  • Saturday, 20th Nov
  • 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm IST

From Marathi to English
Jerry Pinto, Keerti Ramachandra
Chair: Jayashree Hari Joshi

Reverse Order

  • Saturday, 20th Nov
  • 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm IST

Making a movie into a book
Devashish Makhija in conversation with Vikram Oza

Millennial Minds

  • Saturday, 20th Nov
  • 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm IST

Gen Y’s struggles to find fulfilling work and love
Hilary Leichter, Vivan Marwaha
Chair: Aparna Piramal Raje

Tata Literature Live! 2021 Poet Laureate

  • Saturday, 20th Nov
  • 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm IST

Presentation to Adil Jussawalla, followed by a reading of specially composed tribute poems, and a conversation between the Poet Laureate and Arundhathi Subramanian.

Tragedy and Triumph

  • Saturday, 20th Nov
  • 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm IST

A multi-generational family saga from Vietnam
Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai in conversation with Supriya Nair

The Clear Voice Of Poetry

  • Sunday, 21st Nov
  • 10:30 am - 11:15 am IST

Drawing a poetic roadmap toward redemption
Ranjit Hoskote in conversation with Mutansir Dalvi

A Sutra-dhar Speaks

  • Sunday, 21st Nov
  • 12:45 pm - 1:30 pm IST

The joys of writing historical fiction
Irwin Allan Sealy in conversation with Rashmi Palkhivala

The Thrill Of The Chase

  • Sunday, 21st Nov
  • 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm IST

Suspense du jour
David Baldacci in conversation with Ravi Subramanian

Words Of Inspiration

  • Sunday, 21st Nov
  • 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm IST

Books that made me a writer
Manjiri Indurkar, Meera Rajagopalan, Sandeep Raina
Chair : Rupangi Sharma

About An Author

  • Sunday, 21st Nov
  • 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm IST

The funny thing about truth
Nick Hornby in conversation with Anuvab Pal

Nick Hornby, Anuvab Pal

Listen To The Music

  • Sunday, 21st Nov
  • 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm IST

Five reputable Marathi poets recite their poems
Hemant Divate, Kalpana Dudhal, Manya Joshi, Pradnya Daya Pawar, Prafull Shiledar


  • Sunday, 21st Nov
  • 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm IST

The launch of Pride, Prejudice, & Punditry: The Essential Shashi Tharoor followed by
Shashi Tharoor in conversation with Keshava Guha

Under Siege In Paradise

  • Sunday, 21st Nov
  • 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm IST

Growing up in conflict-ridden Kashmir
Farah Bashir in conversation with Leela Jacinto

Wide Angle

  • Sunday, 21st Nov
  • 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm IST

A new generation of Indian-American novelists is opening fresh vistas
Karan Mahajan, Sanjena Sathian
Chair : Sonal Shah

Genre Fluid

  • Sunday, 21st Nov
  • 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm IST

Literary conventions be damned
Marlon James in conversation with Shalini Puri

Tata Literature Live! 2021 Awards

  • Sunday, 21st Nov
  • 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm IST

Presentation of literary awards in fiction, non fiction, and business categories.