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

Literature Unmasked

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  • Katie Bagli

    Author & Educationist, India

    Katie Bagli is an award-winning children’s writer and an environmental educationist. 

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  • Keerti Ramachandra

    Teacher & Translator, India

    Keerti Ramachandra is a teacher, freelance editor of fiction and non-fiction, and a translator. She translates from Kannada,  Marathi and Hindi into English.

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  • Keshava Guha

    Journalist & Author, India/United Kingdom

    Keshava Guha’s journalism on politics, culture and sport, has appeared in a range of Indian and international publications. He has also written a novel. Born in Delhi and raised in Bangalore, he is now based in the United Kingdom. 

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  • Kiran Desai

    Author, USA

    Kiran Desai is a Booker prize winning author. Her work has been translated into over 35 languages. 

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  • Kunal Vijayakar

    Broadcaster & Food-Writer, India

    Kunal Vijayakar is a food writer, youtuber, author, actor, political satirist, popular television  personality and food show host. He is also an actor, director and co-writer of the political satirical show The Week That Wasn’t on a leading Indian TV channel. He has written a cookbook Made In India.

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  • Leela Jacinto

    Journalist, France

    Award-winning journalist Leela Jacinto is a senior editor and international news commentator at France 24. She has reported from conflict and post-conflict zones in the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and the Sahel. She worked in Mumbai and New York before moving to Paris. 

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  • Lindsay Pereira

    Journalist & Author, India

    Lindsay Pereira is a journalist and editor. His first novel, Gods and Ends, was published in March 2021.

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  • Lior Zalmanson

    Digital Artist & Writer, Israel

    Dr. Lior Zalmanson is a researcher, digital artist, and writer whose award-winning works focus on digital culture and the information society. 

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  • Malishka Mendonsa

    Radio host, India

    Malishka Mendonsa hosts the award winning radio show, Red FM’s Morning No. 1. 

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  • Manjiri Indurkar

    Poet, India

    Manjiri Indurkar is a poet from Jabalpur in central India. Her work hasappeared in several literary journals and mainline publications. She  also writes extensively on Indian art, culture and heritage.

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  • Manya Joshi

    Manya Joshi is a Marathi poet based in Mumbai. He also translates from and into Marathi, English, and Hindi.

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  • Marek Kadzielski

    Philosopher & Translator, Poland

    Marek Kądzielsk is a Polish philosopher, translator and university lecturer, who promotes contemporary Polish philosophers in the Poland Daily Culture programme broadcast in English by Telewizja Republika. He is an expert member of the Association of Polish Legal, Court and Economic Translators TEPIS

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  • Marlon James

    Author, USA

    Marlon James has won several awards for his trail-blazing writing, including the Man Booker Prize for his seminal novel A Brief History of Seven Killings.

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  • Martin Kemp

    Art Historian, United Kingdom

    Martin Kemp is Emeritus Professor in the History of Art, University of Oxford. He has written and broadcast extensively on Leonardo da Vinci.  His most recent work is on Dante: Visions of Heaven: Dante and the Art of Divine Light.

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  • Matt Haig

    Author, United Kingdom

    Matt Haig is the author of seven novels for adults, including The Midnight Library which was an instant best seller.  He has also written highly acclaimed non-fiction, most recently The Comfort Book, and award-winning books for children, one of which, A Boy Called Christmas, is being made into a feature film with an all-star cast. His work has been translated into over forty languages.

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  • Matthew Weiner

    Writer, Producer & Director, USA

    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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  • Medha Rajadhyaksha

    Professor & Science Writer, India

    Dr Medha Rajadhyaksha is a Professor Emerita of Life Sciences at Sophia College, Mumbai. She has a keen interest in popularizing science. She has also written poetry for children and her work features in an international anthology of rhymes for children.

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  • Meera Rajagopalan

    Author, India

    Meera Rajagopalan’s short fiction has been published in several anthologies. Her debut novel was published in 2021.  She is a communications consultant for an NGO based in Pondicherry.

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