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

Virtual Festival
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A Stellar Line Up Of Brilliant Minds at Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest 2021

Online from 18- 21 November

Mumbai, 20 October 2021: Mumbai’s acclaimed Literature Festival, Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest will continue its tradition of presenting leading personalities from among the…

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In Memoriam

Farewell Shashi Baliga and Anil Dharker.

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Statement from Festival Director

I founded the Mumbai International Literary Festival in 2010, and in the decade since then, Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest...

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2021 - To Be Continued...

2021 Speakers

Ashwin Sanghi

Ashwin Sanghi ranks among India’s highest selling authors in English fiction, for which he has won several awards. He has also written two New York Times best-selling crime thrillers with James Patterson. Ashwin co-writes and edits titles in the 13 Steps series on diverse life-related matters. 

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David Baldacci

David Baldacci is the author of 43 best-selling novels, published in over 45 languages and in more than 80 countries, with 150 million copies sold worldwide. He has also published seven novels for young readers. He is devoted to the cause of literacy, and his Wish You Well Foundation supports family and adult literacy programmes in the United States.

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Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie shot to fame in 1981 when his pioneering book Midnight’s Children won the Booker Prize. He has since gone on to become a multi-award winning author, honoured in many countries, with 14 novels, a book of stories and five non-fiction works. His books have been translated into 40 languages. He received a Knighthood in 2007. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, an Honorary  Professor in the Humanities at M.I.T, and a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University.

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Tata Literature Live! 2020 will be a virtual festival with participants from around the globe.

The festival is free to attend and registration is not mandatory.

However, registered users get the below benefits:

  • 1. Create your own schedule with events you are interested in
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  • 3. Ability to leave comments on sessions and participate in our special events
  • 4. Exclusive Access to behind the scenes and special events.
  • 5. Benefits from our sponsors such as discount codes on books etc..
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2020 Schedule (2021 Schedule TBA Soon)

The Influence Of The Editor

  • 22nd November
  • 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

How editors play a pivotal role in the shaping of books.
Amy Tan in conversation with Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi.

There’s Always Room For Rumi

  • 22nd November
  • 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

The launch of Rumi: A New Collection, followed by a discussion on why he is a poet for all humanity.
Farrukh Dhondy in conversation with Ranjit Hoskote and Arshia Sattar as the chair.

Dreaming Up Multiverses

  • 22nd November
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The many dimensions of Neil Gaiman.
Neil Gaiman in conversation with Jerry Pinto.

Tata Literature Live! Awards 2021



The Little Festival...where books are a lot of fun. An inclusive festival for kids to make them fall in love with the written word.

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Literature Live! 360@Campus Festival

Literature Live 360@ Campus is the student engagement arm of Literature Live! wherein it organizes literary events exclusively for the student community ( 18-25yrs).

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