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

Virtual Festival
Real Books

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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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Tata Literature Live! Literary Awards Shortlists Announced

The shortlists for the five prestigious literary awards conferred by Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest in the Fiction, Non-Fiction and Business categories were announced today.

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2021 - To Be Continued...

2020 Speakers (2021 Speakers TBA Soon)

Thomas Friedman

Thomas L. Friedman is an internationally known author, reporter, and columnist; recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes; and author of seven best-selling books.

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Amy Tan

Amy Tan is the award winning, bestselling novelist and thought leader who brought to us titles like The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God’s Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, The Bonesetter’s Daughter and more.

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Jeffrey Archer

Jeffrey Archer has topped bestseller lists around the world, selling over 275 million copies in 97 countries and more than 37 languages; the only author to have been a #1 bestseller in fiction (twenty times), short stories (four times) and non-fiction.

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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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Tata Litlive! 2020 : A Stellar Lineup

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