The Eleventh Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Monday, November 16th to Sunday, November 22nd 2020

Virtual Festival
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Tata Literature Live! First Book Award – Fiction

The Tata Literature Live! First Book Award for Fiction recognises new talent in the Indian literary space in the fiction genre.

2020 Recipient

The winner of the 2020 Tata Literature Live! First Book Award for Fiction is Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara (Penguin Random House).

2020 Shortlist

(in alphabetical order)

Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line

  • Deepa Anappara
  • Penguin Random House

The Cliffhangers

  • Sabin Iqbal
  • Aleph

These, Our Bodies, Possessed by Light

  • Dharini Bhaskar
  • Hachette

2020 Longlist

A Burning

  • Megha Majumdar
  • Penguin Random House

Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line

  • Deepa Anappara
  • Penguin Random House

The Cliffhangers

  • Sabin Iqbal
  • Aleph

These, Our Bodies, Possessed by Light

  • Dharini Bhaskar
  • Hachette

You Beneath Your Skin

  • Damyanti Biswas
  • Simon & Schuster

What’s Wrong with You, Karthik?

  • Siddhartha Vaidyanathan
  • Pan Macmillan

2020 Jury

  • Ashwani Kumar

    Author, poet, & Professor @ Tata Institute of Social Sciences( Mumbai)
  • Keki N Daruwalla

    Poet, writer, former IPS officer, recipient of the Padma Shri and Sahitya Akademi Award.
  • Madhavi Menon

    Author; Professor of English and Director, Centre for Studies in Gender & Sexuality, Ashoka University
  • Shashi Baliga

    Visiting faculty, Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai; Executive Director, Literature Live!

Past Recipients

The Far Field

2019

  • Madhuri Vijay
  • HarperCollins

Latitudes of Longing

2018

  • Shubhangi Swarup
  • HarperCollins

Leila

2017

  • Prayaag Akbar
  • S&S India

Swimmer Among The Stars

2016

  • Kanishk Tharoor
  • Aleph Book Company

Red Maize

2015

  • Danesh Rana
  • HarperCollins

The Smoke Is Rising

2014

  • Mahesh Rao
  • Daunt Books