The Tenth Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Thu Nov 14, Fri Nov 15, Sat Nov 16, Sun Nov 17 2019

Conversations
Panel Discussions
Book Launches
Awards
Workshops

NCPA (South Mumbai)
St. Pauls Institute (Bandra)
Prithvi Theatre (Juhu)

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.

2019 Recipient

The 2019 Tata Literature Live! First Book Award for Fiction was awarded to  The Far Field by Madhuri Vijay (HarperCollins).

2019 Shortlist

The Black Dwarves Of The Good Little Bay

  • Varun Thomas Matthew
  • Hachette

The Body Myth

  • Rheea Mukherjee
  • Penguin Random House

The Far Field

  • Madhuri Vijay
  • HarperCollins

2019 Longlist

A Patchwork Family

  • Mukta Sathe
  • Speaking Tiger

Girl In White Cotton

  • Avni Doshi
  • HarperCollins

Milk Teeth

  • Amrita Mahale
  • Westland

The Black Dwarves Of The Good Little Bay

  • Varun Thomas Matthew
  • Hachette

The Body Myth

  • Rheea Mukherjee
  • Penguin Random House

The Far Field

  • Madhuri Vijay
  • HarperCollins

2019 Jury

  • Arshia Sattar

    Author who writes about books and literature for publications in India and abroad
  • Deepanjana Pal

    Author and journalist
  • Jerry Pinto

    Author of Em and the Big Hoom and Murder in Mahim  
  • Peter Griffin

    Writer, poet, amateur artist and journalist with The Hindu
  • Shashi Baliga

    Journalist, media educator and Executive Director, Literature Live!

Past Recipients

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