The Thirteenth Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Wednesday, November 9th to Sunday, November 13th 2022

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Online : 9 - 10 Nov
On ground : 11 - 13 Nov

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.

2022 Recipient

The 2022  winner of the Tata Literature Live! First Book Award – Fiction is We Move by Gurnaik Johal (Hachette).

 

2022 Shortlist

Kololo Hill

  • Neema Shah
  • Pan Macmillan India

The Immortal King Rao

  • Vauhini Vara
  • HarperCollins Publishers

We Move

  • Gurnaik Johal
  • Hachette

2022 Longlist

Half-blood

  • Pronoti Datta
  • Speaking Tiger Books

Kololo Hill

  • Neema Shah
  • Pan Macmillan India

The House Next to the Factory

  • Sonal Kohli
  • HarperCollins Publishers

The Immortal King Rao

  • Vahini Vara
  • HarperCollins Publishers

The Muslim Vanishes

  • Saeed Naqvi
  • Penguin Random House India

We Move

  • Gurnaik Johal
  • Hachette

2022 Jury

  • Tina Chakravarty

    Educator and former professor, Sophia College
  • Somak Ghoshal

    Author and editor
  • Mrunalini Katiyar

    Journalist and publishing consultant
  • Gayatri Rangachari Shah

    Author, columnist and podcaster
  • Shireen Mistry

    Communications consultant and member of Literature Live! festival committee

Past Recipients

A Death in Shonagachhi

2021

  • Rijula Das
  • Pan MacMillan

Djinn Patrol

2020

  • Deepa Anappara
  • Penguin Random House

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