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

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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.

2021 Recipient

The 2021  winner of the Tata Literature Live! First Book Award – Fiction is A Death in Shonagachhi by Rijula Das (Pan MacMillan)

2021 Shortlist

A Bit of Everything

  • Sandeep Raina
  • Westland

A Death in Shonagachhi

  • Rijula Das
  • Pan MacMillan

Gods and Ends

  • Lindsay Pereira
  • Penguin Random House

2021 Longlist

A Bit of Everything

  • Sandeep Raina
  • Westland

A Death in Shonagachhi

  • Rijula das
  • Pan Macmillan

Gods and Ends

  • Lindsay Pereira
  • Penguin Random House

Gold Diggers

  • Sanjena Sathian
  • HarperCollins

The City of Good Death

  • Priyanka Champaneri
  • Penguin Random House

The Eminently Forgettable Life of Mrs. Pankajam

  • Meera Rajagopalan
  • Hachette

2021 Jury

  • Arundhati Subramaniam

    Poet, author, journalist and curator
  • Githa Hariharan

    Author, editor and columnist
  • Shashi Warrier

    Author, columnist and professor
  • Vinita Mathew

    Professor of English Literature, Wilson College, Mumbai
  • Shireen Mistry

    Committee Member, Tata Literature Live!; communications professional

Past Recipients

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