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 – Non 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 Non Fiction was awarded to A Stranger Truth: Lessons in Love, Leadership and Courage from India’s Sex Workers by Ashok Alexander (Juggernaut).

2019 Shortlist

A Stranger Truth : Lessons in Love, Leadership and Courage from India's Sex Workers

  • Ashok Alexander
  • Juggernaut

Gene Machine : The Race to Decipher the Secrets of the Ribosome

  • Venki Ramakrishnan
  • HarperCollins

No Nation For Women : Reportage on Rape from India, the World's Largest Democracy

  • Priyanka Dubey
  • Simon & Schuster

2019 Longlist

A Stranger Truth

  • Ashok Alexander
  • Juggernaut

Ayodhya, City of Faith, City of Discord

  • Valay Singh
  • Aleph

Gene Machine

  • Venki Ramakrishnan
  • HarperCollins

No Nation for Women

  • Priyanka Dubey
  • Simon Schuster

Tawaifnama

  • Saba Dewan
  • Westland

The Anatomy Of Hate

  • Revati Laul
  • Westland

2019 Jury

  • Sanjay Sipahimalani

    Writer, critic and communications consultant.
  • Santosh Desai

    Columnist and author of Mother Pious Lady: Making Sense of Everyday India.
  • Shinie Antony

    Writer, editor, and Director, Bangalore Literature Festival
  • Sunil Sethi

    Columnist and former host of the literary TV show, Just Books.
  • Anil Dharker

    Author, columnist and Founder-Director, Literature Live!

Past Recipients

Asia Reborn

2018

  • Prasenjit K Basu
  • Aleph Book Company

Indica

2017

  • Pranay Lal
  • Allen Lane

The Ivory Throne

2016

  • Manu S. Pillai
  • HarperCollins

The Seasons Of Trouble

2015

  • Rohini Mohan
  • HarperCollins

Capital

2014

  • Rana Dasgupta
  • HarperCollins