The Twelfth Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Thursday, November 18th to Sunday, November 21st 2021

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Tata Literature Live! First Book Award – Non-Fiction

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

2021 Recipient

The longlist for the Tata Literature Live! First Book Award – Non-Fiction – 2021 will be announced soon.

2020 Shortlist

In alphabetical order

Flood and Fury: Ecological Devastation in the Western Ghats

  • Viju B
  • Penguin Random House

Shadow City: A Woman Walks Kabul

  • Taran N. Khan
  • Penguin Random House

The Death Script: Dreams and Delusions in Naxal Country

  • Ashutosh Bhardwaj
  • HarperCollins

2020 Longlist

Flood and Fury: Ecological Devastation in the Western Ghats

  • Viju B
  • Penguin Random House

Shadow City: A Woman Walks Kabul

  • Taran N. Khan
  • Penguin Random House

Tales from The Tail End: My Cancer Diary

  • Ananya Mukherjee
  • Speaking Tiger

The Death Script: Dreams and Delusions in Naxal Country

  • Ashutosh Bhardwaj
  • HarperCollins

The Great Repression: The Story of Sedition in India

  • Chitranshul Sinha
  • Penguin Random House

The Lotus Years: Political Life in India in the Time of Rajiv Gandhi

  • Ashwini Bhatnagar
  • Hachette

2020 Jury

  • Jonathan Gil Harris

    Author, Professor and Head of the Dept of English, Ashoka University.
  • Manu Pillai

    Historian, award-winning author of four books and recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar Award.
  • Meena Menon

    Independent journalist, author of three books; former bureau chief The Hindu, Mumbai.
  • Naresh Fernandes

    Founder & Editor, Scroll; author, Poeisis Fellow at the Institute of Public Knowledge at New York University.
  • Anil Dharker

    Author of six books; columnist; Founder-Director, Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest

Past Recipients

Shadow City

2020

  • Tarun N. Khan
  • Penguin Random House

A Stranger Truth

2019

  • Ashok Alexander
  • Juggernaut

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