The Fourteenth Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Wednesday, October 25th to Sunday, October 29th 2023

Online : 25 - 26 Oct
On ground : 27 - 29 Oct

Noir In Mumbai : Case by Case

  • Saturday, 12th Nov
  • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm IST
  • St Pauls Institute, Title Waves

Sex sells. And apparently, it does so even more when combined with scandal, murder and mystery. Is that why noir thrillers are such a thriving literary form? But what is it  about this form that appeals to writers? Does Noir come closer to portraying the grittier aspects of life and crime than regular crime fiction?  In collaboration with Noir In Mumbai we interrogate French writers to understand why this style of writing is so popular in Europe and particularly France.


Johana Gustawsson

Johana Gustawsson was born in Marseille, France. She has a degree in Political Science, and has worked as a journalist for French and Spanish press and television.

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Sophie Hénaff

Sophie Hénaff is a French journalist and novelist.

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Arjun Raj Gaind

Arjun Raj Gaind is the author of The Anatomy of Loss, published by Bloomsbury India.

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Books In The Session

The Bleeding

  • Johana Gustawsson
  • Orenda Books


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