The Eleventh Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Thu Nov 19, Fri Nov 20, Sat Nov 21, Sun Nov 22 2019

Panel Discussions
Book Launches

NCPA (South Mumbai)
St. Pauls Institute (Bandra)
Prithvi Theatre (Juhu)

Word Count

Panel Discussions
  • Saturday, 16th Nov
  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Title Waves - St Pauls Institute

The sprinter and the long-distance runner both need talent and practice. Should one be valued over the other? To tell a short story, weaving in plot, tension and denouement in a compact form is a unique skill. But novels often hog the limelight. When many novelists have also written great short stories and the works of writers like Saadat Hasan Manto or O. Henry are literary classics, why this unfair treatment? Hopefully, the tide is turning; our panelist Jayant Kaikini, winner of the DSC prize for his short stories being a great example.

Panelists : Eshkol Nevo, Jayant Kaikini

Chair : Sunil Sethi

  • Eshkol Nevo

  • Jayant Kaikini

  • Sunil Sethi