Writers are not born, they are inspired. It is through the works of others, through their words, style, characterisation or narrative technique they have found their own voice. Before they were writers, they were readers.
In this session the audience gets to go on a voyage of discovery as authors reveal the books that inspired them to put pen to paper.
Gurnaik Johan’s We Move, Neema Shah’s Kololo Hill, and Vauhini Vara’s The Immortal King Rao are all three on the shortlist for the Tata Literature Live! literary awards
Gurnaik Johal is an Indian author. His debut novel We Move has been shortlisted for the Tata Literature Live! First Book Award – Fiction 2022.More Info
Neema Shah is an Indian author. Her debut novel Kololo Hill has been short-listed for the Tata Literature Live! Tata Literature Live! First Book Award – Fiction 2022.More Info
Vauhini Vara’s debut novel, The Immortal King Rao, is a New York Times Editors’ Choice.More Info
Harinder Sikka is the Group Director – Strategic Business at Piramal Enterprises and has been with the Group for over 2 decades.More Info
Rupangi Sharma is an author, editor, and an educationist. She is Founder & CEO of EFG Learning | Education for Growth.More Info
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Colm Toíbín in conversation with Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi
Exploring the fractures of a post-apartheid society
Damon Galgut in conversation with Salil Tripathi
The perilous pursuit of power and prosperity
Pankaj Mishra in conversation with Sonal Shah