The Eleventh Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Monday, November 16th to Sunday, November 22nd 2020

Virtual Festival
Real Books

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Schedule for Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest 2020

Literary

Inauguration of Tata Literature Live! 2020

  • Monday, 16th Nov
  • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm IST

Festival Inauguration followed by The Enduring Power Of Words.
Ian McEwan live in conversation with Anil Dharker.

Living A Little, Meaning A Lot

  • Wednesday, 18th Nov
  • 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm IST

From The Particular To The Universal.
Howard Jacobson in conversation with Karthika VK.

Words Of Inspiration

  • Wednesday, 18th Nov
  • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm IST

Books That Made Me A Writer.
A panel discussion with Ashwin Sanghi, Cauvery Madhavan, Ira Mukhoty, Taran Khan with Rehana Munir as the chair.

Kavitechi Bhasha, Bhashechi Kavita

  • Thursday, 19th Nov
  • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm IST

Registrations for this workshop have closed.

Sachin Ketkar brings out the poet in you to make a qualitative shift in your art form in this exclusive workshop in Marathi.

SPEAKERS:
Sachin Ketkar

Do You Want To Be A Storyteller?

  • Thursday, 19th Nov
  • 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm IST

A straight talk by Lord Jeffrey Archer.

SPEAKERS:
Jeffrey Archer

First Nations Storyteller : The Importance of Caring for Land and Language

  • Friday, 20th Nov
  • 10:00 am - 10:45 am IST

Join Award winning Gunai writer and Artist, Kirli Saunders as she reflects on her creative process and offers readings from her poetry and verse novel collections.

SPEAKERS:
Kirli Saunders

Tata Literature Live! 2020 Poet Laureate

  • Friday, 20th Nov
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm IST

Presentation to Javed Akhtar with a citation by Ashutosh Gowariker, followed by a reading of his poems; accompanied by Tisca Chopra; and a conversation with Anil Dharker.

Brighter Books

  • Friday, 20th Nov
  • 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm IST

Can There Be Light Relief In Dark Times.
A panel discussion with Amitava Kumar, Gill Hornby, Moni Mohsin with Gauri Sinh as the chair.

The First Time Ever

  • Friday, 20th Nov
  • 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm IST

The Thrill And Challenges Of Writing A First Book. A panel discussion with Deepa Anappara, Megha Majumdar, Sabin Iqbal and Deepanjana Pal as the chair.

No Birds Sing

  • Saturday, 21st Nov
  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm IST

Why Are Dark Themes So Attractive?
A panel discussion with Andrei Kurkov, Markus Zusak, Milena Moser and Sonal Shah as the chair.

Inside Story

  • Saturday, 21st Nov
  • 11:45 am - 12:45 pm IST

The life and literature of Martin Amis.
Martin Amis in conversation with Anil Dharker.

Book In Focus

  • Saturday, 21st Nov
  • 2:15 pm - 3:30 pm IST

“A Suitable Boy” by Vikram Seth.

Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Saturday, 21st Nov
  • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm IST

Presentation to Ruskin Bond followed by a conversation with Vishal Bhardwaj.

Pandemic Tales

  • Saturday, 21st Nov
  • 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm IST

In the darkest of times, humanity shines through. A panel discussion between Emma Donoghue, Peter May, Shobhaa De and Ayaz Memon.

An Exaltation Of Writers

  • Saturday, 21st Nov
  • 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm IST

Many pens tell one tale.
A panel discussion with Amish and Ravi Subramanian with Amrita Mahale as the chair.

The Influence Of The Editor

  • Sunday, 22nd Nov
  • 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm IST

How editors play a pivotal role in the shaping of books.
Amy Tan in conversation with Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi.

  • Sunday, 22nd Nov
  • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm IST

A unique aural and visual experience as Shaun Tan’s wordless graphic novel is brought to life by an 11 member orchestra.

There’s Always Room For Rumi

  • Sunday, 22nd Nov
  • 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm IST

The launch of Rumi: A New Collection, followed by a discussion on why he is a poet for all humanity.
Farrukh Dhondy in conversation with Ranjit Hoskote and Arshia Sattar as the chair.

Time Past To Time Future

  • Sunday, 22nd Nov
  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm IST

The many worlds of Robert Harris.
Robert Harris in conversation with Jonathan Gil Harris.

Dreaming Up Multiverses

  • Sunday, 22nd Nov
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm IST

The many dimensions of Neil Gaiman.
Neil Gaiman in conversation with Jerry Pinto.

Tata Literature Live! 2020 Awards

  • Sunday, 22nd Nov
  • 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm IST

Presentation of literary awards in fiction, non-fiction and business categories.