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

Virtual Festival
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Andrei Kurkov

Author, Ukraine

Andrei is a Ukrainian novelist who writes in Russian and Ukrainian. He is the author of over 20 novels and 10 books for children. His work has been translated into 37 languages. He has also written articles for various publications worldwide including ‘The New York Times’, ‘The Guardian’, ‘New Statesman’, ‘La Liberation’, ‘Le Monde’ and ‘Die Welt, Die Zeit’. Andrei is also involved in filmscript-writing. His own film adaptation of “The Matter of Death and Life” got him shortlisted for Best European Filmscript-Writer of the Year Award in Berlin 1997.(The film’s title is “The Friend of the Deceased” (France-Ukraine, 1997).


No Birds Sing

  • 21st November
  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

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