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

THE POWER OF WORDS

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

  • Aashay Kadam

    Poet, India

    Aashay Kadam is a poet seeking new experiences.

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  • Abanti Sankaranarayanan

    Business Leader, India

    Abanti Sankaranarayanan is a seasoned business leader presently on the Mahindra Group Executive Board.

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  • Adrian Terron

    Corporate Leader, India

    Adrian Terron is Head of Corporate Brand and Marketing Strategy, Tata group.

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  • Amith Prabhu

    Public Relations Consultant, India

    Amith Prabhu has founded a variety of Public Relations platforms.

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  • Amrita Shah

    Writer & Journalist, India

    Amrita Shah is a writer and journalist. Well known for her pioneering investigations into the Mumbai underworld, she has worked for the Time-Life News Service, edited features magazines, Debonair and Elle, and…

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  • Andrey Kurkov

    Author, Ukraine

    Andrey Kurkov is an award-winning Ukrainian novelist who writes in Russian and Ukrainian. He is the author of more than 20 novels and 10 books for children.

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  • Anisha Rachel Oommen

    Digital Content Specialist, India

    Anisha Rachel Oommen is the co-founder of Goya Media, which specialises in digital content and communications within the F&B and hospitality sectors.

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  • Anjan Sundaram

    Journalist, India

    Anjan Sundaram is an award-winning war correspondent, author, and television presenter. He has degrees in mathematics and journalism.

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  • Anjum Hasan

    Author, India

    Anjum Hasan is a much-decorated author and poet.

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  • Anthony Sattin

    Journalist & Travel Writer, Italy/UK

    Anthony Sattin is a highly regarded author of several books on history and travel.

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  • Antoine Lewis

    Food-writer, India

    Antoine Lewis is a Food & Wine writer and columnist.

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  • Anuja Chauhan

    Author, Columnist, Copywriter, India

    Anuja Chauhan has written seven best-seller novels, before which she created advertisements for multinationals for seventeen years.

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  • Anuradha Sengupta

    Journalist, India

    Anuradha Sengupta is a well-known television anchor and editor based in Mumbai.

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  • Anuvab Pal

    Stand-up Comedian, India

    Anuvab Pal is a universally acclaimed stand-up comedian and has held over 1000 shows in 30 cities across the world.

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  • Arjun Raj Gaind

    Author, India

    Arjun Raj Gaind writes mysteries, comics and speculative fiction.

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  • Arpit Yadav

    Poet, India

    Arpit Yadav is a poet from Agra, currently working with an NGO in Mumbai.

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  • Arunava Sinha

    Professor & Literary Translator, India

    Arunava Sinha is a creative writing professor and a prolific literary translator between English and Bengali.

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  • Ashok Gopal

    Journalist & Author, India

    Ashok Gopal is a journalist, consultant and author of a recent biography of B.R. Ambedkar the architect of the Indian constitution.

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  • Ashu Bhoir

    Poet, India

    Ashu Bhoir is a transwoman poet, accountant and voice over artist from Mumbai.

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  • Ashwani Kumar

    Poet, Author & Professor, India

    Ashwini Kumar is a widely published and translated poet and a professor at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

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  • Atul Khatri

    Comedian, India

    Atul Khatri is a former businessman from Mumbai who has successfully moved to becoming a popular standup-comedian.

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  • Bhaskar

    Poet, India

    Bhaskar is a qualified engineer who is currently a full-time poet, actor, singer and dancer.

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  • Briohny Doyle

    Author, Australia

    Briohny Doyle is an Australian novelist and essayist.

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  • C S Lakshmi

    Author, India

    C S Lakshmi is one of India’s leading authors in Tamil and the recipient of the Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award for 2023.

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  • Cheuk Kwan

    Filmmaker, Canada

    Cheuk Kwan is an human rights activist, filmmaker and author, with a deep interest in the cultural aspects of Chinese food.

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  • Denzil Smith

    Actor, India
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  • Eeva Maria al-Khazaali

    Poet, Finland

    Eeva Maria al-Khazaali is a poet whose work is mainly feminist and auto-fictional.

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  • Elena Medel

    Poet & Author, Spain

    Elena Medel is an award-winning author and founder-publisher of the prestigious poetry imprint La Bella Varsovia.

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  • Elif Shafak

    Author, UK/Turkey

    Elif Shafak is an award-winning British-Turkish novelist of international repute.

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  • Faye D’Souza

    Journalist, India

    Faye D’Souza is a journalist and media entrepreneur who runs her own news app

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  • Fiona Fernandez

    Editor & Author, India

    Fiona Fernandez is a senior journalist and author, who writes extensively on heritage.

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  • G N Devy

    Literary Critic & Cultural Activist, India

    GN Devy writes in Marathi, Gujarati, and English and has 110 books to his credit, either as an author or editor.

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  • Gavin McCrea

    Author, Ireland

    Gavin McCrea is the critically-acclaimed author of two novels and a memoir.

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  • Geetha Ravichandran

    Poet & Writer, India

    Geetha Ravichandran is a poet and former bureaucrat.

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  • Girish Shahane

    Writer & Artistic Director, India

    Girish Shahane is an independent writer, curator and columnist.

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  • Govindraj Ethiraj

    Journalist, Media Executive & Entrepreneur, India

    Govindraj Ethiraj has reported and written on Indian business for over 25 years. He is the founder of several reputed public interest journalism ventures that aim to make the internet safer.

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  • Gurcharan Das

    Author & Commentator, India

    Gurcharan Das is an author, commentator and corporate maven.

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  • Harish Bhat

    Corporate Leader & Author, India

    Harish Bhat is an author, columnist and marketer. He works with the Tata Group, where he began his career 36 years ago.

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  • Harnidh Kaur

    Harnidh Kaur is a published poet and a consumer product builder.

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  • Harsh Mariwala

    Business Leader and Philanthropist, India

    Harsh Mariwala is the Chairman of Marico and Managing Director and Chairman of Kaya Limited.

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  • Hrishi K

    Radio Host, India

    Hrishikesh Kannan, popularly known as Hrishi K, is a leading radio and podcast producer.

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  • Iffat Nawaz

    Author, India/Bangladesh

    Iffat Nawaz is based in Pondicherry and has written an acclaimed debut novel.

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  • Isabella Hammad

    Author, UK/Palestine

    Isabella Hammad is a British-Palestinian author, who featured in the Granta Best of Young British Novelists for 2023.

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  • Ishita Thakur

    Producer, India

    Ishita Thakur is a creative producer across TV and digital mediums.

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  • Jane Borges

    Editor & Author, India

    Jane Borges is a Mumbai-based journalist, editor and author.

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  • Jerry Pinto

    Author & Translator, India

    Jerry Pinto is a poet, author, translator and editor.

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  • Kalpana Sharma

    Journalist, India

    Kalpana Sharma is an independent journalist, author and columnist.

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  • Kamal Shah

    Medical Entrepreneur, India

    Kamal Shah is the Co-Founder of NephroPlus, India’s largest dialysis centre network, and the author of Silver Lining, about his experience with long term dialysis and setting up Nephro-Plus.

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  • Kamala Ganesh

    Sociologist, India

    Kamala Ganesh is an eminent sociologist, former head of the sociology department at Mumbai University.

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  • Karan Rajan

    Surgeon, Author & Medical Presenter, UK

    Karan Rajan is an NHS surgeon and one of the biggest health & science creators on social media, with over 8.5 million followers

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  • Khushboo Mattoo

    Media Brand Solutions Lead, India

    Khushboo Mattoo writes and broadcasts on art, conflict, and culture.

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  • Kirli Saunders

    Author & Artist, Australia

    Gunai woman Kirli Saunders is an award-winning writer & artist.

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  • Kunal Purohit

    Journalist, India

    Kunal Purohit is an award-winning independent journalist.

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  • Kunal Vijayakar

    Broadcaster, Food Columnist, Actor, India

    Kunal Vijayakar is a food-writer, YouTuber, author, actor, and political satirist.

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