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

Virtual Festival
Real Books

Live on YouTube, Facebook,
Twitter & Instagram

  • Guy Leschziner

    Author & Neurologist, United Kingdom

    Guy is a consultant neurologist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in London, where he leads one of Europe’s largest clinical sleep services. He is also author of two well-received books: The Nocturnal Brain and The Secret World of Sleep.

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  • Harish Bhat

    Author, Columnist & Marketer, India

    Harish Bhat is an author, columnist and marketer. He works with the Tata Group, where he began his career 33 years ago.

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  • Henry Marsh

    Author, Neurosurgeon & Academic, United Kingdom

    Henry Marsh is a well-known neuro-surgeon and author of two critically-acclaimed books: Do No Harm, and Admissions: A Life in Brain Surgery.

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  • Hoihnu Hauzel

    Journalist, India

    Hoihnu Hauzel is a seasoned journalist, a food and travel writer and a trouble-shooter.

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  • Howard Jacobson

    Author, United Kingdom

    Howard Jacobson is the author of sixteen novels and and six works of non-fiction. He won the Man-Booker Prize for The Finkler Question in 2010 and was shortlisted in 2014 for J.

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  • Hrishikesh Kannan (Hrishi K)

    Radio and Podcast Host, India

    Hrishikesh Kannan is producer and presenter on India’s biggest breakfast radio show on 94.3 RadioOne and Podcast creator and anchor on the online platforms ‘’ and ‘Book My Show Jukebox’.

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  • I Made Sidia

    Shadow Artist, Indonesia

    I Made Sidia, Bali’s most acclaimed shadow puppeteer, is a master of Topeng (mask) dance, wayang puppetry, kayonan dances and traditional make up and costuming.

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  • Ian Jack

    Journalist, United Kingdom

    Ian Jack is a British writer and journalist who has contributed regularly to the Guardian, Granta, and the London Review of Books among many other publications.

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  • Ian McEwan

    Author, United Kingdom

    Booker Prize winning author Ian McEwan is one of the UK’s  best known novelists and listed as one of the most powerful people in British culture.

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  • Ira Mukhoty

    Author, India

    Ira Mukhoty is the author of Akbar: The Great Mughal; Daughters of the Sun: Empresses, Queens and Begums of the Mughal Empire; and Heroines: Powerful Indian Women in Myth and History.

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  • István Vörös

    Author, Hungary

    István Vörös is a writer, poet, professor of literature and creative writing.

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  • Javed Akhtar

    Poet & Lyricist, India

    Javed Akhtar is a an award winning script writer, lyricist, poet and activist.

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  • Jayati Ghosh

    Economist & Academic, India

    Jayati Ghosh was Professor of Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi for nearly 35 years. She has received several national and international prizes for her research.

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  • Jeffrey Archer

    Author, United Kingdom

    Jeffrey Archer has topped bestseller lists around the world, selling over 275 million copies in 97 countries and more than 37 languages; the only author to have been a #1 bestseller in fiction (twenty times), short stories (four times) and non-fiction.

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  • Jerry Pinto

    Poet, Author, Translator, India

    Jerry is an author who lives and works in Mumbai.

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  • Jonathan Gil Harris

    Author and Academic, India

    Jonathan is a Delhi-based scholar, teacher and director of Shakespeare.

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  • Joy Desai

    Neurologist, India

    Joy Desai is Consultant in Neurology at the Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, where he also teaches. He is a specialist in epilepsy.

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  • Joy Ma

    Author, USA

    Joy Ma is the author of the The Deoliwallahs: The True Story of the 1962 Chinese-Indian Incarceration.

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