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

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2020 Speakers

Amy Tan

Amy Tan is the award winning, bestselling novelist and thought leader who brought to us titles like The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God’s Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, The Bonesetter’s Daughter and more.

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Priya Purushothaman

Priya Purushothaman is a Hindustani vocalist, educator and writer.

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Jeffrey Archer

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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Tata Literature Live! 2020 will be a virtual festival with participants from around the globe.

The festival is free to attend and registration is not mandatory.

However, registered users get the below benefits:

  • 1. Create your own schedule with events you are interested in
  • 2. Add events to your Google calendar
  • 3. Ability to leave comments on sessions and participate in our special events
  • 4. Exclusive Access to behind the scenes and special events.
  • 5. Benefits from our sponsors such as discount codes on books etc..
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2020 Schedule

First Nations Storyteller : The importance of Caring for Land and Language.

  • 20th November
  • 10:00 am - 10:45 am

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. Learn about the intersection of land and language, and understand the importance of connection with land and community. 

Kirli Saunders

Living A Little, Meaning A Lot

  • 18th November
  • 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

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

Inauguration of Tata Literature Live! 2020

  • 16th November
  • 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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

Tata Literature Live! Awards 2020



The Little Festival...where books are a lot of fun. An inclusive festival for kids to make them fall in love with the written word.

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Literature Live! 360@Campus Festival

Literature Live 360@ Campus is the student engagement arm of Literature Live! wherein it organizes literary events exclusively for the student community ( 18-25yrs).

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Tata Literature Live! Literary Awards Shortlists Announced

The shortlists for the five prestigious literary awards conferred by Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest in the Fiction, Non-Fiction and Business categories were announced today.

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Ruskin Bond To Be Presented With Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award

Ruskin Bond, one of India’s most cherished authors, has been conferred the Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award for 2020. Mr. Bond has a substantial body of work -…

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Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest 2020 Announces Javed Akhtar As Poet Laureate

Nationally and internationally renowned poet, lyricist and screenwriter Javed Akhtar has been announced as the Poet Laureate of the 11th Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest 2020.

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