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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Deepa Anappara

Author, Journalist,India

Deepa Anappara worked as a journalist in Mumbai and Delhi for eleven years. Her reports on the impact of poverty and religious violence on the education of children have won several awards.

Her debut novel ‘Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line’ has been shortlisted for the Tata Literature Live! First Book Award, 2020. It was also shortlisted for the JCB Prize for Literature 2020, and longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction. It was a ‘New York Times’ Editors’ Choice, and is being translated into 22 languages.


The First Time Ever

  • 20th November
  • 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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.

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