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

Virtual Festival
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Peter May

Author, France

Multi award-winning author of 27 serial and standalone novels translated in more than 30 countries and selling over 15 million copies worldwide.

Peter May was also a successful television writer, creator, and producer, garnering 1000 credits during 15 years in prime-time British television drama.

2020 brought the unexpected best-seller, Lockdown. Written in 2005 and rejected for being like “science fiction”, its setting – during a global pandemic – suddenly became a reality for millions in the Covid-19 world. May has since been praised for his prescience and the accuracy of his depictions.

Born and raised in Scotland, Peter May lives in France.


Pandemic Tales

  • 21st November
  • 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm

In the darkest of times, humanity shines through. A panel discussion between Emma Donoghue, Peter May, Shobhaa De and Roshan Ali as the chair.

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