West indian literature

Tata Literature Live! Literary awards 2021 announced

The prestigious Tata Literature Live! Literary Awards 2021, which is one of the highlights of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest was announced during the Festival Grand Final which was held from November 18-21. As always, the four-day Litfest, presented online for the second year in a row, was a huge success, with views across all platforms surpassing 3 million at last count.

The winners of Tata Literature Live! The literary prizes are as follows:

Tata Literature Live! First Book Prize – Fiction

– A Death to Shonagachhi by Rijula ​​Das (Pan Macmillan)

Tata Literature Live! Book of the Year Award – Fiction

– Asoca: A Sutra by Irwin Allan Sealy (Penguin Random House)

Tata Literature Live! First Book Award – Non-fiction

– Landscapes of Loss: The Story of an Indian Drought by Kavitha Iyer (HarperCollins)

Tata Literature Live! Book of the Year Award – Non-fiction

– Born a Muslim: some truths about Islam in India by Ghazala Wahab (Aleph)

Tata Literature Live! Business Book of the Year Award

– Pandemonium: The Great Indian Banking Tragedy by Tamal Bandyopadhyay (Roli Books)

Tata Literature Live! Editor of the Year Award


The annual Tata Literature Live! The Lifetime Achievement Award 2021 went to famous author Anita Desai, and the Festival’s poet laureate for 2021 was legendary poet Adil Jussawalla.

At this year’s Litfest, which included a two-day festival especially for children, 145 participants spanning 17 countries and 9 languages, took part in 57 sessions (ranging from literature to social sciences, economics, history, health and the environment) and 5 workshops (on the themes of art, writing and conceptual poetry). In addition, there were 7 captivating performances on themes ranging from food to Dante, to an endangered poet, to First Nations languages.

The festival’s stellar international lineup included Amitav Ghosh, Salman Rushdie, Anita Desai, Adil Jussawalla, Anne Enright, Steven Pinker, Nick Hornby, Shashi Tharoor, Indra Nooyi, David Baldacci, Ashis Nandy, Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai, Vidya Dehejia, Martin Kemp , Rebecca Solnit, Ruskin Bond, Amish, Neena Gupta, Ashwin Sanghi, Matthew Weiner, Marlon James, Rutger Bregman, Matt Haig, Heather Morris, Dolly Thakore, Jonathan Drori, Farah Bashir, Sanjena Sathian.

For more details on Tata Literature Live! Mumbai LitFest 2021, please visit:

Website: https://tatalitlive.in/

Loudspeakers: https://tatalitlive.in/speakers

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tatalitlive/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/litlivemumbai

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TataLitLive/

The Tata Group is the title sponsor of Tata Literature Live! Mumbai LitFest and the festival will also be supported by a few other Tata companies. The festival was designed by Anil Dharker (1947-2021) who was also the founder and director of the Literature Live! which organizes the festival with the support of the Tata Group.

See the session here: https://youtu.be/NhATqvWt8zw

Disclaimer: This content is distributed by Business Wire India. No HT journalist is responsible for the creation of this content.

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