Sixth Tata literature fest to begin from October 29

Mumbai, Oct 9 (IANS) The sixth edition of the ‘Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest’ will be held in the city from October 29 – November 1, with 120 celebrated authors and thinkers from over 14 countries participating.

The festival will be held simultaneously at the National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point and Prithvi Theatre, Juhu.

Some of the speakers include Egyptian-American Mona Eltahawy, who is making headlines for her book “Headscarves and Hymens”, Germaine Greer, one of the pioneers of the international feminist movement, Kiran Nagarkar, Indian novelist, Vikram Seth and Hussain Zaidi, investigative journalist and author of Dongri to Dubai.

Seven awards would also be presented during the fest, organised by the Tata Group, to celebrate remarkable works in fiction, non-fiction, business writing, poetry, a lifetime achievement award along with a book of the year award for fiction and non-fiction.

“We’re thrilled to announce a fantastic line-up for this edition. Indian writers will be sharing the stage with authors from over 14 countries. This year’s edition also brings a riveting line-up of international performances from across the globe,” said director and founder of the festival Anil Dharker in a statement.

As a part of the four-day fest, audience can expect discussions, debates and talks with actor and activist Lisa Ray, Kalki Koechlin, author Stephen Kelman, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on discussions like “What is authentically India?” among others.

There would also be performances of dance and poetry, plays like the “Comedy of Horrors”, directed by Vivaan Shah, son of popular stage and film actor Naseeruddin Shah, among others.

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