HarperCollins named Tata Literature Live! Editor of the Year


Tata literature live! The literary awards for 2021 were announced during the festival finale held from November 18-21.

Tata literature live! Book of the Year (Fiction) went to Irwin Allan Sealy for Asoca: a sutra (Penguin Random House). Book of the Year (Non-Fiction) Award went to Ghazala Wahab’s Born Muslim: Some Truths About Islam in India (Aleppo).

Tamal Bandyopadhyay Chaos: The Great Indian Banking Tragedy (Roli Books) was named Business Book of the Year.

A death at Shonagachhi (Pan Macmillan) by Rijula ​​Das won the First Book Award (Fiction) and the First Book Award (Non-Fiction) went to Landscapes of Loss: The Story of an Indian Drought (HarperCollins) by Kavitha Iyer.

HarperCollins has been named Tata Literature Live! Editor of the Year Award.

The four-day festival, presented online for the second year in a row, was a huge success, with views on platforms exceeding 3 million at last count.

The Tata Literature Live! The Lifetime Achievement Award for 2021 went to acclaimed author Anita Desai, and the Festival Poet Laureate for 2021 was legendary poet Adil Jussawala.

At this year’s festival, 145 participants representing 17 countries and nine languages ​​took part in 57 sessions (ranging from literature to social sciences, economics, history, health and environment) and five workshops (on the themes of art, writing and conceptual poetry). Additionally, there were 7 captivating performances on themes ranging from food to Dante, to a vanishing 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, Nguyen Phan Que 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.





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