Mumbai, 14th November 2022: The Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest closed with a gala
ceremony this evening at which eminent playwright Mahesh Elkunchwar, recipient of the Tata
Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award for 2022 was felicitated and the winners of the
prestigious Tata Literature Live! Literary Awards for 2022 were announced.
In a combined “hybrid” version for the first time, virtual as well as on-site, the 13th edition of
Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest was a huge success with 135 authors, 11 countries, 75
sessions, a landmark 9 book launches. The virtual sessions over two evenings have already
attracted over 1.5 million views. The Festival was on-site again after two closed pandemic years
and delighted audiences surged into myriad riveting sessions at the on-site venues at NCPA at
Marine Drive and St Pauls Institute and Title Waves bookstore in Bandra, resulting in overflowing
sessions and performances.
The Tata Theatre rocked with Usha Uthup ending her session with
rousing renditions of medleys of some of her evergreen songs. As she sang – and as we look
forward to the Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest for 2023 – we sing with her “hamey na
The winners of the Tata Literature Live! Literary Awards 2022 are as follows:
Tata Literature Live! Book of the Year (Fiction):
⮚ The Map and the Scissors by Amit Majmudar Published by HarperCollins Publishers
Tata Literature Live! Book of the Year (Non Fiction):
⮚ Lords of the Deccan: Southern India from the Chalukyas to the Cholas by Anirudh Kanisetti Published by Juggernaut Books
Tata Literature Live! First Book (Fiction):
⮚ We Move by Gurnaik Johal Published by Hachette
Tata Literature Live! First Book (Non-Fiction):
⮚ Whole Numbers and Half-Truths by Rukmini S. Published by Westland
Tata Literature Live! Business Book of the Year:
⮚ The Ambuja Story: How a Group of Ordinary Men Created an Extraordinary Company by Narotam Sekhsaria
Published by HarperCollins Publishers
Tata Literature Live! Publisher of the Year Award:
⮚ HarperCollins Publishers India
The Tata Group is the title sponsor of Tata Literature Live! The Festival was conceived by Anil
Dharker (1947-2021) Founder and Festival Director of Literature Live!, which organises the
festival with the support of the Tata Group.
About Tata Group:
Founded by Jamsetji Tata in 1868, the Tata Group is a global enterprise, headquartered in India,
comprising 30 companies across ten verticals. The Group operates in more than 100 countries
across six continents, with a mission ‘To improve the quality of life of the communities we serve
globally, through long-term stakeholder value creation based on Leadership with Trust’. Tata
Sons is the principal investment holding company and promoter of Tata companies. Sixty-six
percent of the equity share capital of Tata Sons is held by philanthropic trusts, which support
education, health, livelihood generation and art and culture. In 2021-22, the revenue of Tata
companies, taken together, was $128 billion (INR 9.6 trillion). These companies collectively
employ over 935,000 people. Each Tata company or enterprise operates independently under
the guidance and supervision of its own Board of Directors. There are 29 publicly-listed Tata
enterprises with a combined market capitalisation of $311 billion (INR 23.6 trillion) as on March
31, 2022. Companies include Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Motors, Tata Steel, Tata Chemicals,
Tata Consumer Products, Titan, Tata Capital, Tata Power, Indian Hotels, Tata Communications,
Tata Digital, and Tata Electronics. For more details visit www.tata.com
About Literature Live!
Literature Live! is dedicated to celebrating the written word in all its glorious and varied forms.
It offers a chance to participate in the many joys of literature, from book launches, thought
provoking talks and author interactions, all of which continued online during the pandemic.
Literature Live! also organises Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest, Mumbai’s premier
international Literary Festival (8.5 million views for the virtual Festival last year). Now set to
launch in a hybrid format: virtual and on-ground, from 9-13 November 2022, the Festival has
become very popular not least because it looks at literature in a way that complements the spirit
of Mumbai: energetic, inclusive and cosmopolitan.