The Fourteenth Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Wednesday, October 25th to Sunday, October 29th 2023


Online : 25 - 26 Oct
On ground : 27 - 29 Oct

Elena Medel

Poet & Author, Spain

Elena Medel was the first woman ever to win the prestigious Francisco Umbral Prize for her debut novel, The Wonders, which was also longlisted for the Dublin Literary Award 2023 and has been translated into fifteen languages. She is the recipient of the XXVI Loewe Prize for Young Poets and the Leonardo-BBVA Foundation 2021 grant, and a writer-in-residence at Cheuse Center and MALBA. Medel is also the publisher of the poetry imprint La Bella Varsovia, one of the most prestigious in the Spanish-speaking world, which she founded at 19. She currently lives in Madrid.



  • 28th October
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Books that made me a writer
Briohny Doyle, Elena Medel, Tenzin Tsundue
Chair: Michelle Philip
Presented by: Godrej


  • 28th October
  • 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The city as liberator and oppressor
Elena Medel, Tejaswini Apte-Rahm
Chair: Adrian Terron

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