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

Gavin McCrea

Author, Ireland

Gavin McCrea’s first novel, Mrs Engels was shortlisted for the Desmond Elliot Prize and the Walter Scott Prize, and longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. His second novel, The Sisters Mao, received high acclaim internationally. His first work of non-fiction, a memoir entitled Cells has been longlisted for the Polari Prize for LGBTQ+ Literature. Most recently, he has been commissioned by Hachette/John Murray to write a novel of ideas featuring Jean-Jacques Rousseau. His articles have appeared in The Paris Review, The Guardian, The Irish Times, The Dublin Review, Lithub and Catapult.



  • 28th October
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Stories of loss, pain, and redemption
Briohny Doyle, Gavin McCrea, Iffat Nawaz
Chair: Arjun Raj Gaind


  • 29th October
  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

An intensive, practical exploration bringing LGBTQ+ characters to life on the page, by Gavin McCrea

Workshop Partner: Blank Slate Knowledge Foundation

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Gavin McCrea

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