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

Michelle Philip

Professor, India

Michelle Philip is Associate Professor, Head of the Department of English and former in-charge principal of Wilson College, Mumbai. With Soul3, she is now a successful podcaster with listeners from over 36 countries worldwide. She has also made a foray into the world of stand-up comedy.



  • 27th October
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Characters trapped in the turmoil of our times
Anjum Hasan, Vivek Shanbhag
Chair: Michelle Philip


  • 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

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