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

Payal Kapadia

Author, India

Payal Kapadia writes and teaches in Mumbai and is a popular author of books for young adults.
Her 9th book, Woebegone’s Warehouse of Words, captures the zeitgeist of our times, where free speech is anything but free.

Her debut novella, Wisha Wozzariter won the 2013 Crossword Book Award for Children’s Writing. Her other books include the bestselling Horrid High series; a B R Ambedkar biography; Twice Upon a Time, and Maidless in Mumbai. She has also worked with news outlets in Chicago, Washington DC, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Mumbai.



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

Writing for young adults
Fiona Fernandez, Zai Whitaker
Chair: Payal Kapadia
Presented by: Godrej

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