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

Ranjit Hoskote

Poet & Translator, India

Ranjit Hoskote is an acclaimed poet, translator, cultural theorist and curator. His eight collections of poetry include Vanishing Acts, Central Time, Hunchprose, Jonahwhale and Icelight. His translation of a 14th-century Kashmiri woman saint’s poetry has appeared as I, Lalla: The Poems of Lal Ded. Hoskote curated India’s first-ever national pavilion at the Venice Biennale, under the title “Everyone Agrees: It’s About to Explode”, and co-curated the 7th Gwangju Biennale. He has received the Sahitya Akademi Golden Jubilee Award, the Sahitya Akademi Translation Award, the S H Raza Literature Award and the JLF-Mahakavi Kanhaiya Lal Sethia Award for Poetry.



  • 28th October
  • 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Can literature bring us back from the brink?
Pip Adam, Ranjit Hoskote
Chair: Smriti Ravindra


  • 29th October
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Celebrating the 100th birth anniversary of Italo Calvino
A reading of Italo Calvino’s stories by Denzil Smith, Meher Acharia-Dar, Ranjit Hoskote and Quasar

Performance presented by: Istituto Italiano Di Cultura, Mumbai as part of the Week of the Italian Language in the World

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