About the Mumbai Literature Festival
Conceptualised in 2010, the Mumbai Literature Festival was introduced by writer and columnist, Anil Dharker who felt the need for a festival that was a celebration of global writing and introduced the best of world literature to the city. In 2015, the British Council proudly partnered with the Tata Mumbai Lit Live to bring three UK authors and one female performer to the festival .
With new awards such as the Book of the Year (Fiction and Non Fiction) as well as Business Book of the Year the sixth edition proved to be very interesting. There was also a new category of a Poet Laureate citation to honour that most sublime form of literature.
Schedule of events with authors: Jon Turney, Rachel Holmes, Laura Bates and performance by Hannah Silva
|Dates||Venue||Authors||Theme for the sessions|
|Thursday, 29 October||Little theatre, NCPA||John Turney||
No Man's Land, Imagining the Earth without humans
|Friday, 30 October||Sea View room, NCPA||John Turney||
Writing Science: Engaging the Reader
|Friday, 30 October||Experimental Theatre||Hannah Silva||
|Saturday, 31 October||Easel, workshop, Juhu||Laura Bates||
Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates
|Saturday, 31 October||Godrej Theatre, NCPA||Rachel Holmes||
Under the skin The Art of writing Biographies
|Sunday, 1 November||Experimental Theatre, NCPA||Rachel Holmes and Laura Bates||
He Surfs, She Surfs Sexism in the age of digital media
|Sunday, 1 November||Prithvi Theatre, Juhu||Hannah Silva||
Rachel Holmes in Kolkata:
The author of Eleanor Marx: A Life (Bloomsbury, May 2014) was in conversation with Malavika Banerjee, producer of the Kolkata Literary Meet at the British Council office in Kolkata. She also held a talk at the Department of English and Culture Studies at The University of Burdwan for students and academics from the University.