Here Are The Winners Of Tata Literature Live Festival

Penguin Random House received the 'Publisher of The Year Award' and Shanta Ghokhale was conferred upon with 'Lifetime Achievement Award'.

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Mumbai's best literary festival, Tata Literature Live concluded on Sunday, November 17. With an aim to felicitate writers and publishers along with providing a platform for the literature lover; it gives recognition to books and authors from various genres. The award ceremony was held on Sunday at National Centre of Performing Arts (NCPA).

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Following are the winners of the Tata Literature Live Awards. 


  • Category: Fiction 
  • Awarded: The Far Field by Madhuri Vijay; published by Harper Collins India 


  • Category: Fiction Book of The Year
  •  Awarded: The City and the Sea by Raj Kamal Jha; published by Penguin  


  • Category: Non-Fiction
  • Awarded:  Stranger Truth: Lessons in Love, Leadership and Courage from India’s Sex Workers by Ashok Alexander; published by Juggernaut 


  • Category: Non-Fiction Book of the Year
  • Awarded: Early Indians: The Story of Our Ancestors and Where We Came From by Tony Joseph; published by Juggernaut  


  • Category: Poet Laureate Award
  • Awarded: K. Satchinandan 


  • Category:  Business Book of the Year
  • Awarded: Leapfrogging to Pole-vaulting: Creating the Magic of Radical and Sustainable Transformation by Raghunath Mashelkar and Ravi Pandit; published by Penguin 



  • Category: Lifetime Achievement Award 
  • Awarded: Shanta Gokhale 


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While receiving the award, writer, translator and film critic Shanta Gokhale said, 

I feel honoured to be a Lifetime awardee of Tata Literature Live! It is a grand encouragement for me to go on writing and thinking. I am often asked about writing in English and Marathi. Both languages have a rhythm and cadence of their own.

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