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Anita Desai gets 2021 Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award

Anita Desai gets 2021 Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award

Anita Desai has been awarded the Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award for 2021 to recognise her long literary career which spans over 50 years. The prestigious Tata Literature Live! Literary Awards for 2021 was held from November 18th to 21st.

  • Anita Desai is India’s one of the best-selling authors.
  • Indian poet Adil Jussawala has been conferred with the Poet Laureate award for 2021 to recognise exceptional work which has made a significant impact in the Indian literary field.

The winners of the Tata Literature Live! Literary Awards

Tata Literature Live! First Book Award – Fiction

A Death in Shonagachhi by Rijula Das (Pan Macmillan)

Tata Literature Live! Book of the Year Award – Fiction

Asoca: A Sutra by Irwin Allan Sealy (Penguin Random House)

Tata Literature Live! First Book Award – Non-Fiction

Landscapes of Loss: The Story of an Indian Drought by Kavitha Iyer (HarperCollins)

Tata Literature Live! Book of the Year Award – Non-Fiction

Born A Muslim: Some Truths About Islam in India by Ghazala Wahab (Aleph)

Tata Literature Live! Business Book of the Year Award

Pandemonium: The Great Indian Banking Tragedy by Tamal Bandyopadhyay (Roli Books)

Tata Literature Live! Publisher of the Year Award

HarperCollins

Who is Anita Desai

  • Anita Desai is an Indian novelist and the Emerita John E. Burchard Professor of Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • She has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize three times as a writer.

Books by Anita Desai

  • The Artist of Disappearance (2011), Mariner Books
  • The Zigzag Way (2004), Random House India
  • Diamond Dust and Other Stories (2000), Vintage Books
  • Fasting, Feasting (1999), Random House India
  • Scholar and Gipsey (1996), Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Journey to Ithaca (1995), Random House India
  • Baumgartner’s Bombay (1988)
  • In Custody (1984)

Anita Desai Awards

AwardsWhen
Padma Bhushan2014
Sahitya Akademi Fellowship2007
Benson Medal of Royal Society of Literature2003
Alberto Moravia Prize for Literature (Italy)2000
Shortlisted, Booker Prize for Fiction: Fasting, Feasting1999
Neil Gunn Prize1993
Shortlisted, Booker Prize for Fiction – In Custody1984
Sahitya Akademi Award (National Academy of Letters Award)
– Fire on the Mountain
1978
Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize – Fire on the Mountain1978

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