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Louise Erdrich among six finalists for literary Women's Prize

April 28, 2022 1:40 pm

Founded in 1996, the prize is open to female English-language writers from around the world. Previous winners include Zadie Smith, Tayari Jones and Maggie O’Farrell.

Why Cameroonian author Djaili Amadou Amal is 'impatient'

March 31, 2022 2:46 pm

The first African woman to be shortlisted for the Prix Goncourt, Amal's novel "The Impatient" breaks taboos related to arranged marriages.

Noted author and academic Sara Suleri Goodyear passes away

March 22, 2022 4:37 pm

Suleri was professor emeritus of English at Yale University, where her fields of study and teaching include Romantic and Victorian poetry and an interest in Edmund Burke.

Kannada litterateur Dr Chennaveera Kanavi passes away

February 16, 2022 2:10 pm

The litterateur had won the Sahitya Akademi award for his book 'Jeevadhwani'. Besides, he received the Rajyotsava Award, Pampa Award, Nadoja title, Nrupathunga award, Sahitya Bangara Award and several other awards.

Rockefeller Capital Management ropes in Ruchir Sharma to expand global business

February 10, 2022 8:07 pm

Ruchir, who is the author of The 10 Rules of Successful Nations, had previously served investment banking and financial services firm Morgan Stanley for 25 years.

'Many still don't believe cerebral palsy to be a medical condition; this needs to change': Author Shikhi Sharma

January 25, 2022 12:10 pm

The banker-author's new book 'Unbeatable -- Celebrating Life with Cerebral Palsy’ traces the journey of 23-year-old Tapasvi and his undying spirit.

British Indian author reinvents Princess Sophia Duleep Singh for kids

January 14, 2022 2:24 pm

The London-based author has also written a similar children's story about Noor Inayat Khan, a descendant of Mysore ruler Tipu Sultan who lost her life behind Nazi enemy lines in France during World War II as a British spy.

Ben McFall, ‘the Heart of the Strand,’ is dead at 73

January 01, 2022 5:14 pm

Jim Behrle, his partner, said the cause was a fall. He added that McFall had pulmonary fibrosis, which had recently rendered him nearly bedridden

Joan Didion, peerless prose stylist, dies at 87

December 24, 2021 2:03 pm

“Didion was one of the country’s most trenchant writers and astute observers. Her best-selling works of fiction, commentary, and memoir have received numerous honors and are considered modern classics,” Penguin Random House said in a statement.

Joan Didion chronicled American disorder with her own unmistakable style

December 24, 2021 11:48 am

A fifth-generation Californian, she once said, “Don’t you think people are formed by the landscape they grew up in?”


Revisiting Saleem Kidwai's rich legacy as an author and translator

August 30, 2021 4:19 pm

Noted historian, author and gay rights activist passed away today at his Lucknow residence. Let's take a look at the books penned by the literary maestro


Jaipur Lit Fest kicks off with much fervour

January 21, 2016 7:52 am

Jaipur, Jan 21 (ANI): The Jaipur Literature Festival kick started on Thursday morning with the performance of local award-winning Rajasthani musicians Nathoo Solanki and Chugge Khan. The annual event is being held at the Diggi Palace. The event is slated to run from 21-25 January. The festival is completely free and open to all, attracting visitors from all four corners of the globe. Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje will inaugurate the event in a ceremony, which will include a keynote address from award-winning author Margaret Atwood.

Book 'Kalam ki cocktail' unveiled

January 10, 2016 3:44 pm

New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): Journalist and writer Sharda Shukla on Sunday unveiled her first book, 'Kalam Ki Cocktail' at Constitutional Club in the national capital.The author said the book is a compilation of a wide range of articles, from poetry to informative write-ups, on epic like Mahabharata. She said the book could be used as an encyclopaedia by readers.