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Author, adman Shovon Chowdhury passes away; tributes pour in for the veteran

February 27, 2021 11:49 am

Along with his flourishing advertising career, he authored two books: The Competent Authority and Murder with Bengali Characteristics

Ved Mehta passes away at 86; tributes pour in for the celebrated writer

January 11, 2021 9:40 am

The author of 27 books, including the twelve-volume autobiographical series Continents of Exile, a MacArthur Prize fellow, and member of the British Royal Society of Literature, Mehta also taught writing at numerous colleges and universities

Best-selling author Eric Jerome Dickey dies of cancer; tributes pour in

January 06, 2021 1:28 pm

He wrote 29 novels, the last one being The Business of Lovers: A Novel

Tamil writer A Madhavan passes away

January 06, 2021 12:01 pm

The author had an expansive literary career, and in 2015 had won the Sahitya Akademi Award for his collection of short stories, Ilakkiya Chuvadukal

I have long thought that grief is the other side of love: Maggie O’Farrell

November 21, 2020 7:04 pm

British writer Maggie O’Farrell, 48, winner of this year’s Women’s Prize, on a mother’s grief, life in a post-pandemic world and reclaiming Shakespeare’s wife from obscurity

Veteran author Father Valles dies at 95; PM Modi condoles death

November 09, 2020 5:12 pm

A Jesuit priest, Father Valles was born in Spain but he lived in India for nearly five decades and wrote extensively in Gujarati apart from English and Spanish

Women's Prize for Fiction's The Reclaim Her Name series: Female authors to be published under their own names

August 13, 2020 2:55 pm

The series, known as The Reclaim Her Name, will mark the 25th anniversary of Women's Prize

Kritika Pandey wins 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

July 01, 2020 1:27 pm

The author had also revealed that the reason for submitting her story for Commonwealth stemmed from the way the prize values the unique position of a post-colonial writer

Author Shunali Khullar Shroff: ‘I did not fit into the mommy lunch circuit’

June 27, 2020 2:08 pm

'The beauty of turning 40 is that you know what you want, very clearly. The same happened with me.'

Noted author Kundanika Kapadia dies at 93

April 30, 2020 7:03 pm

The author of five short stories and three novels won the Gujarati Sahitya Academy award in 1985 for her novel Saat Pagla Aakashma.

AUTHOR VIDEOS

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.