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BOOKS NEWS

Britain asks kids to write miniature books in lockdown

May 24, 2020 3:49 pm

The British Library hopes this all-in-one initiative will allow the young ones to gain confidence as they become authors, illustrators, bookbinders and librarians.

Shortlist for The Encore Award announced; see list

May 21, 2020 12:50 pm

The judges are author and professor, Edmund Gordon, novelist Nikita Lalwani and writer Eley Williams. The winner will be announced on June 25, 2020.

'No two boys or girls are alike': Kamla Bhasin on her books Satrangi Ladke and Satrangi Ladkiyan

May 21, 2020 10:45 am

'I have always challenged gender, and I have challenged boxes, for girls and boys. Instead of asking a boy why he has long hair, and why he is wearing a dress, let him choose, and let us encourage that.'

After TV adaptation, Sally Rooney's Normal People tops UK book charts

May 14, 2020 12:18 pm

Rooney's Normal People, published in 2018, is set in Dublin and follows the lives of the principal characters as they constantly overlap.

Home is where the work is: Writers and their workspaces

May 13, 2020 2:54 pm

As the COVID-19 pandemic makes work-from-home the new normal, a look at the work spaces of people who have always functioned in isolation -- writers. This week Tanuj Solanki shares the incredible privilege of space in a world upended by a pandemic and why it is 'No Writing, No Complaints' for him.

Designing book covers with tigers, nail paints and all things green

May 12, 2020 10:00 am

When Philadelphia-based Thom Stead is not designing streets, he’s re-designing book covers and in turn, living many lives.

The literary community is offering talks and storytelling sessions online

April 29, 2020 4:31 pm

Find out what the roundup looks like.

How publishing for children in India is coping with the crisis generated by COVID-19

April 24, 2020 11:50 pm

The lockdown has hit the publishers where it hurts the most — by cutting off all online and offline sale, distribution and revenue options

Keep your kid busy with picture books; here are 10 recommendations

April 23, 2020 1:31 pm

Recently, actor Soha Ali Khan shared an adorable picture of her daughter Inaaya surrounded by many colourful and intriguing picture books, on her Instagram.

Women's Prize for Fiction shortlist announced; Hilary Mantel, Jenny Offill make the cut

April 22, 2020 11:48 am

The Women’s Prize for Fiction is considered one of the most reputed and illustrious literary prizes in the UK.

BOOKS PHOTOS

Love books? Catch a glimpse of the World Book Fair in New Delhi

January 06, 2018 9:42 pm

The New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF), which has emerged as one of the most significant events in the publishing world, will be held in the Capital during January 6-14 at Pragati Maidan.

Books that created a controversy in 2014

December 29, 2014 3:25 pm

It was an unusual year for publishing as many legal and marketing decisions of publishers snowballed into controversies. (Text: IANS)