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Sunday, May 29, 2022



The Eagle Has Landed author Henry Patterson, aka Jack Higgins, dies at 92

April 10, 2022 3:07 pm

In a career that spanned over six decades, Patterson penned 85 novels and has sold more than 150 million copies. His works have also been translated into 55 languages

Nobel laureate Abdulrazak Gurnah on exile and literature

March 28, 2022 12:40 pm

The Nobel Prize winner talks about his decision to leave Zanzibar, to write in English, and the rise of African writers.

Can literature rise up against Russia's war in Ukraine?

March 22, 2022 1:28 pm

At a Ukraine panel at the Leipzig Book Fair, European writers talk about power and powerlessness in the face of Russia's war of aggression.

Again and again, literature provides an outlet for the upended lives of refugees

March 09, 2022 12:33 pm

The grain of the life of the uprooted, of those forced to flee for their lives, has been captured especially well by, to name but three writers, Haitian American Edwidge Danticat, Ethiopian American Dinaw Mengestu and British writer and poet Warsan Shire, who was born to Somali parents in Kenya.

‘Jeuje,’ ‘Zhoosh,’ ‘Zhuzh’: A word of many spellings, and meanings

February 03, 2022 6:37 pm

However it’s spelled, the word is used to convey what is often hard to: the act of adding an extra something special, a little oomph, to a dish, hairdo, outfit or any number of things. But where did it come from?

Noted Malayalam novelist P Valsala gets Ezhuthachan award

November 01, 2021 4:37 pm

The Kerala government's highest literary honour has been named after Thunchaththu Ramanujan Ezhuthachan, a 16th century devotional poet, considered to be the father of Malayalam language.

Salman Rushdie enters his Substack period

September 02, 2021 10:27 am

Rushdie, the celebrated novelist and Booker Prize winner, plans to publish his first dispatch on the newsletter platform Wednesday as part of an effort to “try things I haven’t done before,” he said breezily in an interview.

Book offers modern therapy through series of poems

July 06, 2021 5:28 pm

In "To the Bravest Person I Know", Ayesha Chenoy addresses a host of these emotions and questions the construct of being 'normal'.

There are always lots of other people behind a success: Olga Tokarczuk

June 24, 2021 5:24 pm

"The prizes treat the laureates as individuals by ascribing one hundred percent of the merit to them when in fact there are lots of people behind their success: those who support, help and inspire," said Olga Tokarczuk as part of her Banquet Speech.

French non-fiction author Emmanuel Carrere wins top Spanish award

June 10, 2021 10:06 am

His books contribute to the unmasking of the human condition and relentlessly dissect reality, the award's jury said in a statement. It added that, in doing so, Carrere draws an incisive portrait of today's society.


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


Jesus was a Jew, not a Christian': Reza Aslan on Zealot

April 17, 2014 4:05 pm

Iranian-American author and religious scholar Reza Aslan talks about his critically acclaimed book, "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth"