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Wednesday, August 17, 2022



Boulley's 'Warrior Girl Unearthed' to come out in May 2023

August 06, 2022 3:26 pm

Boulley's bestselling first book, also featuring a young protagonist, received numerous awards, was selected for Reese Witherspoon's book club and is being adapted by Barack and Michelle Obama's production company for Netflix

Novel depicts changing times in Kashmir

July 03, 2022 11:02 am

Tarannum Riyaz interweaves several narratives to reflect on women's freedom, social mores, family intrigues, issues and the human condition in her novel.

In Chamor, Sheba Jose looks at the world through a child's eyes

June 18, 2022 11:21 am

At the centre of Jose’s debut novel is a narrator who tries to make sense of a world that changes and bewilders her

International Booker Prize: Who is Geetanjali Shree and what is her book 'Tomb of Sand' all about?

May 27, 2022 11:56 am

Born to a civil servant father, Shree was raised in various towns of Uttar Pradesh, and it was the lack of English books options for children that made her connection with Hindi language strong

Geetanjali Shree and Daisy Rockwell’s International Booker win brings Indian literature in translation into focus

May 28, 2022 2:13 pm

'Tomb of Sand' is the first book in any Indian language to win the prestigious annual award

'Moment of pride': Wishes pour in as Geetanjali Shree's 'Tomb of Sand' becomes first Hindi novel to win International Booker Prize

May 27, 2022 11:26 am

"This is a big boost to the literary translations in India and 'Tomb of Sand' showcases the depth and richness of literature in various languages of India," the Sahitya Akademi wrote on Twitter

Does an ornithologist make for a good spy? Stephen Alter explores the answer in his thrilling new historical detective novel

May 07, 2022 9:46 am

Set in 1962, it features an American ornithologist on an intriguing trail of international espionage across India

Geetanjali Shree's 'Tomb of Sand' first Hindi novel on International Booker shortlist

April 07, 2022 6:27 pm

Shree's book, translated into English by Daisy Rockwell and described by the judges as "loud and irresistible novel", will compete with five other titles from around the world for the prestigious 50,000 pounds literary prize, which is split evenly between the author and translator.

Inspired by her mother, Isabel Allende publishes 'Violeta'

January 26, 2022 4:31 pm

Set mainly in the Chilean Patagonia, with moments in Argentina, Miami and Norway, the novel deals with a wide range of themes, from feminism and verbal abuse, human rights violations and homosexuality, to amorous passions, infidelity and even global warming.

Namita Gokhale’s The Blind Matriarch mimics the uncertainties of our chaotic lives

November 05, 2021 3:13 pm

While extraordinary reporting from all over the world has kept us in news, it is fiction we must turn to for sense