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Joan Didion, ‘New Journalist’ who explored culture and chaos, dies at 87

December 24, 2021 11:33 am

🔴 Joan Didion came to prominence with a series of incisive, searching feature articles in Life magazine and The Saturday Evening Post that explored the fraying edges of postwar American life.

The wide-angle vision, and legacy, of bell hooks

December 17, 2021 12:26 pm

“Sometimes people say things, or write things, that so capture your experience that you forget never not knowing it or thinking it,” Crenshaw said. “bell is one of those people.”

Novelist Manu Bhandari no more; tributes pour in for the writing stalwart

November 15, 2021 5:30 pm

She was a forward thinker and one of the post-Independence writers who wrote about women, and showed them in a new light -- as strong, independent individuals

A gifted writer returns with a supremely harrowing novel

July 06, 2021 5:54 pm

Brooklyn-born writer’s second book, Dear Miss Metropolitan is out.

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.

Indian-origin author, playwright Ronnie Govender dies of age related illness in South Africa

May 01, 2021 1:48 pm

Govender's debut book, Cato Manor Stories, won the 1997 Commonwealth Writers' Prize for best first book in the Africa section

North Carolina-based mystery writer Maron dies at 82

March 01, 2021 12:17 pm

Maron is best known for the Sigrid Harald series of books, which focused on a New York police lieutenant, and the Knott series, which was about a North Carolina judge

'In India and Pakistan, the trolls are professional, their attacks personal and misogyny naked': Moni Mohsin

March 07, 2021 7:55 am

The Pakistani writer on the toxicity of social media, writing a political novel, 'The Impeccable Integrity of Ruby R', and Naya Pakistan

Jan Morris, author and transgender pioneer, dies at 94

November 21, 2020 5:14 pm

Morris died in Wales on Friday morning, according to her literary representative, United Agents.

Turkish writer Çiler Ilhan on exile, language and writing as a challenge to mainstream values

October 20, 2019 4:41 am

"Reading in three-four languages makes my world bigger. I keep comparing words, grammar between languages I speak well or little, try to find common features or the roots of words."


Krishna Sobti passes away at 93

June 22, 2020 6:04 pm

Krishna Sobti, legendary Hindi writer, passed away early this morning in Delhi. She was 93.

Writer Ashok Vajpeyi to return D.Litt on Dalit suicide

January 20, 2016 8:11 am

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): The 'Award Wapsi' trend returned with writer Ashok Vajpeyi deciding to return his D. Litt honour conferred on him by the Hyderabad University as a mark of protest against the university's attitude towards the Dalit scholar's suicide. Vajpeyi added that under present circumstances, he doesn’t think he can associate with the Hyderabad University. Earlier, he had returned the Sahitya Akademi Award to protest the murder of renowned writer M.M. Kalburgi.