James Bond

'007 is dead': Anthony Horowitz gives new life to James Bond in Forever And A Day

As far as Bond thrillers go, Forever And A Day, the 40th official novel in the James Bond Series, is set up like the mother of all Bond escapades

Bengali announced as the language for Harvill Secker Young Translator's Prize 2018

The chosen language for the 2018 prize is Bengali, and entrants will translate the short story ‘Half-Timer Pawre’ by Shamik Ghosh, from his collection Elvis O Amolasundari.

Manjima Bhattacharjya

A thing of beauty: Manjima Bhattacharjya's Mannequin: Working Women in India's Glamour Industry

Manjima Bhattacharjya’s new book provides a behind-the-scenes look at the world of glamour. 

Feroz Rather

Short stories on Kashmir: Feroz Rather on his debut novel, The Night of Broken Glass

Feroz Rather’s debut novel is the literary version of what Kashmir has come to denote — a beautiful landscape ravaged by violence. 

Michael Ondaatje

The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje wins the Golden Man Booker Prize

The Golden Man Booker winner was revealed at the closing event of the Man Booker 50 Festival in Royal Festival Hall at Southbank Centre.

Mountain Echoes Literary Festival

Return of the Regal: Mountain Echoes Literary Festival arrives with its 9th edition

An initiative of the India-Bhutan Foundation and India’s leading literary agency, Siyahi, the festival will be held from August 23rd – 25thin the Bhutanese capital of Thimphu.

Netflix to adapt Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children into a TV series

Netflix to adapt Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children into a TV series

According to reports, Netflix will adapt the British Indian author's fictional book about India's transition from British colonialism to independence into a new television series.

Nadia Akbar

Lahori rhapsody: Nadia Akbar on Freddie Mercury as a metaphor, and new Pakistani voices

Nadia Akbar speaks about the late Freddie Mercury serving as a metaphor in her new book, and emerging 
voices in Pakistan.

Neelum Saran Gour

Singing up a storm: Neelum Saran Gour speaks about her new book, Requiem in Raga Janki

The city of Allahabad is a living entity in Neelum Saran Gour’s book on the Hindustani singer, Janki Bai Ilahabaadi. 

Aparna Jain

Children of paradise: Aparna Jain’s inspirational Like a Girl: Real Stories For Tough Kids 

In Aparna Jain’s book about real-life icons, the idea of girl power is far from happy stories of super-women in capes.

Preti Taneja, Photo by Rory O’Bryen

Preti Taneja's debut novel 'We That Are Young' wins prestigious Desmond Elliott Prize

The book We That Are Young by Preti Taneja has been awarded the prestigious Desmond Elliott Prize - an award for the best debut novel in English, published in the UK. 

Anita Shirodkar

Anita Shirodkar launches Sitanshu, second book in Guardians of the Blue Lotus trilogy

After the immense success of Aryavir, eminent author Anita Shirodkar has launched her much awaited fictional novel Sitanshu.

Amish Tripathi with Sonali Bendre Behl

Amish Tripathi surprises readers on Sonali Bendre's show with new book on Raja Suheldev

Bringing a legendary but forgotten story of the heroic Raja Suheldev, this book is the story of an unforgettable battle fought in 1025 AD that drove the Turks away for 170 years. 

AR Rahman

Penguin Random House India to release AR Rahman's first authorized biography in August

The book titled Notes of a Dream: The Authorized Biography of A.R. Rahman by Krishna Trilok will talk about his philosophies, hope, perseverance, positivity and love.

Longform

The stories of our lives: New Longform anthology makes a compelling case for graphic novels

A new collection is driving interest for contemporary tales told as graphic novels, while inspiring readers to take the comic book format more seriously.