Prayaag Akbar

Know how Prayaag Akbar metamorphosed from a journalist to an author with Leila

At an AKLF 2020 session, Prayaag Akbar to talk about dissent and democracy

A shot from a previous edition of JLF

Your guide to the 13th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival

We give you a lowdown of the highlights of the iconic literature festival

Papa CJ at Starmark

Comedy pioneer Papa CJ lays things bare, says he's not afraid of being judged

Global comedy sensation Papa CJ lays it bare with his autobiography Naked, and he’s really not afraid of being judged

Book cover of Prozac Nation (Courtesy of Riverhead/Penguin Random House via AP)

Prozac Nation author Elizabeth Wurtzel loses long battle with cancer at age 52

Elizabeth Wurtzel, whose confessions of struggles with addiction and depression in Prozac Nation made her a voice and a target for an anxious generation, died Tuesday at age 52.

Amitabha Bagchi (Source: Internet)

An emotional connect: Amitabha Bagchi chats about the need to carefully look back at the past

Amitabha Bagchi, winner of the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2019, gives us his overview of current social affairs, and the need to carefully look back at the past.

Letters from TS Eliot to Emily Hale (Shelley Szwast/Princeton University Library via AP)

After 60 years, 1,000 letters by poet TS Eliot to muse Emily Hale set to be unveiled this week

After more than 60 years spent sealed up in a library storage facility, about 1,000 letters written by poet TS Eliot to confidante Emily Hale will be unveiled this week.

Sonny Mehta (Photo: Internet)

Sonny Mehta, visionary head of Alfred A Knopf publishing house, dies at 77

Sonny Mehta, the urbane and astute head of Alfred A Knopf, has died at age 77.

Photographer Rohan Shrestha

‘Home Court has given me self-validation’: Celebrity photographer Rohan Shrestha

Celebrity photographer Rohan Shrestha on capturing basketball in India for his first book, Home Court, and finally being able to break out from the mould of a ‘Bollywood photographer’

Ari Behn (Vidar Ruud/NTB Scanpix via AP)

Ari Behn, Kevin Spacey accuser and ex-husband of Norwegian princess, dies at 47

Scandinavian writer Ari Behn — the ex-husband of Norwegian Princess Martha Louise and among the people who had accused actor Kevin Spacey of sexual misconduct — died this week. He was 47.

Author Elizabeth Spencer (News Observer via AP)

Elizabeth Spencer, grande dame of Southern literature and author of Light In the Piazza, dies at 98

Elizabeth Spencer, a grande dame of Southern literature who bravely navigated between the Jim Crow past and open-ended present in her novels and stories, has died at 98.

Da Chen (Source: Internet)

Chinese author Da Chen, author of Colors of the Mountain, dies of lung cancer at 57

Da Chen, the brilliant storyteller who created the critically acclaimed memoir Colors of the Mountain, has died at age 57.

Jaipur Literature Festival at Diggi Palace

Jaipur Lit Fest set to be hosted at landmark Diggi Palace venue for the last time in 2020

The Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) will be organised at Diggi Palace for the last time in 2020.

Amitabha Bagchi wins DSC Prize 2019

'South Asia is now more omnipresent than ever before': DSC Prize 2019 lauds Amitabha Bagchi’s Half The Night Is Gone

Amitabha Bagchi’s novel Half The Night Is Gone emerged as the winner from a shortlist of six to take the coveted US $25,000 DSC Prize.

Haruki Murakami and author Mieko Kawakami in Tokyo (Shinchosa via AP)

Author Haruki Murakami hosts a rare public reading to mark 40 years of his debut as a novelist

Author Haruki Murakami marked 40 years of his debut as a novelist with his first public reading in Japan in nearly a quarter-century.

Members of the Publishers and Booksellers Guild with the Russian Consulate General unveil the logo

At 44th International Kolkata Book Fair, the spotlight is on Russian literature and translations

Bengali translations of select Russian books to be launched at International Kolkata Book Fair