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JK Rowling's The Ickabog bedtime stories released online

Breaking new ground, JK Rowling, the creator of the immensely popular Harry Potter series, on Tuesday launched the online serialisation of a new 34-part series, The Ickabog.

Haruki Murakami (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

Author Murakami turns DJ, plays classic hits on his 'Stay Home' radio show to lift spirits

Acclaimed Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami, hosting a special radio show from home, painted a brighter side of the world with his favourite music.

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Stephen Fry returns with the epic tale of Troy, set to release on October 29, 2020

Retold by Stephen Fry this autumn in all its passion and tragedy, Troy will be the third volume of his unforgettable and definitive series, following on from the bestselling Mythos and Heroes.

Ashwin Sanghi

Indulge Time Pass: Get absorbed in conversation with author Ashwin Sanghi

With popular author Ashwin Sanghi as the guest of honour, expect a gripping session where history and mythology will merge with the current times

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Chinese writer Fang Fang's Wuhan Diary releases in India as an ebook, audio version out on May 26

The much-talked-about Wuhan Diary: Dispatches from a Quarantined City by well-known Chinese literary writer Fang Fang, has been released in India in the ebook format.

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'Free-flowing exchange of ideas must be kept alive': Sanjoy Roy says Jaipur Lit Fest will brave out challenges 

"It's too early to look at what form the Jaipur Lit Fest will take for 2021. We are confident of hosting the festival in 2021 albeit with changes given the challenges presently," says Sanjoy Roy. 

New releases on Kindle

Seven new must-read books on Kindle for the lockdown season

Get your hands on the newest best selling books by John Grisham, Stephen King, James Patterson and others

The Princess and The Political Agent written by MK Binodini

Iconic Manipuri novelist MK Binodini's The Princess and the Political Agent to release on May 11

It's the love story of Princess Sanatombi of Manipur and Henry St. P Maxwell, the British representative in the subjugated Tibeto-Burman kingdom of Manipur

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Kannada literary world in mourning as eminent poet Nissar Ahmed passes away at age 84

The Kannada literary world is in mourning as the eminent poet and writer KS Nissar Ahmed passed away here after a prolonged illness on Sunday. He was 84.

Satyajit Ray with child actor Arjun Guha Thakurta

Get ready for adventures with Professor Shonku to celebrate Satyajit Ray's birthday 

The book is the last volume of Professor Shonku’s escapades, featuring the untranslated classic sci-fi stories along with original works of art by Satyajit Ray himself

British Council, Juggernaut Books join hands for virtual session (Photo: IANS)

British Council, Juggernaut Books to co-host a day-long virtual pop-up featuring Sebastian Faulks, Preti Taneja, among others

The British Council and Juggernaut Books have collaborated to hold a day-long virtual pop-up session on English language teaching and a storytelling session.

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Joginder Paul's Ek Boond Lahoo Ki translated into A Drop of Blood

The e-book translated by Snehal Singhavi is of one of the finest works of Urdu novelist Joginder Paul

The JCB Prize for Literature has announced the jury for their 2020 edition and the panel will be chaired by noted Bharatnatyam dancer and writer, Leela Samson.

JCB Prize for Literature announces jury for its 2020 edition, Leela Samson to chair the panel

The jury will announce the longlist of ten titles on September 1, followed by the shortlist of five titles on September 25.

Front cover of Momspeak

Pooja Pande's e-book, Momspeak, explores the many emotions of motherhood

Set for a May 1 release, this book on motherhood by Pande delves deep into the psyche of a modern mom