Harold Bloom (Source: Internet)

Harold Bloom, noted author of Anxiety of Influence and Yale professor, dies at 89

Harold Bloom, whose seminal The Anxiety of Influence and melancholy regard for the old masters made him a standard-bearer of civilisation amid modern trends, died Monday at age 89.

Richard Jackson (Source: WRBL.com)

Richard Jackson, publisher of Judy Blume, co-founder of Bradbury Press, dies at 84

The publisher of acclaimed children's books by Judy Blume, Paula Fox and others has died. Richard Jackson was 84.

Canadian author Margaret Atwood (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Booker panel rips up rulebook; Margaret Atwood, Bernardine Evaristo share top fiction prize

Canadian writer Margaret Atwood and British author Bernardine Evaristo split the Booker Prize, after the judging panel ripped up the rulebook and refused to name one winner for the prestigious trophy.

Margaret Atwood

Booker Prize 2019: Bookies back Atwood, Shafak, Ellmann over Rusdhie and others

Booker Prize winner Margaret Atwood is the bookies' favorite to win the coveted fiction trophy again for "The Testaments," her follow-up to dystopian saga "The Handmaid's Tale."

Smriti Irani in New Delhi (Photo: IANS/BJP)

'Disagreements keep families together': Smriti Irani at launch of Kaveree Bamzai's new book 

Stressing that disagreement with parents does not tantamount to disrespect, Smriti Irani said that respecting diametrically opposing views was what kept families together.

Nobel Prize winner, Olga Tokarczuk

Nobel winner Tokarczuk's Polish hometown offers free public rides for bookworms 

A Polish city is offering free public transport rides to bookworms — provided they're carrying works by the country's new Nobel literature prize laureate.

Nobel Prize for Literature

Reactions report: Should Literature Nobel Prize be revoked for Austrian Peter Handke?

Here's a look at some of the many reactions to the awarding of the 2019 Nobel Prizes (all times local).

Nobel Prize for Literature

Liberal Pole and Austrian apologist? Literature Nobel Prizes expose Europe's fault lines

The Nobel Prizes for literature have been awarded to two writers enmeshed in Europe's social and political fault lines: a liberal Pole and an Austrian accused by liberals of being an apologist.

Olga Tokarczuk (Source: Internet)

Poland's Olga Tokarczuk, Austria's Peter Handke win 2019 and 2018 Nobel Prizes for Literature

Polish author Olga Tokarczuk and Austria's Peter Handke have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Cosplayers at Comic Con 2019

From cosplay to book launches, here’s everything you need to know about Comic Con Hyderabad

Since its establishment in 2010 (2012 in Hyderabad), Comic Con India has grown to become the predominant pop culture convention, attracting a huge number of fans every year.

Michelle Obama (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Michelle Obama's first project since Becoming is more about her readers than herself

Michelle Obama's first project since Becoming is more about her readers than about herself.

Toni Morrison (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

'Language... the measure of our lives'; new book of Toni Morrison quotes out in December

A book of Toni Morrison quotations is coming out in December.

Pradip Krishen, Chair of the 2019 jury, and Rana Dasgupta, Literary Director of the Prize

2019 JCB Prize for Literature: Perumal Murugan makes it to the shortlist second time in a row

While Roshan Ali and Madhuri Vijay are debut authors, eminent Tamil novelist Perumal Murugan has made it to the shortlist second time in a row. 

Sarah Jacob Cohen

When history knocks on your door: Preserving a fading history of the Jews of Kochi 

The story of Kochi’s Jews needs to be retold for the future.