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Author Arya Rajam talks about her journey, future and relationship with mother, acclaimed dancer Anita Ratnam

Daughter of famed danseuse Anita Ratnam, Arya first created ripples when she published her book Blood, Sweat and Tears in 2013.

Published on 18th October 2019
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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.

Published on 15th October 2019
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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.

Published on 15th October 2019
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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."

Published on 14th October 2019
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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).

Published on 11th October 2019
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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.

Published on 11th October 2019

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. 

Published on 5th October 2019
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Potboiler Coffee House in Kolkata is the latest heaven for bibliophiles    

Escape to the literary world with Potboiler Coffee House in Kolkata

Published on 27th September 2019
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Women of their word: Ritu Menon on trends and developments in South Asian literature

Noted publisher-writer Ritu Menon writes about trends and developments in South Asian writing.

Published on 25th September 2019
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'I have no political ambitions as of now,' says Anupam Kher as he talks about his autobiography Lessons Life Taught Me Unknowingly

Anupam Kher recently launched his book, which takes us through his journey from the train stations of Mumbai to becoming the politically vocal, brilliant actor we know today

Published on 12th September 2019
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Alfred Alvarez, poetry critic and best-selling author, dies in London at age 90

Alfred Alvarez died in London of pneumonia, according to his literary representatives, Aitken Alexander Associates.

Published on 24th September 2019

MAMI Mumbai Film Festival all set to host the fourth edition of Word To Screen Market

Over 40 content creation companies will be present at the event, including production houses like Jio Studio, Netflix, Aamir Khan Productions (AKP), Disney India, Amazon Prime Video, Roy Kapur Films.

Published on 21st September 2019
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The Fourth Edition of the Ooty Literary Festival begins this weekend.

Apart from CS Lakshmi aka Ambai’s keynote address this year, Ooty Literary Festival will also celebrate Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary.

Published on 13th September 2019
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Susan Kamil, revered publisher and editor, dies eight days before her 70th birthday

Susan Kamil, a revered editor and publisher who found critical and commercial success with authors from Salman Rushdie and Ta-Nehisi Coates and Sophie Kinsella, has died at age 69.

Published on 10th September 2019
JCB Prize for Literature Longlist 2019

Perumal Murugan, Paul Zacharia and Rajkamal Jha's novels make it to JCB Prize for Literature longlist 2019

The jury will announce the shortlist of five titles on October 4. The winner will be announced at the awards dinner on November 2.

Published on 5th September 2019

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