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5th Kerala lit fest by Arabian Sea from Jan 16

The biggest bilingual event, the 5th edition of Kerala Literature Festival promises participants from 14 nations, including prominent authors such as William Dalrymple, Perumal Murugan, Benyamin, and Shashi Tharoor.

Snowden’s much awaited memoir ‘ Permanent Record’ releases

Snowden himself has been involved with the design and creation of some of these through his work heading the Freedom of the Press Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to protecting and empowering public-interest journalism.

Twinkle Khanna’s book wins at 17th Crossword awards

Speaking at the 17th edition of Crossword Book Awards, an evening of celebrating literature and authors who made a mark in the year gone by, she said: "Writers need to have an inflated sense of self worth to feel that their work is worthy of someone else's attention and then look at their work objectively. Listen to yourself, create your suggestions and incorporate them."

Sahitya Akademi awardee novelist Kiran Nagarkar passed away

Mumbai: Acclaimed English-Marathi journalist and writer Kiran Nagarkar died here on Thursday after a brief illness, family sources said. He was 77.He had been admitted...

Iconic JLF set for Toronto, to add 8th country in 2019

New Delhi: Close to its debut at Toronto on September 27-29, the iconic Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) is set to add an eighth country in...

Perumal, Rajkamal, Fatima Bhutto in $25,000 DSC Prize longlist

The DSC Prize, administered by the South Asian Literature Prize & Events Trust, received 90 entries this year from 42 publishers and 55 imprints from across the globe.

Of imperfect leaders, connecting with one another, a comprehensive tome on...

What is the legacy of the imperfect leaders of the contemporary era? They give an entirely new dimension to the understanding and functioning of leadership, writes author, thought leader, professional keynote speaker and management consultant Pawan Verma, going beyond the rhetoric associated with leadership.

J.K. Rowling’s ‘The Ickabog’ bedtime stories released online

Simultaneously, she launched a global completion for the illustrations that will appear in the print edition that will appear in November and announced she would donate the entire royalties to projects that assist groups particularly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world.

Booker Prize 2019: Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo share award

Despite the fact that the rules of the competition say that the award may only be bestowed on a single individual each year, the judging panel decided to make an exception on this occasion and declare a tie after more than five hours of deliberations on Monday, Efe news reported.

Flavoured e-cigarettes can worsen asthma

The researchers didn't analyse the liquids directly, to confirm what they contained, however there is evidence from previous research that flavours categorised as "buttery/creamy" and "cinnamon", which likely include "Banana Pudding" and "Cinnacide", respectively, are toxic.

A unique underground library has 900,000 books in Rajasthan

This treasure trove of knowledge figures in Asia's biggest libraries with a collection of around 900,000 books and the capacity to seat 4,000 people.

British author Neil Gaiman to feature online at ‘JLF Brave New...

The session, titled "Good Omens", will be live-streamed at 7 p.m. on the Festival's official social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube as the series celebrates books, their power and positivity at a time when the pandemic locked the world down into isolated compartments and deglobalisation became the new normal.

Amish Tripathi launches new book ‘Legend of Suheldev’

The book's publisher Westland Publications said it will be available across physical and online bookstores from Saturday.

Writer Giriraj Kishore passes away

He was awarded the Padma Shri by the President of India in the year 2007 and was the recipient of the Sahitya Akademi award in 1992.

Benyamin’s ‘Body and Blood’ out soon

The author, recipient of the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award, adds, "Organ trafficking and spiritual trading are two of the worst things that can happen in our time. Through this novel, I try to bring them to society's attention."

‘Travel’, ‘Woke’ most used words on Tinder India

New Delhi: As users between 18 and 25 come to dominate the Tinder community, the dating platform on Thursday said that terms like 'woke', 'travel',...

Jaipur Lit Fest 2020 unveils its list of speakers

With over 250 speakers, which include the likes of Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, Christina Lamb, Dexter Filkins, Forrest Gander, Howard Jacobson, Javed Akhtar, Paul Muldoon, Prasoon Joshi, Shashi Tharoor and Stephen Greenblatt, there's a lot to look forward to.

350 speakers to take part in Mathrubhumi Festival of Letters

The festival will host nearly 40 foreign speakers, 200 representing different generations in Malayalam, and 100 from the rest of India.

Creating cancer hospitals, Harry Potter unites youth, an inspirational guide

Excellence Has No Borders - How a Doctorpreneur Created a World-Class Cancer Hospital Chain

Nabaneeta Deb Sen: Wit, brilliance, guts shaped literary oeuvre

Born in Kolkata (then Calcutta) on January 13, 1938, to the poet-couple Narendra Dev and Radharani Devi, Dev Sen delightfully listened to her mother reading out to her poems from Rabindranath Tagore's immortal composition for children "Sishu" (child).

Tahira Kashyap Khurrana’s new book comes from an ‘honest place’

Kashyap Khurrana made her writing debut in 2011 with 'I Promise' followed by her next 'Souled Out'. She has also co-authored husband Ayushmann Khurrana's biography 'Cracking the Code: My Journey in Bollywood.'

Perumal Murugan makes JCB Prize shortlist for 2nd year in a...

"Taken together, these novels remind us that fiction remains the most powerful way for a society to examine its fundamental concerns," Krishen added.

Indian-origin author Avni Doshi’s ‘Burnt Sugar’ in 2020 Booker Prize longlist

The longlist was drawn up on Tuesday by a panel of five judges that apart from Busby, included editor, literary critic and former publisher author Lee Child; author and critic Sameer Rahim; writer and broadcaster Lemn Sissay; and classicist and translator Emily Wilson.

Rana Ayyub joins Washington Post to write on Indian politics

She is also author of "Gujarat Files: Anatomy of a Cover-Up".

Now, audiobooks by Ruskin Bond

In a Thursday statement, Penguin Random House India announced that they will be available across all leading audiobook platforms.

Dalrymple, Murugan, Tharoor in line-up for Kerala litfest

Set along the shores of the Arabian Sea by the beaches of Calicut, the festival will bring readers and writers together for inspiration, entertainment, and discussion.

Penguin acquires Duckbill Books

The acquisition includes titles and its backlist of non-fiction and fiction books across a broad range of categories. The Duckbill brand will be published within Penguin Random House India's children's publishing group division.

Amit Khanna’s book integrates all fields of creative media

It is now a required volume on the bookshelves of scholars, researchers and aficionados of Indian cinema.

Amitabh Bachchan unveils ‘Didda – The Warrior Queen of Kashmir’ by...

'Didda - The Warrior Queen of Kashmir' is the overwhelming story of how a beautiful princess abandoned by her parents rises to become the longest serving Queen in the medieval world.

Bloomsbury withdraws book on Delhi riots 2020

"Bloomsbury India strongly supports freedom of speech but also has a deep sense of responsibility towards society," the publisher said in a statement.

15 years later, a novel retelling ‘Twilight’

The author has revealed on her blog last week that she "was exposed eight days ago to Covid-19". She said: "I'm feeling fine, but obviously, I'm not leaving my house until I'm sure I'm not contagious."

Bengal CM hits century — as author

Kolkata:   West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has scored a century -- as an author.With 13 of her books unveiled at the Kolkata International Book...

At 29, Dutch author youngest International Booker Prize winner

The Dutch edition was a bestseller in the Netherlands, where it won the ANV Debut Prize.

‘Together’ building a connected world to overcome loneliness

Loneliness was quite an eye-opener for Vivek H. Murthy, a physician, researcher, public health expert, and entrepreneur of Indian origin, who from 2014 to 2017 served as the 19th Surgeon General of the United States in the rank of a Vice Admiral in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps during the Barack Obama administration.

Nobel Series’ exhibition begins

  Mohali: Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu along with Nobel laureates Serge Haroche (Physics) and Kailash Satyarthi (Peace) inaugurated a travelling exhibition...