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Annie Flanders, founder of Details magazine, dies at 82

Annie Flanders, the fiery red-haired founding editor of Details magazine, the proudly independent chronicle of downtown Manhattan in the 1980s, died March 10 in an assisted living facility in Los Angeles. She was 82 years old. The cause was complications…

Burberry celebrates British culture as it returns to a live show in London

British luxury brand Burberry has returned to London Parade Friday with its first in-person fashion show in two years, showcasing menswear and womenswear collections celebrating British culture. Following the digital presentations of past seasons due to the Covid-19 pandemiccreative director…

Zadie Smith to receive PEN America Literary Service Award

Author Zadie Smith is the recipient of this year’s PEN/Audible Literary Service Award, an honor previously awarded to Toni Morrison, Stephen Sondheim and Margaret Atwood, among others. the PEN Literary Prize is presented to “an important writer whose work has…

Monograph pays homage to ‘rocket boy’ Homi Bhabha

A monograph traces the life and times of the father of India’s nuclear power project Homi Jehangir Bhabha, his rich scientific heritage and his vision in addition to talking about his passionate interest in art and architecture and his love…

Made-in-Japan manga goes global with Webtoon, Deadpool

Deadpool, meet All Might. Perhaps nothing shows how much the world of manga, the comic books and cartoons originating in Japan, has gone global better than the coming together of superheroes, Americans and Japanese. In “Deadpool: Samurai,” Marvel’s Deadpool is…

SheThePeople Announces Women Writer’s Prize Shortlist

Books by Naheed Phiroze Patel, Ambai, Sarah Joseph, Selma Carvalho, Tarana Husain Khan and Krupa Ge are on the shortlist of SheThePeople‘s inaugural Women Writer’s Prize. Novels and short story collections written by Indian female authors residing in India are…

Anne Frank’s disputed book will be published in German

The director of HarperCollins Germany, Jürgen Welte, justified the decision of publish Rosemary Sullivan’s The betrayal of Anne Frank saying they want to allow “all interested readers […] to form their own independent opinion on the book and the associated…

Kannada writer Dr Chennaveera Kanavi has passed away

Prominent Kannada writer Dr Chennaveera Kanavi died at the age of 94 at SDM Hospital in Dharwad on Wednesday morning from age-related complications, family sources said. As a mark of respect for the writer, the Government of Karnataka ordered that…

The World Bank has issued a warning to developing countries about post-COVID banking sector instability

The World Bank has urged developing countries to strengthen their financial systems, saying risks posed by the COVID-19 outbreak have led to “non-transparent debt”, which has contributed to some fragilities. The interconnected nature of the balance sheets of families, businesses,…

Festival to celebrate independent bookstores

Some of the biggest names in publishing and the creative arts will come together next week at what is billed as the first cultural event of its kind in the country – The Indie Bookstore Festival. The 10-day festival starting…

Lilly Singh shares personal struggles in new book

Comedian-actress Lilly Singh will release a new book in April in which she shares her personal struggles with identity, self-sabotage and negative thoughts models, how she learned to heal, and the guidelines she adopted in her daily life to create…

Inspired by her mother, Isabel Allende releases ‘Violeta’

On Tuesday, the Chilean author published Violeta novel that begins and ends with an epidemic and that travels through the last 100 years of history through the eyes of a grandmother inspired by her mother, Panchita, one of the women…

Countries with zero coronavirus cases

Have you wondered if there is a part of the world that is not affected by the virus? You would be surprised to find that there are not one or two, but 10 such countries! Since the start of the…

Narayan Debnath, the cartoonist who never underestimated children

Handa and Bhoda, two awkward Bengali teenagers, doing an Instagram reel about Kolkata’s famous chicken kati roll (and arguing later)? Baatul the Great, possibly India’s first all-indigenous superhero, gets ready for a selfie at the gym? Why not. Those who…

A library that the Internet never tires of

On the first Tuesday of the year, author and political activist Don Winslow tweeted a photo of an avid reader’s dream library. Bathed in the buttery glow of three table lamps, nearly every surface in the room is covered in…

Biography to tell untold stories of Netaji

A new biography of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose tries to bring a fresh perspective on a host of issues, including his thoughts on the development of independent India, the problem of communalism, geopolitics, his own political ideology and how he…

How JRR Tolkien became the father of fantasy

On January 3, 1892, Mabel Tolkien gave birth to her first son, John Ronald Reuel, in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Later known as JRR, he would create a literary universe that would become known around the world, making him one of…

Famous Malayalam poet-orator S Ramesan dies

Well known malayalam poet and Speaker S Ramesan, a prominent figure in the socio-political arena of the state and an activist in the progressive movement, collapsed and died on Thursday morning at his home in Ernakulam district, family sources said….

How publishers beat the Covid blues in 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has reset all equations everywhere, including in publishing, but publishers say they’ve learned to put their heads down in 2021 and focus on the details following the traumatic experience of the previous year and were able to…

Kerala Literature Festival postponed to March 17 due to increase in Covid cases

The sixth edition of the Kerala Literature Festival (KLF) 2022, which was scheduled to be held on the beaches of Kozhikode from January 20 to 23, has now been postponed to March 17 and 20 due to an increase in…

Jaipur Literature Festival Postponed To March Due To Rise In Covid Cases

The 15th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), which was scheduled to take place from January 28 to February 1, is now postponed from March 5 to 14 due to the growing number of Covid cases, organizers announced on…

Booker Prize-winning novelist Keri Hulme dies at 74

Keri Hulme, the New Zealander whose 1984 novel The people of bones won the Man Booker Prize, has died. She was 74 years old. Family members have confirmed that Hulme died Monday morning in Waimate on New Zealand’s South Island….

The book captures deep moments in life with dogs

Leading writers, novice authors, graphic designers, photographers and animal rescuers have come together to pay homage to their canine companions through a series of funny, poignant, warm and joyful stories. “The Dog’s Book: An Anthology Celebrating Our Beloved Best Friends”…

Joan Didion, outstanding prose stylist, dies at 87

Joan Didion, the revered author and essayist whose precise social and personal commentary in classics such as The white album and The year of magical thinking made her a single lucid critic of turbulent times, has passed away. She was…

Jaipur Literature Festival set to return to the field next month after pandemic break

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 15th annual Jaipur Literature Festival is expected to become a hybrid. The Jaipur Literary Festival (JLF) 2022 will take place in the field from January 28 to February 1, while it will be broadcast…

“Literature allows us to question the ideas we have of the Other”: the French novelist David Diop

In 2018, when the French novelist David Diop published his novel Frère d’âme, the story of a Senegalese soldier fighting in the French army during the First World War, that year he won the highest literary distinction. French, the Prix…

Tusshar Kapoor becomes author with “Bachelor Dad”

Actor-producer Tusshar Kapoor announced his debut book on Monday Single dad, which will shed light on his journey towards fatherhood. Kapoor opted for in vitro fertilization (IVF) and became a single parent to her son Laksshya Kapoor through surrogacy in…

Penguin acquires two new titles from filmmaker Satyajit Ray

Penguin Random House India has announced the acquisition of two new book titles by the late legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray.These unpublished titles by the extraordinary artist, edited by his son Sandip Ray, will be released under the aegis of “The…

Revolutionary feminist thinker Bell Hooks dies at 69

bell hooks, the author, educator and revolutionary activist whose explorations of how race, gender, economics and politics have helped shape academic and popular debates over the past 40 years, has died. She was 69 years old. In a statement released…

Big Little Book Award for S Sivadas, Deepa Balsavar

S Sivadas, whose work has stood out in the field of children’s literature in Malayalam, was named the winner of the Big Little Book Award while the illustrator award went to Deepa Balsavar. The Big Little Book Awards are presented…

Lilly Singh’s New Library “Celebrates South Asian Stories”

Actor Lilly singh is all designed to introduce fans and followers to its own book club, Lilly’s Library, which “breaks the rules” and promises “literary drama”. The Indo-Canadian noted on Instagram posts that there is a shortage of South Asian…

Millions of subscribers? For book sales, “it’s unreliable”

Written by Elizabeth A. Harris A Billie Eilish book seemed like a great bet. One of the most famous pop stars in the world, Eilish has 97 million followers on Instagram and 6 million on Twitter. If only a fraction…

Assam poet and Konkani novelist receive Jnanpith Prize

Assamese poet Nilmani Phookan Jr won the 56th Jnanpith Prize and Konkani novelist Damodar Mauzo won the 57th Jnanpith Prize. The country’s highest literary honor, the Jnanpith is awarded to writers for “their outstanding contribution to literature.” Mauzo, 77, is…

Assam poet and Konkani novelist receive Jnanpith Prize

Assamese poet Nilmani Phookan Jr won the 56th Jnanpith Prize and Konkani novelist Damodar Mauzo won the 57th Jnanpith Prize. The country’s highest literary honor, the Jnanpith is awarded to writers for “their outstanding contribution to literature.” Mauzo, 77, is…

Colombian mother-daughter duo take home the world’s best cookbook award

A Colombian mother-daughter duo received the prize for the best cookbook in the world at the Gourmand Awards in Paris, The Guardian reported. Mother Zoraida “Chori” Agamez and her daughter Heidy Pinto, both of whom have been cooking since their…

Ranjan Gogoi comes out with unrestrained memories

Former Indian Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi tells the dramatic story of his life and work, including the extraordinary events that took place during his tenure – the “infamous” press conference before his elevation to the highest court , allegations of…

Jeffrey Archer, Arundhati Roy and Wendy Doniger to attend Kerala Literature Festival 2022

Best-selling author Jeffrey Archer, Booker-Prize-winning novelist Arundhati Roy, American writer-filmmaker Chris Kraus and acclaimed American indologue Wendy Doniger are among 400 speakers attending the sixth Kerala Literature festival (KLF) , which will begin on Jan. 20, organizers announced Thursday. To…

ICSE English Literature 2021 – 2022 Exam Semester 1 on November 30; Download the program, the specimen article, the article on the previous year’s issue resolved

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has scheduled the ICSE English Literature 2021-2022 semester 1 exam for November 30, 2021. The revised schedule for the 10th ICSE Standard Council has been uploaded to the official website at…

Two years later, the Bookaroo children’s literature festival returns to a new location

Until the pandemic and the Central Vista redevelopment project reshape the city and our relationship with it, for many children in Delhi, sunny afternoons on the lawns of the Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts (IGNCA) in Janpath, listening…

Excerpt from the book: “Forgiveness is a choice” by Kia Scherr

On Wednesday, November 26, 2008, while I was brewing a cup of tea at my mother’s house in Florida, the phone rang. I casually picked it up and heard my friend and colleague’s frantic voice: “Kia, turn on the news,…

Trump’s photo book “Our Journey Together” to be released next month

Donald Trump’s first book after the White House will be, like so many other things about him, a departure from other former presidents. Trump publishes a hardcover collection of hundreds of photographs of his administration, with his own captions, some…

Writer Irena Brezna receives German PEN Prize

1968 was a fateful year for Irena Brezna. At just 18, she fled Bratislava, Slovakia, to Switzerland after the Prague Spring. She ended up in Basel and never left. She has dealt with and told her story of migration several…

Smriti Irani becomes an author with her first novel “Lal Salaam”

Union Minister Smriti Zubin Irani has become an author with her debut novel “Lal Salaam”, Westland publishing house has announced. The novel, inspired by the tragic murders of 76 CRPF members in Dantewada in April 2010, is a tribute to…

Jaipur Literature Festival to Return in ‘Hybrid Avatar’ Next Year

The Jaipur Literature Festival, one of the country’s biggest literary events, will return next year in a hybrid model, with both a field presence and a virtual presence, allowing a wider audience to book lovers to access the festival. Scheduled…

Tata Literature Live Awards! Festival announced

It’s book award season and a number of nominee lists are coming out daily. Tata literature live! The Festival’s literary prize list includes Irwin Allan Sealy for his Asoca: A Sutra (PenguinRandom House); Sunjeev Sahota for China Room (Penguin Random…

Omar El Akkad wins Canadian Literature Award

Omar El Akkad, Egyptian-Canadian author and journalist, author of an account of the global refugee crisis through the eyes of a child, won Canada’s richest literary award. El Akkad won the Scotiabank Giller Award for his book “What Strange Paradise”…

Memory celebrates the life of Ritu Nanda

The memoir of Raj Kapoor’s daughter, Ritu Nanda, takes a closer look at her life and the various roles she has played, including that of insurance advisor and creator of the popular Niky Tasha line of kitchenettes. Written by Sathya…

Gordon Ramsay’s social media project culminates in cookbook

How did Gordon Ramsay get through his pandemic containment? Getting frantic in a kitchen, of course. The chef with a dizzying array of books, restaurants and TV shows was at home in Cornwall, England with mouths to feed last year…

New book to tell origin stories from Indian states

A new book, slated for release on October 25, will feature the incredible origin stories of each of India’s 28 states and eight union territories. “The Origin Story of States of India”, published by Penguin Random House India (PRHI), is…

Novelist Antje Ravik Strubel wins German Book Prize

Currently, in the literary world, everything seems to revolve around the past: its weight, how we can come to terms with it, learn from it, worry about it or overcome it. In Britain, for example, the historical novel has enjoyed…