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Salman Rushdie awarded Denmark's top literature prize

Aug 18, 2014

Salman Rushdie awarded Denmark's top literature prize

Salman Rushdie has been given a literary award named after Denmark's famous poet and fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen. #Salman Rushdie #Books #NewsTracker #Denmark #Rushdie #Midnight's Children #Hans Christian Andersen #HC Andersen Literature Award
19th century Marathi books to be made available online

Jun 30, 2014

19th century Marathi books to be made available online

About 500 books in Marathi language will soon be made available to readers online in digital form. The special software for conversion in digital format of books in Marathi had been indigenously developed by Thane-based educational institute Vidya Prasarak Mandal (VPM). #India #e-books #Marathi books #19th century Marathi literature
Poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou passes away at 86

May 29, 2014

Poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou passes away at 86

Her death was confirmed in a statement issued by Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where she had served as a professor of American Studies since 1982. #World #Life #Literature #Poetry #InMemorium #Nelson Mandela #Maya Angelou #African-American poets #Malcolm X
Like Mamata, like Modi: Now Gujarat CM's poems out in English

Apr 11, 2014

Like Mamata, like Modi: Now Gujarat CM's poems out in English

Sixty-seven poems by Narendra Modi on subjects as diverse as patriotism, love, nature, friendship and progress will be published in English but in none of them does the BJP's prime ministerial candidate speak about politics or his family. #Literature #NewsTracker #Poetry #Modi's poems #Narendra Modi the poet #Poet Narendra Modi #Poems
Rare Tennessee Williams story, titled 'Crazy Night', published

Mar 25, 2014

Rare Tennessee Williams story, titled 'Crazy Night', published

Crazy Night is a work of short fiction unseen by the general public until this month's release in the spring issue of The Strand Magazine, a quarterly based in Birmingham, Michigan. #Literature #didyouknow #Crazy Night #Tennessee Williams #A Streetcar named Desire #The Glass Menagerie

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Kamal Haasan to Ashis Nandy: Tragedy of hypersensitive India

Jan 27, 2013

Kamal Haasan to Ashis Nandy: Tragedy of hypersensitive India

Really, why do we feel so easily hurt? Can there be benchmarks for any collective identity since all groups -- religious, ethnic, income or gender -- have all shades of people? #HowThisWorks #Jaipur Literature Festival #Ashis Nandy #Kamal Haasan
What writing can do that nothing else can: Naipaul

Nov 05, 2011

What writing can do that nothing else can: Naipaul

If there is a grand old man of letters at the Goa Thinkfest it's undoubtedly VS Naipaul. When he appeared on stage, chatting with Tarun Tejpal, he was in a kindly grandfather mode, happily playing a twinkling indulgent Yoda to Tejpal's Hans Solo. #Literature #V. S. Naipaul #Charles Dickens #ThinkFest #VS Naipaul

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What writing can do that nothing else can: Naipaul

Aug 17, 2014

Classic literature gets new spin on the Web

The makers of Lizzie Bennet are coming out with a new Web series on Frankenstein...
What writing can do that nothing else can: Naipaul

Aug 13, 2014

So minimal, so addictive: the puzzle game 'Compulsive'

I've been knee-deep in stories about war photography, prison literature and human-trafficking operas. Which means I need a break. I've found it in a video game called "Compulsive," which I've become compulsively addicted to over the last several days...
What writing can do that nothing else can: Naipaul

Aug 13, 2014

So minimal, so addictive: the puzzle game 'Compulsive'

I've been knee-deep in stories about war photography, prison literature and human-trafficking operas. Which means I need a break. I've found it in a video game called "Compulsive," which I've become compulsively addicted to over the last several days...