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Six-month online festival to mark Shakespeare's 400th death anniversary to begin from Saturday

Apr 22, 2016

Six-month online festival to mark Shakespeare's 400th death anniversary to begin from Saturday

Marking the 400th death anniversary of William Shakespeare, a six-month online festival on the Bard of Avon will be presented by performers from UK. #Life #Literature #NewsTracker #UK #Judi Dench #William Shakespeare #Ralph Fiennes #Shareworthy #Macbeth #Julius Caesar #online festival
Belarussian writer wins Nobel prize, denounces Russia over Ukraine | Reuters

Oct 08, 2015

Belarussian writer wins Nobel prize, denounces Russia over Ukraine | Reuters

STOCKHOLM/MINSK Belarussian author Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday for her portrayal of the harshness of life in the Soviet Union and in her first public response denounced Russia's intervention in Ukraine as an "invasion". The Swedish Academy said Alexievich's work, which chronicles the lives of Soviet women during World War Two as well as the consequences of the 1986 nuclear disaster in Chernobyl and the Soviet military adventure in Afghanistan, was "a monument to suffering and courage in our time". #Literature #Russia #Europe #Culture #author #Ukraine #lifestyle
Sahitya Akademi is not a govt organisation: Chairperson responds to Sahgal, Vajpeyi

Oct 07, 2015

Sahitya Akademi is not a govt organisation: Chairperson responds to Sahgal, Vajpeyi

Following announcements by writer Nayantara Sehgal and poet Ashok Vajpeyi to return their Sahitya Akademi awards, the literary body's president said authors should "adopt a different way to protest" and not politicise the autonomous body. #Literature #India #NewsTracker #TheySaidIt #Sahitya Akademi #Ashok Vajpeyi #Nayantara Sahgal #Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari
Rationalist MM Kalburgi's cold blooded killing shocks Karnataka's literary capital

Aug 31, 2015

Rationalist MM Kalburgi's cold blooded killing shocks Karnataka's literary capital

Last year, the police had filed a case against him for allegedly hurting the sentiments of Hindus after he criticized idol worship. #Literature #NewsTracker #Police #Murder #Dead #Karnatake #Rationalist #shot #case #Kannada #Dr Kalburgi #filed #Vachana
Literary hero Atticus Finch is racist in Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman' and readers aren't happy

Jul 15, 2015

Literary hero Atticus Finch is racist in Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman' and readers aren't happy

The world went into a frenzy when Harper Lee came out with her second novel Go Set A Watchman, 55 years after her literary masterpiece To Kill a Mockingbird. #Literature #NewsTracker #Racism #Harper Lee #To Kill A Mockingbird #Go Set a Watchman #Atticus Finch #Shareworthy
Legendary Tamil writer D Jayakanthan passes away after prolonged illness

Apr 09, 2015

Legendary Tamil writer D Jayakanthan passes away after prolonged illness

Jayakanthan, known as JK among his friends, focussed on the marginalised sections in his writing and several of his characters reflect their suffering. #Literature #InMemoriam #Tamil #Communist Party #Padma Bhushan #D Jayakanthan
PD James, the voice of detective Adam Dalgliesh, dies at 94

Nov 28, 2014

PD James, the voice of detective Adam Dalgliesh, dies at 94

PD James took the classic British detective story into tough modern terrain, complete with troubled relationships and brutal violence, and never accepted that crime writing was second-class literature. #Literature #PD James #PD James passes away #Adam Dalgliesh #Crime fiction #Crime writing
Chetan Bhagat hits back: Equating good English with intelligence is snobbery

Nov 20, 2014

Chetan Bhagat hits back: Equating good English with intelligence is snobbery

I can dispassionately talk about it. It cannot bother me enough to disrupt me. But in the initial stages there were real moments of doubt," Bhagat, 40, told Reuters in an interview. #Literature #India #TheySaidIt #Chetan Bhagat #English #Five Point Someone #Candy Crush
Modiano, writer of memory and guilt under Nazi occupation, wins Nobel literature prize

Oct 10, 2014

Modiano, writer of memory and guilt under Nazi occupation, wins Nobel literature prize

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - French writer Patrick Modiano has won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature for works that made him "a Marcel Proust of our time" with tales often set during the Nazi occupation of Paris during World War Two, the Swedish Academy said on Thursday. Relatively unknown outside of France and a media recluse, Modiano's works have centred on memory, oblivion, identity and guilt. #Literature #India #Business #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #French #Mexico