Who is JR Moehringer, the ghostwriter for Prince Harry's controversial book ‘Spare’?
US-based journalist and author John Joseph Moehringer was asked to write Harry’s 416-page telling memoir titled 'Spare' which was released today. The 58-year-old won the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for his article 'Crossing Over'
Explained: Who is Julie Powell, the food writer, who has died at 49?
Julie Powell died of cardiac arrest on 26 October at her home in upstate New York. A famous food writer, she authored the book 'Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen' in 2005, which was then turned into the hit movie 'Julie and Julia'
Amish Tripathi on his new gaming and time travel book set in London, and adapting his Shiva trilogy for three-season OTT series
"The medium is different so my experience as a writer is bound to be different. With a book, I use words to create images in the minds of my readers but how they visualise also depends on their own imagination. On screen, you get to see only the director’s imagination," says Amish Tripathi.
What on-ground literature festivals like JLF mean to first-time authors: 'Getting your book out finally feels real'
Jaipur Literature Festival this year was all the more special also because it gave several first-time authors, whose books released during the pandemic, the chance to talk about their work.
Devil's Advocate | Hindi cinema's depiction of the writer is ludicrous — but that's how authors want to see themselves on screen
The portrayal of the writer in both Gehraiyaan and Bestseller are simultaneously hilarious and the fantasy land most authors are dying to get to. Either way, the joke is on them.
Inside the free fall of Westland Books: From disappointment to rage, how authors are reacting to Amazon's decision
TM Krishna, who has collaborated with Westland Books, attributes the imminent closure to Amazon’s “unsustainable economic model” and “a culture of discrimination."
Love in the Time of Covertness: Columbian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez had a secret daughter with Mexican writer
Gabriel García Márquez had a daughter with Susana Cato, a writer and journalist who worked with him on two movie scripts. Their daughter Indira is now in her early 30s, and uses her mother’s surname.
Education as a means of achieving true freedom: Celebrating Paulo Freire’s centenary
To contend with Paulo Freire’s ideas about education, knowledge, the meaning of freedom and classroom dynamics is to re-examine the human condition afresh and seek to commit oneself to the discovery of true freedom.
Eric Carle, celebrated author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, dies at 91
Carle wrote and-or illustrated more than 75 books, sometimes partnering with Bill Martin Jr or other authors, but most with Carle working alone.
Sonu Sood inks deal with Penguin India to pen book on his experience of helping migrants during lockdown
Sonu Sood's book will reveal the emotional and often challenging journeys the actor undertook along with the people he helped
Girish Karnad's son Raghu thanks people for their tributes: 'He enriched others' lives, and the reverse is also true'
Raghu Karnad wrote on Instagram, 'The picture that is growing rooted in my mind is of Appa in his spot on the sofa, his hand around a glass of whiskey, gently bubbling with bits of history, legend, song, folktale and philosophy.'
Adhirath Sethi, author of Where the Hills Hide their Secrets, on managing multiple plot-lines and being inspired by everyday life
Where the Hills Hide their Secrets has a way of being familiar and relatable, interspersed with unimaginable surprises being sprung at the reader.
Author Lionel Shriver on her early writing, politics, essential reading list and persevering out of 'sheer spite'
Before her best-selling We Need To Talk About Kevin, Lionel Shriver had already written seven novels (and published six). In this interview, she looks back on a 30-year literary career.
Ali Khan Mahmudabad on the making of North Indian Muslim identity via poetry, politics, religion
Mahmudabad spoke to Firstpost about the impact of literature and poetry on shaping political identity and the role of Muslim identity in Indian politics.
Junot Díaz denies sexual misconduct allegations: Doesn't sound like anything that's me
Author Zinzi Clemmons and other female writers have recently shared stories of Junot Díaz's behaviour.
David Grossman, Booker Prize winner and critic of Israel's Palestine policy, wins country's top prize for literature
Grossman, who won the 2017 Man Booker International Prize for fiction, will receive the Israel Prize on Independence Day in April.
Arundhati Roy on her controversies: I keep promising myself I won't write another essay
Arundhati Roy says she has no plans to sheath her polemical sword anytime soon in a world where the vulnerable are still being "smashed"
Aharon Appelfeld, esteemed Israeli novelist and Holocaust survivor, dies at 85
Appelfeld was born in Romania before the rise of the Nazis, lost his mother in the mass murder of Jews during World War II and was only reunited with his father 20 years later.
Kangana Ranaut launches Shobhaa De's book in Mumbai; expresses wish to author her own
Kangana Ranaut, who was at the launch of Shobhaa De's latest book Seventy and To Hell With It here, has said she would love to write a book
From Perumal Murugan's The Goat Thief to Tamil Pulp Fiction, a look at recent notable translations
In the final part of the series on translation efforts in India, we take a look at all the translated works making news.