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Man Booker International Prize 2019 longlist features Olga Tokarczuk, Can Xue's translated works, among others
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Man Booker International Prize 2019 longlist features Olga Tokarczuk, Can Xue's translated works, among others

The Man Booker International Prize is awarded every year for a book (including novels and short-story collections), which is translated into English and published in the UK and Ireland.

The Catcher in the Rye author JD Salinger's unpublished work, spanning 50 years, to be published soon
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The Catcher in the Rye author JD Salinger's unpublished work, spanning 50 years, to be published soon

JD Salinger published just four books in his lifetime: Nine Stories, The Catcher in the Rye, Franny and Zooey and a volume with the two novellas Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction. The last work to come out in his lifetime was the story Hapworth 16, 1924, which appeared in The New Yorker in 1965.

Amish Tripathi: 'My portrayal of Sita is closely aligned with Valmiki's Adbhut Ramayana'
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Amish Tripathi: 'My portrayal of Sita is closely aligned with Valmiki's Adbhut Ramayana'

Amish Tripathi recently spoke to us about his new book, Sita, The Warrior Princess of Mithila, the second in his Ram Chandra series

Chetan Bhagat's One Indian Girl vs Anvita Bajpai's Drawing Parallels: When authors are accused of plagiarising stories
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Chetan Bhagat's One Indian Girl vs Anvita Bajpai's Drawing Parallels: When authors are accused of plagiarising stories

A Bangalore-based writer, Anvita Bajpai, recently filed a copyright infringement suit against Chetan Bhagat alleging that Bhagat had plagiarised Bajpai's story, Drawing Parallels, in his 2016 novel, One Indian Girl.

Confessions of a first timer: Agony and ecstasy of being a panelist at the Jaipur Literature Festival
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Confessions of a first timer: Agony and ecstasy of being a panelist at the Jaipur Literature Festival

Writer Rosalyn D'Mello offers a firsthand account of being a panelist at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2017, and the moments that made this 10th edition worthwhile

International Tea Day: How the beverage occupied the minds of authors
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International Tea Day: How the beverage occupied the minds of authors

Tea and literature go hand in hand — authors have poured their very love for the beverage into their writings, their character sketches and have ruminated over the brilliance of the beverage. How many bitter fights have been had while sharing cups of tea?

Wave Theory: Sanjeev Sanyal on how the Indian Ocean shaped human history
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Wave Theory: Sanjeev Sanyal on how the Indian Ocean shaped human history

In a new book, Sanjeev Sanyal tells us the story of how the Indian Ocean shaped human history

Amitav Ghosh's The Great Derangement: A wide-ranging enquiry into climate change
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Amitav Ghosh's The Great Derangement: A wide-ranging enquiry into climate change

An approach like Amitav Ghosh’s, in his new book The Great Derangement, shows that we can come at the spectre of the climate crisis from almost anywhere we stand

Ashwin Sanghi on writing best-sellers: 'You need to be stubborn, thick-skinned'
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Ashwin Sanghi on writing best-sellers: 'You need to be stubborn, thick-skinned'

Bestselling author Ashwin Sanghi on his new book The Sialkot Saga and the art of writing a thriller

Siddhartha Mukherjee talks about 'The Gene: An Intimate History', and the power of evolution
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Siddhartha Mukherjee talks about 'The Gene: An Intimate History', and the power of evolution

In his new book, The Gene: An Intimate History, Siddhartha Mukherjee has laid the ghosts of his family's history of mental illness to rest - and raised several pertinent questions for society to consider

A complete tale: 'The Tamil Story' looks at how the short story evolved in Tamil literature
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A complete tale: 'The Tamil Story' looks at how the short story evolved in Tamil literature

The Tamil Story, edited by Dilip Kumar and Subashree Krishnaswamy, looks at how the short story evolved in Tamil literature, through 88 works

Erotica, she wrote: Sunny Leone’s latest role is that of a short-story writer
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Erotica, she wrote: Sunny Leone’s latest role is that of a short-story writer

Sunny Leone has a new role, and it isn't in a film. The actress has turned writer with 'Sweet Dreams', a collection of erotic short fiction for Juggernaut.

Spare me Congress vs BJP debate: Arundhati Roy on why she's returning her National Award
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Spare me Congress vs BJP debate: Arundhati Roy on why she's returning her National Award

Arundhati Roy has become the latest to join the bandwagon of eminent personalities to return their awards. But Roy did it in style.

Full text: Sahitya Akademi urges dissenting writers to take back awards
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Full text: Sahitya Akademi urges dissenting writers to take back awards

Strongly condemning the killing of writer MM Kalburgi, Sahitya Akademi on Friday passed a unanimous resolution appealing to state and central governments to take steps to prevent such incidents and asked authors to take back the awards they had returned to protest against "rising intolerance".

Sahitya Akademi finally acted as an independent body: Vikram Seth backs condemnation of writers' killing
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Sahitya Akademi finally acted as an independent body: Vikram Seth backs condemnation of writers' killing

Eminent author Vikram Seth on Friday came out in support of the Sahitya Akademi statement denouncing the recent killing of writers, saying it has condemned the "atmosphere of fear" sought to be created by such acts and acted as an "independent body".

Neel Mukherjee's 'The Lives of Others' shortlisted for 2014 Man Booker Prize
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Neel Mukherjee's 'The Lives of Others' shortlisted for 2014 Man Booker Prize

Author Neel Mukherjee's family saga set in Kolkata, The Lives of Others, has been shortlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize.