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Jan Morris, author, journalist and a pioneer of the transgender movement, dies at 94
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Jan Morris, author, journalist and a pioneer of the transgender movement, dies at 94

Morris was a prolific and accomplished author and journalist who wrote dozens of books in a variety of genres and was a first-hand witness to history.

Booker Prize 2020: Douglas Stuart wins coveted award for Shuggie Bain, debut novel set in 1980s Glasgow
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Booker Prize 2020: Douglas Stuart wins coveted award for Shuggie Bain, debut novel set in 1980s Glasgow

Douglas Stuart's Shuggie Bain was chosen from a shortlist of six books, by a jury comprising Lee Child, Sameer Rahim, Emily Wilson, and Lemn Sissay, with Margaret Busby as chair.

British publisher Tom Maschler, who conceived the coveted Booker Prize, dies at 87
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British publisher Tom Maschler, who conceived the coveted Booker Prize, dies at 87

His crowning achievement arguably came in 1969, when he persuaded sugar trading firm Booker-McConnell to establish a literary prize to rival the French Prix Goncourt. The award, given annually, was later called the Man Booker Prize and is now known as the Booker Prize.

Booker Prize 2020 postponed to avoid overlap with release of Barack Obama's memoir, A Promised Land
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Booker Prize 2020 postponed to avoid overlap with release of Barack Obama's memoir, A Promised Land

It is unusual for the Booker, one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, to delay its prize announcement for a single book’s release.

Booker Prize 2020 shortlist announced; Avni Doshi's Burnt Sugar, Diane Cook's The New Wilderness among six finalists
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Booker Prize 2020 shortlist announced; Avni Doshi's Burnt Sugar, Diane Cook's The New Wilderness among six finalists

Of the 13 books long-listed for the award, eight were debut novels out of which four — Diane Cook's The New Wilderness, Avni Doshi's Burnt Sugar, Douglas Stuart's Shuggie Bain and Brandon Taylor's Real Life — have made it into the shortlist.

In C Pam Zhang's Booker Prize-longlisted debut, a buried chapter of America's immigrant history comes alive
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In C Pam Zhang's Booker Prize-longlisted debut, a buried chapter of America's immigrant history comes alive

Infused with magical realism, the haunting vastness of the California landscape and the tragic wanderings of two orphaned siblings, C Pam Zhang's debut novel — How Much of These Hills Is Gold — renders a powerful narrative of the Chinese-American immigrant experience.

Novelist Sophie Ward on being long-listed for the Booker Prize, thought experiments, nuances in relationships
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Novelist Sophie Ward on being long-listed for the Booker Prize, thought experiments, nuances in relationships

Love and Other Thought Experiments pushes readers to question individual philosophies, our understanding of complex emotions and belief systems that are constantly governing our everyday lives.

Booker Prize 2020 longlist: Hilary Mantel, Avni Doshi among 13 writers contending for the literary award
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Booker Prize 2020 longlist: Hilary Mantel, Avni Doshi among 13 writers contending for the literary award

Eight of the nominees are for first novels — an unusually high number for the Booker Prize.

Nobel Laureate Kazuo Ishiguro's new novel, Klara and the Sun, to be out in March 2021
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Nobel Laureate Kazuo Ishiguro's new novel, Klara and the Sun, to be out in March 2021

Kazuo Ishiguro's upcoming novel is the story of Klara, an artificial friend who, from her place in the store, watches carefully the behaviour of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass in the street outside.

International Booker Prize 2020 shortlist announced; includes titles like The Enlightenment of The Greengage Tree, Tylle among others
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International Booker Prize 2020 shortlist announced; includes titles like The Enlightenment of The Greengage Tree, Tylle among others

The shortlist of six authors and their translators for this year's International Booker Prize has been announced by The Booker Prize Foundation.

The Obamas, Russo Brothers to adapt Mohsin Hamid's 2017 bestseller, Exit West
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The Obamas, Russo Brothers to adapt Mohsin Hamid's 2017 bestseller, Exit West

Venom actor Riz Ahmed is in negotiations to star in the celluloid adaptation of Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid’s 2017 best-selling book, Exit West.

International Booker Prize Longlist 2020: Indie publishers dominate race for the year's best fiction title
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International Booker Prize Longlist 2020: Indie publishers dominate race for the year's best fiction title

13 novels seek out the prestigious £50,000 award, meant to be split equally between the author and translator.

CAA protests: Writer, activist Arundhati Roy joins movement against policy that will 'break the back of our Constitution'
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CAA protests: Writer, activist Arundhati Roy joins movement against policy that will 'break the back of our Constitution'

Arundhati Roy, who has been known to speak up against contentious policies has now questioned: Are we going to stand in line once again, obediently, and comply with this policy that eerily resembles the 1935 Nuremberg Laws of the Third Reich?

'Another author': BBC called out by Bernardine Evaristo for dismissive reference, apologises
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'Another author': BBC called out by Bernardine Evaristo for dismissive reference, apologises

Bernardine Evaristo called out the BBC for a news item which referred to the Booker Prize as being shared between Margaret Atwood and "another author". For her book Girl, Woman, Other, Evaristo is the first black woman to win the prestigious award. The BBC has since apologised.

Brick Lane author Monica Ali: Good writing means sometimes confronting difficult truths, going to uncomfortable places
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Brick Lane author Monica Ali: Good writing means sometimes confronting difficult truths, going to uncomfortable places

Monica Ali says the more fiction you read, the more it expands your imagination. And that becomes a tool for stepping inside other people’s heads.

Priyanka Chopra gifts Nick Jonas a pup ahead of first anniversary, calls Gino 'newest addition to family'
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Priyanka Chopra gifts Nick Jonas a pup ahead of first anniversary, calls Gino 'newest addition to family'

Priyanka Chopra was also recently shooting in Delhi for her next film, The White Tiger, based on the Booker Prize-winning novel of the same name

Suncatcher: An excerpt from Booker-shortlisted writer Romesh Gunesekera's coming-of-age novel
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Suncatcher: An excerpt from Booker-shortlisted writer Romesh Gunesekera's coming-of-age novel

Taut and luminous, graceful and wild, Suncatcher is a poignant coming-of-age novel about difficult friendships and sudden awakenings.

Booker Prize 2019 jointly awarded to Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo for patriarchy-dismantling novels
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Booker Prize 2019 jointly awarded to Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo for patriarchy-dismantling novels

Bernardine Evaristo is the first black woman to win the Booker Prize, while Atwood has previously won for 2000's The Blind Assassin.

Girl, Woman, Other review: Bernardine Evaristo's novel is a boisterous, life-affirming storytelling experiment
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Girl, Woman, Other review: Bernardine Evaristo's novel is a boisterous, life-affirming storytelling experiment

Bernardine Evaristo has said that her theatre writing and poetry background have seeped into her novel, and Girl, Woman, Other is written in a style that she calls 'fusion fiction': free-flowing, unpunctuated, with a cadence that — in the best portions — approaches lyricism

An Orchestra of Minorities review: Chigozie Obioma delivers a contemporary Nigerian tragedy through Igbo cosmology
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An Orchestra of Minorities review: Chigozie Obioma delivers a contemporary Nigerian tragedy through Igbo cosmology

Chigozie Obioma, whose first novel, The Fishermen, was selected as a finalist for the Man Booker Prize in 2015, has made it back to the 2019 shortlist with his latest effort, An Orchestra of Minorities.