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South African writer Damon Galgut wins Booker Prize for 'The Promise'
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South African writer Damon Galgut wins Booker Prize for 'The Promise'

He is the third South African novelist to win the Booker Prize, after Nadine Gordimer in 1974 and JM Coetzee, who won twice, in 1983 and 1999

French writer David Diop wins International Booker Prize for his World War I novel At Night All Blood is Black
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French writer David Diop wins International Booker Prize for his World War I novel At Night All Blood is Black

Diop's novel, which was published in French in 2018, resonates with present-day debates about racism and colonialism.

International Booker Prize 2021: Argentina's Mariana Enriquez, France's Eric Vuillard among shortlisted authors
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International Booker Prize 2021: Argentina's Mariana Enriquez, France's Eric Vuillard among shortlisted authors

British author Lucy Hughes-Hallett, who is chairing the panel of judges, said the list showed that some of the most exciting new writing is going on “in the borderlands” between fiction and other genres, such as history and memoir.

Nobel Laureate Olga Tokarczuk's art book, The Lost Soul, to hit bookstores this week
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Nobel Laureate Olga Tokarczuk's art book, The Lost Soul, to hit bookstores this week

First published in Poland in 2017 as Zgubiona dusza, the hardcover picture book originated from a private ceremony and a “little story” that Tokarczuk wrote for one person.

Jaipur Literature Festival 2021: Douglas Stuart on how he shaped the world of his Booker-winning novel Shuggie Bain
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Jaipur Literature Festival 2021: Douglas Stuart on how he shaped the world of his Booker-winning novel Shuggie Bain

Booker Prize winner Douglas Stuart's conversation with writer Paul McVeigh on Day 3 of the Jaipur Literature Festival, encapsulated what this virtual edition gets right.

Jaipur Literature Festival 2021: From S Hareesh to Douglas Stuart, our picks of sessions to attend from Day 1-5
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Jaipur Literature Festival 2021: From S Hareesh to Douglas Stuart, our picks of sessions to attend from Day 1-5

What follows is a list curated by Firstpost of online talks and discussion to tune into and participate in at the virtual JLF 2021.

Curious case of Aravind Adiga as a famous literary recluse: Booker-winning author is anomaly in publishing world
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Curious case of Aravind Adiga as a famous literary recluse: Booker-winning author is anomaly in publishing world

In an inversion of the mantra that marketing is a necessary evil, the bane of an author’s existence that ultimately has its reward, Adiga refuses to do too much publicity around his books, often to the chagrin of his publishers.

The Friday List: From a dastangoi on Bhagat Singh to Netflix's adaptation of White Tiger, your weekly calendar of virtual events
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The Friday List: From a dastangoi on Bhagat Singh to Netflix's adaptation of White Tiger, your weekly calendar of virtual events

Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.

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.