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Oct 03, 2019
An Orchestra of Minorities review: Chigozie Obioma delivers a contemporary Nigerian tragedy through Igbo cosmologyChigozie 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.
Sep 22, 2019
The Testaments review: Margaret Atwood's sequel to Handmaid's Tale is a 101 on how patriarchy worksThe Gilead that we encounter in The Testaments is no less menacing than the one from The Handmaid's Tale, but its seams are fraying.
Sep 20, 2019
Kamila Shamsie's Nelly Sachs Prize withdrawn over author's support for Palestinian human rights movementThe eight-member jury that had previously awarded the prize to Shamsie said in a statement that the cultural boycott does not transcend borders but affects the whole of Israeli society regardless of its actual political and cultural heterogeneity
Sep 15, 2019
Quichotte book review: Salman Rushdie struggles to bring the sprawling satire to lifeRushdie has continued in quasi-fantastic, magical-satirical vein but his new novel Quichotte is a development in that it is not positioned as magical realism but explicitly as satire. Whatever ‘magic’ is in evidence is decidedly authorial conceit.
Sep 03, 2019
Booker Prize Shortlist 2019: Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood among authors nominated for literary honourFormer Booker winners Salman Rushdie and Margaret Atwood are in the running for the literary honour for Quichotte and The Testaments respectively.
Jul 24, 2019
Booker Prize Longlist 2019: Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie among those nominated for literary awardAlso nominated for the Booker is Lucy Ellmann for Ducks, Newburyport which consists of a single sentence, a stream-of-consciousness written over a 1000 pages.
Apr 01, 2019
TM Krishna, Githa Hariharan, Hemant Divate on signing appeal urging citizens to 'vote out hate politics'With the 2019 elections fast approaching, writers, filmmakers and artists such as Girish Karnad, TM Krishna, Urvashi Butalia, Shanta Gokhale and Anand Teltumbde among others have signed this appeal to all citizens to vote for an India that 'renews the promises made by our Constitution.'
Mar 01, 2019
Booker prize to now be sponsored by Silicon Valley billionaire Michael MoritzAfter 18 years of being referred to as the Man Booker Prize, the award will now once again be recognised as the Booker prize from 1 June, when the Man Group's sponsorship ends
Aug 17, 2018
VS Naipaul's 86th birth anniversary: From In a Free State to A House for Mr Biswas, a study of the author's themesOverall VS Naipaul wrote more than 30 books, and was one of the first winners of the Booker Prize, now Britain's leading literary award, in 1971 for "In A Free State".
Aug 13, 2018
VS Naipaul dies at 85: The Nobel laureate is gone, but is the man still redeemable?VS Naipaul – a writer who spoke of fractured postcolonial worlds with piercing honesty – shall himself be condemned to fractured memory and posterity.