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Oct 14, 2013
Will the 2013 Man Booker go to the 'novel' novel?The Man Booker jury chair Robert Macfarlane has said the panel looked for the 'novel' novel. The shortlist has a number of firsts including the first black African woman writer. But which of the nominees is more novel?
Oct 12, 2012
The brutal genius of Mo Yan: A sneak peek into his upcoming novel POW!Welcome to the phatasmagoria of Nobel laureate Mo Yan. It's not for the faint of heart. Here's a taste of his upcoming novel POW! dark and hilarious, where the sex isn't prettified and no animal goes uneaten.
Sep 24, 2012
Memories of a fatwa bygone: Reviewing Rushdie's memoirRushdie's memoir, Joseph Anton, is in turns witty, candid, scathing, self-important, and moving. There's a Rushdie for everyone: literary martyr and lion, champion of free speech, social critic, Page 3 oft-married celebrity.
Feb 09, 2012
In defence of litfests: Reasons Amitav Ghosh gets it wrongThe renowned author dismisses litfests as part and parcel of "the three-ring circus of the tamasha culture." But he forgets that Indian writing is no longer the preserve of upper class authors living in an transnational ivory tower.
Feb 05, 2012
100 yrs of Oxford University Press: Timeless or antiquated?Beset by an exodus of talent and new competition, the company that has published everyone from Jawaharlal Nehru to Romila Thapar, lurches toward an uncertain future.
Aug 31, 2011
No figment of imagination, pop fiction is a great levellerRegardless of how dodgy pop fiction might be, it is prodding our writers to tell stories that are compelling and relevant to contemporary India.
Aug 09, 2011
The Mills and Boon mystique: The evolution of female fantasyThe oldest purveyor of pulp romance has always remained current and relevant; its changing heroines marking the transformation of female fantasy over a century. Too bad its Indian incarnation remains stuck in time warp.
Jun 27, 2011
Franzen goes exotic: the Indian woman and the Great American NovelistThe sexy young Lalitha in Jonathan Franzen's widely feted novel speaks volumes about the white male fantasy about Indian women.
Jun 10, 2011
Why writers fight: A guide to global literary feudsVS Naipaul’s 15-year-long tiff with author and former protégé Paul Theroux, ended with a handshake at the Hay Festival between the two. We scrutinise how and why writers quarrel with each other.
Jun 08, 2011
Why Naipaul and the literary establishment are so, so wrongWhatever Sir Vidia thinks, the real battle for R-E-S-P-E-C-T in the literary world is not between men and women. It's between literary fiction and popular fiction.