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Jeet Thayil’s novel makes Booker Prize longlist


July 26th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) "Narcopolis", a novel by Kerala-born poet and writer Jeet Thayil, has found a place on the 2012 Booker Prize longlist.The list, including Hillary Mantel's "Bring ... Read more...

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Rushdie session postponed (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Author Salman Rushdie's literary session at the India Today Conclave has been postponed by a day to Saturday following a sudden change in schedule, the ... Read more...

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Tight security for Rushdie’s arrival


March 16th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Tight security arrangements are in place here to prevent any trouble during the visit of Salman Rushdie, the controversial author of "The Satanic Verses", police ... Read more...

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Complaints against four authors for ‘The Satanic Verses’ reading


January 23rd, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) Muslim groups have filed six complaints in courts in Jaipur and Ajmer against four authors -- Hari Kunzru, Amitava Kumar, Ruchir Joshi and Jeet Thayil ... Read more...

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Collage, memory & many voices inspire novelist Michael Ondaatje


January 20th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) The art of collage, memories and the multiplicity of voices inspire Sri Lanka-born Canadian novelist Michael Ondaatje, the Man Booker prize winning author of "The English ... Read more...

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Salman Rushdie’s name off Jaipur Festival’s events roster


January 17th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Award winning writer Salman Rushdie, the author of "The Satanic Verses" and "Midnight's Children", seems to be off the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival events roster.His ... Read more...

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Salman Rushdie for Jaipur Lit Fest Jan 20-22 (Lead)


January 4th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Breaking a minor jinx in India which began with last September'a failed Harud Festival in Kashmir, celebrated writer Salman Rushdie will attend the ... Read more...

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Salman Rushdie to attend Jaipur Lit Fest Jan 20-22


January 3rd, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Breaking a minor jinx in India which began with last September'a failed Harud Festival in Kashmir, celebrated writer Salman Rushdie will attend the DSC Jaipur ... Read more...

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Fourth time lucky: Julian Barnes wins Man Booker 2011


October 19th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Twenty-seven years after his first nomination, Julian Barnes has won the Man Booker Prize for his novella "The Sense of an Ending".Barnes, 65, triumphed in the ... Read more...

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Parsi community has created modern India: Amitav Ghosh (Interview)


July 2nd, 2011 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The Parsi community is an amazing pool of talent, having created modern India as we know it, says one of the country's foremost novelists and ... Read more...

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US novelist Philip Roth wins Man Booker International Prize


May 18th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) American novelist Philip Roth, known for books like "Goodbye, Columbus" and "Portnoy's Complaint" was honoured with the biennial 60,000 pounds Man Booker International Prize Wednesday ... Read more...

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Rohinton Mistry shortlisted for Man Booker International Prize (Lead, correcting name in intro)


March 30th, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Rohinton Mistry, the Indian Canadian author of three acclaimed books, has been shortlisted for the 60,000 pound (around $96,000) Man Booker International Prize 2011.Mistry, whose ... Read more...

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Rohington Mistry shortlisted for Man Booker International Prize


March 30th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Indian Canadian Rohington Mistry, the author of three acclaimed books, has been shortlisted for the 60,000 pound (around $96,000) Man Booker International Prize 2011. Mistry, ... Read more...

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E-books on the rise with sales of digital books growing 18-fold in 2010


March 1st, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 1 (ANI): The sale of e-books is on the rise, with Bloomsbury, the publisher of the Harry Potter books, saying its digital book sales grew 18-fold in 2010.Now e-books account ... Read more...

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Rowan Somerville beats Alastair Campbell to win Bad Sex in Fiction Award


November 30th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): Irish author Rowan Somerville has landed this year's Bad Sex in Fiction Award.He has narrowly beaten the former Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell to win the award, reports ... Read more...

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Indo-Americans urge Ang Lee to handle ‘Life of Pi’ with cultural sensitivity


October 31st, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Oct 31 (ANI): After speculations since 2009, Oscar winner Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain) has reportedly finally given the go ahead signal on film adaptation of Yann Martel's fantasy "Life of ... Read more...

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Delhi-boy Suraj filled room with emotion: Ang Lee (With Image)


October 28th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 28 (IANS) Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee says Delhi boy Suraj Sharma had the innocence and depth of character required to play the lead role in his film "Life Of ... Read more...

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Unknown Delhi Teen Bags Lead Role In ‘Life Of Pi’ Movie


October 27th, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
October 27, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Yann Martel’s Booker winning novel, ‘Life of Pi’ is going to be made into a film. The people who loved the book were eager ... Read more...

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New Delhi teenager Suraj Sharma to play the lead in Ang Lee’s ‘Life of Pi’


October 27th, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New Delhi, Oct 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A previously unknown teenager has been selected by director, Ang Lee to play the lead role of the upcoming movie “Life of Pi”.The movie is ... Read more...

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Book from Pakistan is bestseller again (IANS Books)


October 21st, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) "Granta: The Magazine of New Writing Pakistan", a compilation by various Pakistani writers, continued to be number one in the non-fiction section of the bestseller list this ... Read more...

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Booker Prize is like backward shining light on all my works: Howard Jacobson (Interview)


October 16th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Novelist Howard Jacobson, who won the Man Booker Prize for his "The Finkler Question", says the award is like a "backward shining light" that ... Read more...

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Howard Jacobson Bags The Booker Prize


October 13th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
October 13, 2010(Pen Men at Work): Howard Jacobson the famous British Author and columnist has managed to bag the Man Booker Prize 2010 for his famous book “The Finkler Question”. The award ... Read more...

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Howard Jacobson wins Man Booker Prize for ‘The Finkler Question’


October 13th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 13 (ANI): Author and columnist Howard Jacobson has been honoured with Man Booker Prize for his comic novel 'The Finkler Question'.Jacobson, who beat contenders including double winner Peter Carey, received ... Read more...

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Howard Jacobson wins Man Booker Prize (Lead)


October 13th, 2010 - 6:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi/London, Oct 13 (IANS) Howard Jacobson won the Man Booker Prize 2010 for the book "The Finkler Question" at a glittering ceremony at the Guildall Hall in London Tuesday.The prize ... Read more...

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I wanted to probe drama of parent-child love: Emma Donoghue (Interview)


September 24th, 2010 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Irish writer Emma Donoghue, the youngest on the Man Booker Prize shortlist for 2010, wanted to probe the dark element of parent-child love in her ... Read more...

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Penguin announces Man Booker finalists


September 8th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Penguin-Books India Wednesday announced three of its titles were shortlisted for the Man Booker prize 2010. The titles are "The Finkler Question" by Howard Jacobson, "Parrot and ... Read more...

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Asian and diaspora fiction not very different: Monica Ali (Interview)


July 22nd, 2010 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) British novelist of Bangladeshi origin Monica Ali, who is a judge for the Man Asian Literary Prize 2010, says the English language is evolving in ... Read more...

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J G Farrell wins another Booker prize - 30 years after death


May 20th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 20 (ANI): Renowned litterateur J G Farrell has won another Booker prize, this time for 1970, three decades after his death.Farrell has been posthumously conferred with the Lost Man Booker ... Read more...

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Shiva Naipaul in longlist for Lost Booker Prize


February 1st, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Feb 1 (IANS) The late Indian-origin writer Shiva Naipaul is among 22 authors who were named Monday in the longlist for a one-off Lost Man Booker Prize ... Read more...

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All my works are personal alchemy: Booker prize winner (IANS Books)


December 25th, 2009 - 9:34 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) Hilary Mantel, the author of "Wolf Hall" which won the Man Booker prize for 2009, feels "there is always a danger with historical fiction that ... Read more...

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Women authors cry foul over UK publishing magazine’s `sexist’ selection of 2009’s top 10 books


November 8th, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.8 (ANI): The British publishing world has been plunged into a new row over sexism after the authoritative Publishers Weekly omitted to include a single female author in its list of ... Read more...

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Aravind Adiga’s second novel to be out in 2011


October 29th, 2009 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) After winning the 2008 Man Booker Prize for his debut novel, "The White Tiger", Indian-born author Aravind Adiga will publish his second venture "Last Man in the ... Read more...

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Cromwell, Tudor England come alive in Booker winning epic (IANS Book Review)


October 8th, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Book: Wolf Hall; Author: Hilary Mantel; Publisher: HarperCollins-IndiaEngland in the 1520s is a heartbeat away from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country will be ... Read more...

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Hillary Mantel wins Man Booker Prize for ‘Wolf Hall’


October 7th, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 07 (ANI): Hilary Mantel has won the Man Booker Prize for her novel, 'Wolf Hall'.The book set in 1520s narrates the story of Henry VIII's adviser Thomas Cromwell's rise in ... Read more...

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Hilary Mantel wins 2009 Man Booker Prize (Lead)


October 7th, 2009 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 7 (IANS) British writer Hilary Mantel has been named the winner of the 50,000 pound Man Booker Prize for "Wolf Hall", a rip-roaring historical novel set in Tudor England. The bookies' ... Read more...

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