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Salman Rushdie awarded Pen Pinter prize

Indian-born Booker Prize winning author Salman Rushdie was on Friday named the winner of this year’s prestigious Pen Pinter prize for his outstanding literary output and support for freedom......

Award-winning writers, thinkers, Nobel Laureates to attend Jaipur Lit fest

Two Nobel Laureates, four listed writers of this year’s Man Booker Prize, Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists, winners of Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, Crossword Prize and film stars......

Rushdie to write about his decade of hiding

Booker Award winning Indian-origin novelist Salman Rushdie has said he plans to pen down his experiences of a decade in hiding, after a death fatwa was issued against him by the Iranian clergy. The......

Mohammad Hanif wins first Shakti Bhatt award

What perplexes Pakistani writer Mohammad Hanif, who won the first Shakti Bhatt award beating Booker winner Aravind Adiga, is the unavailability of Indian books and magazines in his country when he......

The Indian connection in the Booker Prize

Aravind Adiga, whose The White Tiger bagged this year's Booker Prize, is the eighth winner of the prestigious award who has an Indian connection. India has been consistently producing award-winning......

Screenwriter, author Ruth Prawer Jhabvala passes away

Academy Award winning screenwriter and author Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, 85, passed away at her home in the US on Wednesday.According to her daughter Firoza Jhabvala, she succumbed to a pulmonary......

Chetan Bhagat: Kai Po Che is better than the book

Chetan Bhagat has been many things in his life -- an IIT and IIM graduate, who spent 11 years as an investment banker in Hong Kong, a best selling author ("the biggest-selling English-language......

Mira Nair's challenge in Toronto

Riz Ahmed, who was brilliant as a rich misogynist in the little seen Trishna, is getting more praise for his star-making work in the political thriller The Reluctant Fundamentalist, directed by......

Coming up, Indian films at the Toronto Film Festival

Here's a look at the line-up at the forthcoming Toronto International Film Festival, coming up in September. Two veteran filmmakers of Indian origin and one comparatively new name will have the......

The book that Barack Obama enjoyed reading

Spanish-born Canadian author Yann Martel first shot to fame with the Life of Pi, which won him the 2002 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Almost a decade later, the 300-some page fantasy adventure......

Roy Keane teams up with author Roddy Doyle for memoir

Booker Prize-winning author Roddy Doyle, creator of some of Ireland's most renowned characters, will tackle one the country's best known when he teams up with Roy Keane to write the former......
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