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Jamaican Marlon James wins Man Booker Prize for 'A Brief History of Seven Killings'

Marlon James made literary history by becoming the first Jamaican author to win the prestigious 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for his book A Brief History of Seven Killings. James beat......

Man Booker International Prize 'reconfigured'

The new Man Booker International Prize will complement the Man Booker Prize, the central fiction award which pre-dates the international version, in that the judges will select a longlist of 12 or......

Hungarian author edges out India's Amitav Ghosh to bag Man Booker prize

Hungarian author Laszlo Krasznahorkai has won Britain’s prestigious Man Booker International prize for his achievement in fiction as he edged out India’s Amitav Ghosh and eight others......

Amitav Ghosh among 10 finalists for Man Booker prize

Amitav Ghosh on Tuesday emerged as the only Indian author among 10 finalists for this year's Man Booker International Prize for his contribution to the English language writing. Kolkata born,......

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......

A tribute to Subir Raha, leader extraordinaire

The former ONGC chairman's passion for everything that he set out to do was such that he would settle for nothing short of being the best, says Sudhir Bisht.It was when my friend Somesh sent me an......

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......

The White Tiger to be adapted as film

Aravind Adiga's The White Tiger, the Man Booker Prize-winning novel about class tensions in India has been optioned for a film adaptation by a distinguished Hollywood producer. The paperback......

Rushdie's Booker crown in danger

Noted writer Salman Rushdie is in danger of losing his crown.According to an article inThe Guardian,Man Booker is celebrating it's 40th anniversary by pitting 41 Booker prize winners against each......

Bombay Velvet to Boom: Bollywood's love affair with Sri Lanka

A look at films that were shot in the picturesque island country. Image: Ranbir Kapoor in Bombay Velvet Bombay doesn't merely feature in the title of Anurag Kashyap's ambitious new movie; it's......

A dash of Bollywood at Jaipur Lit Fest

Bollywood remains a top draw at the Jaipur Literature Fest with a string of film celebrities like Waheeda Rahman, Naseeruddin Shah, Girish Karnad among others set to explore the......

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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Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Anne Tyler’s latest book, A Spool of Blue Thread, given the slightest tug, unwinds with all the... ...
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His debut novel, Vernon God Little, won the 2003 Man Booker Prize. Twelve years and several novels later, DBC Pierre says he’s finally back to... ...
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Diwali may be over but there's more fireworks in store for the city in January. The Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet (Kalam) 2016 has a cracker of... ...

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