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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......

Eleanor Catton wins Man Booker Prize for The Luminaries

New Zealand author Eleanor Catton has become the youngest Man Booker winner in the prize's history for her novel The Luminaries. The 28-year-old Catton is just the second New Zealander to win the......

Will Jhumpa Lahiri bag the Booker?

The £50,000 Man Booker Prize will be announced on Tuesday. The Indian-American author is in the fray for her new book ‘The Lowland’, but what are her chances?   A mere......

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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An allegorical tale

Magnus Mills, the bus-driving English author, has written eight novels and The Restraint of Beasts from among them has been shortlisted for the... ...

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Flood of Fire is a fitting closure to his opium trilogy

Flood of Fire, the final novel in Amitav Ghosh's opium-centred trilogy which began with Sea of Poppies (2008), has all the qualities one has come... ...

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One Very Large Man's 18-Year Quest For Hot Dog Eating Glory

WASHINGTON -- Eric "Badlands" Booker is exceptional at eating burritos. In fact, he may be the best in the world. He holds the record for this... ...

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Man Booker Prize Winning Author Aravind Adiga Donates Rs 1 Crore to His Alma Mater

Man Booker prize winning author Aravind Adiga has donated Rs one crore to his alma mater, the Canara High School Association, which is celebrating... ...

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White Tiger writer donates Rs 1 crore

The association would utilise the money to set up endowments named after five teachers who founded the institution in 1891, Association... ...

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