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  • 'Last Storyteller' Delaney knows how to get attention Feb 03, 2012 12:50 AM IST

    'Last Storyteller' Delaney knows how to get attention

    Frank Delaney knows a surefire way to capture a person's attention. In fact, he claims he can do it with only eight words.

  • Book Talk: Unlikely friendship shines light on persecution Feb 02, 2012 05:22 PM IST

    Book Talk: Unlikely friendship shines light on persecution

    Lamont Williams is a hospital janitor just out of jail, eager to get through probation at his job and find the daughter he hasn't seen for years. Adam Zignelik is a university professor reeling from being denied tenure and having his girlfriend dump him.

  • Book Talk: The fall and rise of a North Korean Everyman Jan 26, 2012 08:12 PM IST

    Book Talk: The fall and rise of a North Korean Everyman

    Pak Jun Do is a dutiful North Korean. Raised in an orphanage, he follows orders to become a soldier, a kidnapper of Japanese citizens and an intelligence officer, once submitting to being bitten by a shark to prove his loyalty.

  • 'Believing the Lie' soars to top of best-sellers list Jan 20, 2012 02:10 AM IST

    'Believing the Lie' soars to top of best-sellers list

    "Believing the Lie" soared to the top spot of the Publishers Weekly best-sellers list on Thursday.

  • Book Talk: Maid's tale of Catherine the Great Jan 12, 2012 07:16 PM IST

    Book Talk: Maid's tale of Catherine the Great

    Before Catherine the Great became a powerful Russian ruler, she was a naive German princess invited to court in St Petersburg by her aunt, the Empress Elizabeth.

  • Book Talk: Quest for story of an enigmatic model, lover Jan 05, 2012 05:10 PM IST

    Book Talk: Quest for story of an enigmatic model, lover

    The dark-eyed, black haired woman with strong features and a blood-red mouth lies naked on a sofa, her sultry -- and somewhat hurt -- gaze locked on the viewer.

  • 40% GWP growth for Cholamandalam MS Genral Insurance Jan 02, 2012 02:36 PM IST

    40% GWP growth for Cholamandalam MS Genral Insurance

    Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Company Limited has achieved a 40% growth in gross written premium (GWP) during the first three quarters of the current financial year.

  • BookTalk: John Brown's 'Midnight Rising' Dec 22, 2011 03:50 PM IST

    BookTalk: John Brown's 'Midnight Rising'

    More than 150 years after his violent attack on Harpers Ferry, Virginia, abolitionist militant John Brown still inspires fiery debate.

  • Book Review : Last man in tower Nov 16, 2011 12:35 PM IST

    Book Review : Last man in tower

    A story that can be described as sort of The Last Samurai meets Avatar, minus the muscleplay

  • Book Talk: Inside the angry mind of an anarchist Nov 03, 2011 03:16 PM IST

    Book Talk: Inside the angry mind of an anarchist

    The sweet smell of mint opens "The Oregon Experiment" but it is the acrid fumes of gasoline which pervade and ignite Keith Scribner's new book.

  • Book Talk: The tale of a surprising historical footnote Oct 27, 2011 03:10 PM IST

    Book Talk: The tale of a surprising historical footnote

    James Garfield, the 20th US president, is a largely forgotten historical footnote because he was shot four months after taking office and died an agonizing two months later, serving only 200 days.

  • Steve Jobs book may be Amazon's 2011 top seller Oct 25, 2011 09:10 AM IST

    Steve Jobs book may be Amazon's 2011 top seller

    The new biography of the late Apple Inc chief Steve Jobs is likely to be Amazon.com Inc's top-selling book of 2011, a spokeswoman at the Internet retailer said on Monday.

  • Book Talk: Lawyer says profession helps her write novels Oct 13, 2011 03:20 PM IST

    Book Talk: Lawyer says profession helps her write novels

    A diplomat and lawyer before fulfilling a long-held dream of writing novels, Pam Jenoff says that being a lawyer has helped her write better fiction -- even though none of her books, up to now, has set foot in a courtroom.

  • Book Talk: Tribal areas come alive in 80-year-old`s debut Sep 29, 2011 03:10 PM IST

    Book Talk: Tribal areas come alive in 80-year-old`s debut

    It took more than three decades for Pakistan's Jamil Ahmad to get published. The first draft of his musings on life in the tribal areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan was written in the 1970s -- and then forgotten.

  • Colin Powell advises 'get mad' in new book Sep 26, 2011 09:30 AM IST

    Colin Powell advises 'get mad' in new book

    Former US Secretary of State, General Colin Powell has penned a book on leadership skills with the advice "get mad, then get over it," set to hit book stores in May 2012, publisher HarperCollins said on Sunday.

  • Book Talk: A murder in Japan - but who is the real villain? May 26, 2011 03:26 PM IST

    Book Talk: A murder in Japan - but who is the real villain?

    A young woman is murdered on a lonely mountain road, a young construction worker arrested. But who is really responsible?

  • Book Talk: A love that changed British royal history Apr 21, 2011 04:00 PM IST

    Book Talk: A love that changed British royal history

    A young Prince of Wales meets and falls in love with a beautiful, spirited commoner.

  • Salman Rushdie picks books for NY hotel's rooms Apr 20, 2011 08:36 AM IST

    Salman Rushdie picks books for NY hotel's rooms

    Acclaimed novelist Salman Rushdie has come to the aid of guests who check into a trendy Manhattan hotel with nothing to read, choosing 13 celebrated American books for their rooms.

  • Indian American's book on cancer wins Pulitzer Apr 19, 2011 09:22 AM IST

    Indian American's book on cancer wins Pulitzer

    Indian-American physician Siddhartha Mukherjee's acclaimed book on cancer, 'The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer,' has won the prestigious 2011 Pulitzer prize in the general non-fiction category.

  • Publisher reviews claims in memoir 'Three Cups of Tea' Apr 19, 2011 08:00 AM IST

    Publisher reviews claims in memoir 'Three Cups of Tea'

    The publisher of US author Greg Mortenson's memoir, "Three Cups of Tea," said on Monday it was reviewing the bestseller following claims that parts of the inspirational book were fabricated.

  • Movies! the way writers experience them Mar 17, 2011 12:00 PM IST

    Movies! the way writers experience them

    Amathematics professor dresses up in drag with bra, fishnet stockings, skirt etc to replicate a sizzling Bollywood 'cabaret' number by yesteryear actress Helen for a New York book festival.

  • 'Lost' Enid Blyton novel discovered Feb 23, 2011 08:19 AM IST

    'Lost' Enid Blyton novel discovered

    A previously unknown novel by British children's writer Enid Blyton has been discovered, according to a charity which bought a collection of the bestselling author's manuscripts at auction last September.

  • Two Indian novels shortlisted for Asian Literary Prize Feb 16, 2011 04:31 PM IST

    Two Indian novels shortlisted for Asian Literary Prize

    A satirical debut novel "Serious Men" by Indian journalist Manu Joseph are among five books shortlisted for this year's Asian Literary Prize, with most of the works vying for the honours based on social upheaval underway in China and Japan.

  • Booker Prize 'bridesmaid' Bainbridge honoured Feb 08, 2011 08:20 AM IST

    Booker Prize 'bridesmaid' Bainbridge honoured

    British novelist Beryl Bainbridge, shortlisted five times for the coveted Booker Prize for fiction but never a winner, will finally be honoured with a special "Best of Beryl" award, organisers said on Tuesday.

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