Feb 03, 2012 12:50 AM IST
Frank Delaney knows a surefire way to capture a person's attention. In fact, he claims he can do it with only eight words.
- Feb 02, 2012 05:22 PM IST
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.
- Jan 26, 2012 08:12 PM IST
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.
- Jan 20, 2012 02:10 AM IST
"Believing the Lie" soared to the top spot of the Publishers Weekly best-sellers list on Thursday.
- Jan 12, 2012 07:16 PM IST
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.
- Jan 05, 2012 05:10 PM IST
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.
- Jan 02, 2012 02:36 PM IST
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.
- Dec 22, 2011 03:50 PM IST
More than 150 years after his violent attack on Harpers Ferry, Virginia, abolitionist militant John Brown still inspires fiery debate.
- Nov 16, 2011 12:35 PM IST
A story that can be described as sort of The Last Samurai meets Avatar, minus the muscleplay
- Nov 03, 2011 03:16 PM IST
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.
- Oct 27, 2011 03:10 PM IST
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.
- Oct 25, 2011 09:10 AM IST
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.
- Oct 13, 2011 03:20 PM IST
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.
- Sep 29, 2011 03:10 PM IST
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.
- Sep 26, 2011 09:30 AM IST
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.
- May 26, 2011 03:26 PM IST
A young woman is murdered on a lonely mountain road, a young construction worker arrested. But who is really responsible?
- Apr 21, 2011 04:00 PM IST
A young Prince of Wales meets and falls in love with a beautiful, spirited commoner.
- Apr 20, 2011 08:36 AM IST
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.
- Apr 19, 2011 09:22 AM IST
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.
- Apr 19, 2011 08:00 AM IST
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.
- Mar 17, 2011 12:00 PM IST
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.
- Feb 23, 2011 08:19 AM IST
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.
- Feb 16, 2011 04:31 PM IST
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.
- Feb 08, 2011 08:20 AM IST
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.