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  • Family sagas intertwine in Sunjeev Sahota’s Booker-longlisted 'China Room' Jul 31, 2021 07:10 AM IST

    Family sagas intertwine in Sunjeev Sahota’s Booker-longlisted 'China Room'

    The author’s third novel tells the stories of a young woman in 1920s Punjab, and of her great-grandson who arrives from Britain.

  • Kazuo Ishiguro, Richard Powers among contenders for fiction’s Booker Prize Jul 27, 2021 12:05 PM IST

    Kazuo Ishiguro, Richard Powers among contenders for fiction’s Booker Prize

    Founded in 1969, the Booker Prize has a reputation for transforming writers’ careers, and was originally open to British, Irish and Commonwealth writers. Eligibility was expanded in 2014 to all novels in English published in the UK.

  • When the government keeps track of your dreams May 21, 2021 11:10 AM IST

    When the government keeps track of your dreams

    Ismail Kadare’s 'The Palace of Dreams' is an allegory of a totalitarian state that examines the dreams of every citizen. It’s both an murky mirror of former circumstances and a far-seeing fable of mass surveillance.

  • Is there a glut of literature festivals in India? Jan 24, 2014 04:31 PM IST

    Is there a glut of literature festivals in India?

    It is important to have such festivals around the country because it gives everyone access to such events

  • Oscar, Booker winning author Ruth Jhabvala dies at 85 Apr 04, 2013 09:40 AM IST

    Oscar, Booker winning author Ruth Jhabvala dies at 85

    German-born screenwriter and novelist Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, the only person to win both an Oscar and a Booker prize and lived in Delhi for 25 years, died on Wednesday.

  • 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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