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Remember the grammatical error on Donald Trump Jr’s book cover? It has been sneakily corrected

July 30, 2020 2:50:05 pm

It was the positioning of the apostrophe in the subtitle that had drawn criticism from people on social media. It has now been changed

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Authors write open letter opposing Saudi Arabia’s bid to host World Science Fiction Convention

July 29, 2020 1:26:42 pm

The authors have maintained that "the Saudi regime is antithetical to everything SFF stands for"

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Avni Doshi, an Indian-origin author, on 2020 Booker Prize longlist for debut novel

July 28, 2020 6:50:48 pm

The 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction was won jointly by 'The Testaments' by Margaret Atwood and 'Girl, Woman, Other' by Bernardine Evaristo. First awarded in 1969, the Booker Prize is recognised as the leading prize for literary fiction written in English

‘Lockdown forced us to look at ourselves in the mirror and finally meet who we truly are’

July 28, 2020 5:05:03 pm

Writer-producer Gayatri Gill on weaving tales set during the lockdown in her debut fiction and what it exposed about our homes and families.

Booker longlist 2020: Hilary Mantel up for third time, Avni Doshi’s Burnt Sugar makes the cut

July 28, 2020 11:24:23 am

These 13 novels have been chosen from 162 novels. The shortlist of six books will be announced on September 15, and the winner in November

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Mira Nair’s BBC series A Suitable Boy premieres: What is the Vikram Seth novel about?

July 27, 2020 7:14:48 pm

Published in 1993 and running for 1,349 pages, the book is considered to be one of the longest novels

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Kubbra Sait to come out with memoir in 2021

July 27, 2020 7:07:06 pm

In her memoir, she shares stories from her life to show that the road to success is never easy and also offers inspirational advice to others. Kubbra says this project is the "best thing to happen to me during the lockdown".

Four-year-old lands book deal; creates record

July 27, 2020 5:58:18 pm

This makes him one of the youngest to land a book deal. “I like writing poems especially about nature. I feel happy that my poems will be in a book,” he said

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle not interviewed for the book ‘Finding Freedom’

July 26, 2020 6:12:49 pm

A statement put out by a spokesperson for the Sussexes -- who now reside in California -- stated that they were not interviewed for the book. 

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Periyar’s book of poems now in Hindi

July 23, 2020 5:15:39 pm

The books Dharm aur Vishwadrishti and Sachchi Ramayan, originally written in Tamil, are among the first publications by the group after the coronavirus induced lockdown in March.

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Author out of Top 10 after buying 400 copies of his own book

July 23, 2020 2:02:18 pm

The result came up after Nielsen BookScan, book sales monitor, Mark examined Dawson's case prompted by the author's admission in a podcast that he had placed an order for his own book

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Shilpa Shetty is reading Ikigai. Find out what the book is about

July 22, 2020 5:57:12 pm

After sharing, the actor said the book inspired her, as did philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche's quote, "He who has a why to live can bear almost any how."

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Behind the Scenes: Illustrating a Sudha Murthy book

July 21, 2020 1:56:40 pm

Visual artist Priyanka Pachpande researched a variety of Indian fabrics to illustrate How the Onion Got Its Layers.

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Tisca Chopra to write book on menstrual health

July 19, 2020 1:07:29 pm

Aimed at readers within the age group of 9 and 13, the book will address the slippery slope of growing up through anecdotes, honest insights and observations.

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Amid controversy, JK Rowling’s book sales dip in June

July 19, 2020 11:22:38 am

At the beginning of the year there was a rise which staggered during the month of June even though sale of fiction books has been been on the rise as compared to May.

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What hopes and impediments punctuate the NE-mainland roadmap

July 19, 2020 7:00:20 am

Sanjib Baruah's new book is a sensitive, contextual analysis of the politics and power relations that govern the Northeast’s relationship with the mainland

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Why Megha Majumdar’s much talked about debut novel fails to live up to its promise

July 20, 2020 2:56:59 pm

The silences and erasures of A Burning make it a watered-down 'new India' novel

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‘My engagement with gender and caste comes from my experience as a woman in an upper-caste household’

July 19, 2020 9:28:02 am

The Great Indian Tee and Snakes writer Kritika Pandey on winning the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2020 and how she came to writing

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New book documents pandemic through poetry

July 18, 2020 11:57:39 am

The poetic record of these rather strange times include contributions by Vijay Seshadri, Grace Cavalieri, Arundhati Subramaniam, George Szirtes, Chandrakant Patil, Anamika, Francis Combes, Rafael Soler, Jerry Pinto and Ashok Vajpayee.

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Donald Trump’s niece’s book sells close to a million copies on first day

July 17, 2020 2:15:59 pm

On Tuesday, which was the first day of sale, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, sold nearly a million copies

Narendra Modi urges youngsters to read Tirukkural; what is the book about?

July 17, 2020 2:56:44 pm

Translated as Sacred Verses in English, Tirukkuṛaḷ was first published in English in 1840. It consists of 1,330 short couplets, each of seven words known as Kurals.

Roli Books to publish Kobad Ghandy’s memoir in 2021

July 16, 2020 7:00:12 pm

Ghandy was imprisoned in various jails around India for 10 years for charges ranging from sedition to those under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

Penguin joins hands with Fitzcarraldo Editions and Sourcebooks

July 16, 2020 3:24:34 pm

Penguin Random House India, touted to be the largest English language trade publisher in the subcontinent, publishes over 250 new titles every year.

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Bird Box author to come up with sequel

July 16, 2020 1:34:31 pm

The sequel, titled Malorie, like the protagonist, will be out on July 21, and as the name suggests will focus on the character

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Archie Comics to publish comic books based on Stan Lee superheroes

July 16, 2020 12:00:56 pm

To do this, Genius Brands International and Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment have collaborated and launcheded a Stan Lee Universe