A copy of the first edition of “One Hundred Years of Solitude”, with a dedication by its Nobel prize-winning writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, was stolen from the Macondo pavilion at the International Book Fair in Colombia's capital Bogota, the event's organisers confirmed.
First edition of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’ stolen
The first edition copy of late Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez's most acclaimed book ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’ was stolen from international book fair of Bogota on Sunday, said copy owner Alvaro Castillo Granada.
JK Rowling apologises for 'killing' Fred from 'Harry Potter'
The `Harry Potter` saga author JK Rowling has aplogised to the fans for killing one of the Weasley twins - Fred.
British crime fiction writer Ruth Rendell dies
British crime fiction writer Ruth Rendell, author of more than 60 bestselling thrillers, died on Saturday in London, her publisher, Penguin Random House, said. She was 85.
Rome-based author Kaushik Barua's fiction on social media obsessions
After winning the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar for his debut novel "Windhorse", author Kaushik Barua is ready with his second fiction "No Direction Rome."
The P.G. Wodehouse of medicine!
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Satyajit Ray's 94th birth anniversary celebrated with a special notebook
A notebook dedicated to the works of the maestro was launched today to mark Satyajit Ray's 95th birth anniversary today.
Chetan Bhagat agrees in HC to change setting of 'Half Girlfriend'
Novelist Chetan Bhagat today told Delhi High Court that he will change the objectionable words allegedly used in his bestselling novel 'Half Girlfriend' which had portrayed a royal family from Bihar as alcoholics and gamblers.
Won't change my writing style for Bollywood: Chetan Bhagat
His books have found visual translation in Hindi movies, but author Chetan Bhagat remains unstirred by the glitz and glamour of the tinsel town and says he won't change his style of writing to suit Bollywood's sensibilities.
Of economic inequality and homelessness
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A former model, journo and editor of some of the most revered celebrity and gossip magazines, Shobha De is a prominent author and high-flying socialite (just like many of the leading female characters in her books). Erotic, provocative and sometimes even thought provoking, Shobha De’s writing style is signature, fierce and individualistic and is not restricted to the bounds of literary decorum and norms.