One of the most celebrated visionary writers of all time Gabriel Garcia Marquez died a quiet death in Mexico city where he was admitted with pneumonia.
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.
John Buchan, a British novelist, started his career in law, then immediately moved on to politics and later became Governor General Of Canada. A spy thriller, ‘The Thirty-nine Steps’ written just before the outbreak of World War I, was considered his best novel.
Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.
- Jane Austen
MGR was a difficult man to understand, says author Shrikanth Veeravalli, in his first book.
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, who passed away this year and is the writer of much acclaimed film `Shakespeare Wallah` starring Shashi Kapoor, was remembered at the ongoing International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here.
Konkani is one of the smaller Indian languages, spoken mainly on the Western coast of India.
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