I did not criticise Islam in 'Lajja': Taslima Nasrin

Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasrin says she did not criticise Islam in her controversial novel 'Lajja' and the fatwa against her is because of her criticism of the religion in many of her other books.

Universal acquires rights to 'Let It Snow' story

Universal has acquired the film rights to short story collection 'Let it Snow'.

Hrithik Roshan to pen book on fitness?
Hrithik Roshan to pen book on fitness?

Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan's obsession for fitness is not a secret. If reports anything to go by, then the actor has decided to take his fixation forward and is all set to pen his thoughts on fitness.

NY author, Rockefeller speechwriter Persico dies

A best-selling author, historian and speechwriter for then-New York Governor Nelson A Rockefeller has died. Joseph Persico was 84.

'The Unwanted Shadow' book review: Short, crisp and thrilling

By Aparna Mudi

Thrillers by modern Indian writers leave me sceptical. It is not everyday that you actually find one that is gripping.

When I need a new kick, I`ll consider direction: Chetan Bhagat

Author Chetan Bhagat, who tried his hand at screenplay writing with the Salman Khan-starrer `Kick`, says he may try donning the director`s hat when he needs a new `kick` in life.

Chetan Bhagat`s `Half Girlfriend` becomes butt of jokes on Twitter!

Popular Indian author Chetan Bhagat is back with his new book titled `Half Girlfriend` and announced the same on Twitter a couple of days ago.

`Where the Heart Is` author Billie Letts dies

Best-selling author Billie Letts has died at an Oklahoma hospital.

GRR Martin upset with fans speculating on his death

He may kill popular characters in `Game of Thrones` (GOT) with ease but author GRR Martin finds it offensive when `GOT` fans speculate whether he will be able to finish the hugely popular story before his death.

`Gravity` author Tess Gerritsen sues Warner Bros

Author Tess Gerritsen has sued Warner Bros for USD 10 million, claiming the studio based the story from their blockbuster `Gravity` from her novel of the same name and never gave her credit for it.

Oprah Winfrey to pay tribute to Maya Angelou

Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey will air a night-long tribute to the late Maya Angelou. Winfrey`s channel has altered its regular schedule to mark the passing of the acclaimed author, who died at the age of 86 earlier in the week, reportedly.

Author Rana Dasgupta in French daily`s top 70 global list

Author Rana Dasgupta is among 70 global personalities who are expected to shape tomorrow`s world according to French newspaper Le Monde.

Dusty home town remembers Garcia Marquez with plenty of rum

In his sleepy, tropical home town, the people who knew the late Nobel-winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez as a child are greeting his death with warm memories and hope. 

Nobel winner Garcia Marquez, master of magical realism, dies at 87

Tributes poured in following his death.
"The world has lost one of its greatest visionary writers - and one of my favorites from the time I was young," said U.S. President Barack Obama.

Friends, family, admirers bid goodbye to Khushwant Singh

Prolific author and journalist Khushwant Singh`s body was consigned to flames on Thursday at the Dayanand Mukthidham electric crematorium.

Best-selling author Elmore Leonard dies at 87

Elmore Leonard, a former adman who later became one of America`s foremost crime writers, has died. He was 87.

`Modi ideologically hawkish but economically opportunistic`

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is "ideologically hawkish, but economically opportunistic", a noted American scholar writes in a new book.

Tom Cruise took author`s blessing for `Jack Reacher`

Actor Tom Cruise, who will next be seen in the action-packed film `Jack Reacher`, based on the bestselling novel by Lee Child, says he sought the writer`s blessing before taking on the project.

Nicki Minaj wants to be an author

Rapper Nicki Minaj who owns a range of nail polish and a shade of M.A.C lipstick now wants to be an author.

Kate Middleton related to author Jane Austen

Prince William`s bride Kate Middleton is a distant relation of British novelist Jane Austen, genealogy website Ancestry.com said on Tuesday.