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GRR Martin upset with fans speculating on his death

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 10:14

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

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 11:37

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

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 09:02

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.

Species go extinct far faster than before: Study

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 03:15

Species of plants and animals are becoming extinct at least 1,000 times faster than they did before humans arrived on the scene, and the world is on the brink of a sixth great extinction, a new study says.

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 14:23

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

Google Doodle celebrates environmentalist author Rachel Louise Carson`s 107th Birthday

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 09:14

Google today celebrates the 107th birthday of Rachel Louise Carson, an American marine biologist and conservationist. Visitors on Google will be welcomed with a beautiful illustration which is celebratory of her life, achievements and contributions to marine biology and ecology.

Indian-American author pleads guilty in Senate campaign scheme

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 13:05

Conservative Indian-American author and filmmaker Dinesh D`Souza, who has been critical of President Barack Obama through his works, pleaded guilty before a US court to violating election campaign law by making illegal contributions to a Senate campaign.

Dusty home town remembers Garcia Marquez with plenty of rum

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 06:42

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

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 10:15

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

Last Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 23:44

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

President condoles author Rajendra Yadav`s death

Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 11:39

President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday condoled the death of Hindi author Rajendra Yadav and said that the literary world has lost a creative genius.

`Slumdog Millionaire` author to carry Torch of Unity

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 14:02

Vikas Swarup, an Indian diplomat and author of international bestseller `Q & A`, which was adapted into the award-winning `Slumdog Millionaire`, will be joined by 100 children for the launch of a Britain-based NGO, The Unity of Faiths Foundation (TUFF), Sep 27.