Soviet `angry young poet` Yevtushenko hospitalised


Moscow: Russian non-conformist poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, who achieved rock star fame during the Soviet era, was hospitalised Sunday after suffering a fall.

International literary gathering at New Zealand's City of Literature

An international conference on literary culture will be organised in New Zealand's southern city of Dunedin to celebrate its designation as a Unesco City of Literature, Mayor Dave Cull announced Tuesday.

Indian-origin writer finalists for US literary award

An Indian-origin writer is among the finalists for one of the most prestigious US literary award for his non-fiction book set in war-torn Afghanistan.

Vayalar award for K.R. Meera

 Former journalist K.R. Meera, 44, has bagged the Vayalar Rama Varma Award, the most prestigious literary award in Kerala.

An insight into Nobel laureate Jean Patrick Modiano's world

Noted author Jean Patrick Modiano became the 11th French writer to be conferred with the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature. Peter Englund, the Nobel Academy's permanent secretary, announced Modiano's name in a short ceremony at Stockholm on Thursday.

Neel Mukherjee's novel in Booker Prize shortlist

Kolkata-born British author Neel Mukherjee's latest novel 'The Lives of Others', set in troubled Bengal of the 1960s and centres around a dysfunctional family, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Booker Prize 2014, in its debut as a global literary award.

Humour, wit find space in civil servant's book

One would expect a civil servant to write about grim, political issues, but Vivek Atray preferred to use "intelligent humour" to tell a tale, as he feels this genre is extremely challenging and excites him the most.

Nobel prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer dies at 90

The South African Nobel-prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer, one of the literary world`s most strongest person who raised her voice against apartheid, has died at the age of 90.

Computer algorithms to produce literature?

Philip M Parker has developed a series of computer algorithms that could automatically generate books, crossword puzzles, articles and even poetry.

Children learning more of English, says Javed Akhtar

Javed Akhtar says that children from the middle class are learning English at the "cost of vernacular languages".

Original text of Tagore`s Nobel nomination on display

Commemorating the completion of hundred years of Rabindranath Tagore`s winning the Nobel prize in Literature, the original text of his nomination for the prestigious award was displayed publicly in India for the first time.

Pro-Maoist literature seized from coaching centre in TN

Pro-Maoist literature wasseized from a coaching centre for competitive examinations ata remote village in the district, police said on Wednesday.

Putin to take up literature, sports after quitting politics

Literature, sports, jurisprudence and public projects will top the list of Vladimir Putin`s interests when he decides to quit politics, the Russian president said.

Change is Upon Us

Here’s capturing how writers have treated the only constant in life – change.

Biennale has given global platform for Indian artists

Well known Malayalam film director Adoor Gopalakrishnan and noted writer Sethu have urged the government to lend financial support to the Kochi Muziris Biennale, which has given a global platform for several Indian artists.

Porn star Kayden Kross switches time between adult films and literature

Porn star Kayden Kross has revealed that she spends her spare time between sex scenes by reading novels of David Foster Wallace or short stories of Amy Hempel.

`Cinema, literature on a par, building new synergy`

Cinema adaptations of novels are a challenge and helps forge new synergy between the screen and literature.

Richness of our language getting lost: Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan hopes to restore the charm of literature by opening a museum to store noted writer Harivansh Rai Bachchan`s works.

MP Christians demand ban on objectionable literature in Mandla

A Christian organisation here on Tuesday
demanded stopping distribution of pamphlets portraying the
community in poor light in Mandla, where a three-day Hindu
Samajik Kumbh will begin on February 10.

Diana`s notes `show her interest in literature`

Diana's scribbled notes on Shakespeare reveal her interest in literature.