Karachi Literature Festival begins

Pakistani authors Intizar Hussain, Bilal Tanweer, H.M. Naqvi and Indian authors Nayantara Sahgal and Arshia Sattar would be part of the Karachi Literature Festival that begins today (Friday).

Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Sudhir Chaudhary talks about Urdu language

On the second day of the ongoing Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2015, Sudhir Chaudhary talked about Urdu language.

Dr Subhash Chandra, Vasundhara Raje inaugurate Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2015

The eight edition of ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival has been inaugurated today by Dr Subhash Chandra, Chairman, Essel Group, and Vasundhara Raje, Chief Minister of Rajasthan amidst the cream of literary minds, joining hands together for a healthy debate and enriching discussion.

BBV: Sneak peek into Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2015

Zee Jaipur Literature Festival (ZJLF) 2015 will begin on Wednesday, January 21. The ZJLF is being held on the same dates as the Zee Cine-Lit Festival (ZCLF) from January 21-25. Watch who all will make it to the festival this time.

Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2015 begins Wednesday

Zee Jaipur Literature Festival (ZJLF) will begin on Wednesday, January 21. The ZJLF is being held on the same dates as the Zee Cine-Lit Festival (ZCLF) from January 21-25.

Fire guts Ethiopian hotel made famous by 'Scoop'

Fire has badly damaged a historic hotel in Ethiopia`s capital made famous as the setting for Evelyn Waugh`s 1938 satirical novel "Scoop".

Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival to start from Jan 14

There is a reason to smile and read more this month, as the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival (AKLF) is ready to kick start this month from from 14th-18th January 2015.

Baichung Bhutia conferred honourary degree by Jadavpur University
Baichung Bhutia conferred honourary degree by Jadavpur University

In recognition of his contribution to Indian football, former captain Baichung Bhutia has been conferred with a honourary degree in literature by the prestigious Jadavpur University.

Scientist Jayant Narlikar gets Sahitya Akademi Award

Astrophysicist Jayant V. Narlikar was Friday conferred the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award for his autobiography.

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.