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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.