Amitav Ghosh among 10 finalists for International Booker prize

Amitav Ghosh today emerged as the only Indian author among 10 finalists for this year's Man Booker International Prize for his contribution to the English language writing.

Indian-origin author attacked for praising Salman Rushdie

An Indian-origin author in South Africa has paid the price for praising controversial writer Salman Rushdie.

Author Swati Tiwari gets award for book on gas tragedy victims

Noted Hindi writer Dr Swati Tiwari has received the 'National Ladli Media and Advertising Award for Gender Sensitivity' for her book on the lives of widows of the Bhopal gas tragedy.

GRR Martin to skip Comic Con to finish next 'GOT' book

"Game of Thrones" author GRR Martin is skipping the World Fantasy Convention and Comic-Con fan event this year to focus on finishing "The Winds of Winter".

J.K. Rowling cried after watching 'The Casual Vacancy' finale on BBC
J.K. Rowling cried after watching 'The Casual Vacancy' finale on BBC

 J.K. Rowling got emotional when she saw the finale of the BBC adaptation of her novel ' The Casual Vacancy' on BBC One.

Jeffrey Archer wants to work with Indian producers
Jeffrey Archer wants to work with Indian producers

Noted author and former politician Jeffrey Archer is in the country to launch his latest, 'Mightier than the Sword', the fifth in the Clifton Chronicles series. The renowned author in an interview with a leading daily revealed that nine of the chapters in his latest offing are set in the city of Mumbai.

Versatile Ranbir Kapoor says no to writing
Versatile Ranbir Kapoor says no to writing

 Actor Ranbir Kapoor may have charmed his way to climb up the ladder of stardom with his looks and acting prowess, but there are some things that even he shies away from doing.

Jeffrey Archer to visit India in March

British author Jeffrey Archer will give the capital a miss when he heads out for a five-city tour of India to promote his new book in March, his publishers said Friday.

Tommy Hilfiger writing a memoir

Ace fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger is working on a memoir.

Wrote Ibis trilogy to spend more time with characters: Amitav Ghosh

Eminent Indian-American novelist Amitav Ghosh has said that he decided to make the 'Sea of Poppies' into the Ibis trilogy because he wanted to spend more time with the characters of his book.

Zee Jaipur Lit Fest: Everyone in Hazare's 'pathshala' officially placed, says Chetan Bhagat

Author Chetan Bhagat who has been active on the social media in analysing political developments today said the 'class of Anna Hazare' has now got full placement!

Will soon write a novel on women: Chetan Bhagat

Author Chetan Bhagat Saturday said that he will soon pen a novel which would centre around women as he feels that they have not been able to get the pride of the place they deserve.

Poets are world's unacknowledged legislators: Vijay Shesadri

For Pulitzer winner Vijay Shesadri all poets, be it medieval era saint poet Kabir or the English dramatist Shakespeare, have transformed the world one way or the other and continue to be its unacknowledged legislators.

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

The eight edition of ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival has kicked off today with the cream of literary sphere joining hands together for a healthy debate and enriching discussion. The five day long festival has now been made world’s largest free literary festival.

SRK showed enthusiasm for graphic novel 'Atharva - The Origin': Author

Bollywood 'Baadshah' Shah Rukh Khan, who will be seen in the title role in upcoming graphic novel "Atharva - The Origin", instantly agreed to be part of the project and that too with a lot of enthusiasm, says its author Ramesh Thamilmani.

Charlie Hebdo attack: Salman Rushdie defends absolute right of free speech
Charlie Hebdo attack: Salman Rushdie defends absolute right of free speech

Author Salman Rushdie, who lived for years under a death threat after his 1988 book "The Satanic Verses" drew the wrath of Iranian religious leaders, is defending the absolute right of free speech.

'Gone Girl' author Gillian Flynn hints at sequel possibility

Author Gillian Flynn, who wrote 'Gone Girl' and worked on the screen adaptation of the novel, has hinted at the possibility of the sequel.

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.

'Reboot 100': Chetan Bhagat's 100-day fitness challenge
'Reboot 100': Chetan Bhagat's 100-day fitness challenge

Author Chetan Bhagat, who tried his hand at screenplay writing with Salman Khan-starrer "Kick", is all set to motivate and inspire people to be 'Fit for Life' through a fitness challenge.

Greek writer Menis Koumandareas found apparently murdered

Acclaimed Greek author Menis Koumandareas was found apparently murdered today in his central Athens home, authorities said.