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Children's book writer Kamala Laxman dead

Kamala Laxman well-known author of children's books passed away on Saturday evening

Press Modi on India's growing intolerance: authors to Cameron

Press Modi on India's growing intolerance: authors to Cameron

Over 200 prominent authors including Salman Rushdie have asked British Prime Minister David Cameron to raise the issue of "rising climate of fear" and "growing intolerance" in India with counterpart Narendra Modi, in second letter from the PEN International in less than a month.

Marathi writer returns awards to protest 'intolerance'

 Noted Marathi writer Pradnya Pawar today said she was returning all her literary awards and prize money totaling Rs 1.13 lakh to the state government to protest the "culture of intolerance" in the country today.

Salman Rushdie backs authors, 12 more return Sahitya Akademi awards

Salman Rushdie backs authors, 12 more return Sahitya Akademi awards

Booker Prize winning author Salman Rushdie on Monday joined the growing chorus of protests by writers and poets against spread of "communal poison" and "rising intolerance" in the country even as 12 more authors decided to return their Sahitya Akademi awards.

Amazon to pay self-published authors based on pages read

It could soon pay more to write lengthier books, if you are an author self-publishing on Amazon.com Inc`s Kindle ebook platform.

Hachette seeks Amazon terms that `value` partners

French publishing giant Hachette said Wednesday it wants to make peace with online retail titan Amazon, but on terms that "value" the role of authors and their publishers.