Month: November 2020

Jenny Bhatt I Aimed to Stay True to the Writer’s Intention

Jenny Bhatt: I Aimed to Stay True to the Writer’s Intention

Reading Time: 5 minutes India is a country of vast cultural and varied heritage, and literature is no exception. Legendary authors of numerous Indian languages are an integral part of this culture. While they are iconic in their own regard, the world needs to explore their fabulous works, and the translation is probably the only solution. One of the …

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Warwick Prize for Women in Translation 2020 Announced

Reading Time: 2 minutes The award season is still going strong, with yet another important award coming out. The results for Warwick Prize for Women in Translation 2020 came out on Thursday. Nino Haratischvili’s The Eighth Life, translated by Charlotte Collins and Ruth Martin, is the winner. The longlist for the WPWT 2020 came out on October 27, and …

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Principles of Prediction by Anushka Jasraj Up for Pre-Order

Reading Time: 2 minutes Two-time Commonwealth Short Story Prize winner, Anushka Jasraj’s first book, Principles of Prediction is up for pre-order on Amazon. The book is a collection of short stories and will launch on November 30. Westland’s new literary imprint, Context will publish Jasraj’s book. Principles of Prediction is Jasraj’s first collection of short stories. However, there’s already …

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Costa Book Awards 2020 Shortlist Out, Winners to be Declared on Jan 04

Costa Book Awards 2020 Shortlist Out, Winners to be Declared on Jan 04

Reading Time: 2 minutes Shortlist for the 2020 Costa Book Awards is out, and the winners will be declared on January 04, 2021. The prestigious prize is awarded in five categories – First Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry, and Children’s Book. The Costa Book Awards, established in 1971, celebrates the most enjoyable books penned by writers from the UK and …

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Supriya Sehgal Wins Valley of Words Book Awards 2020

Supriya Sehgal Wins Valley of Words Book Awards 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Indian travel writer Supriya Sehgal has won the Valley of Words Book Award 2020 for her book A Tigress Called Machhli. The book, published by Hachette India, has won the award in the Young Adult category. Supriya Sehgal is a renowned international traveler and is the author of several books related to traveling in India. …

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Annie Zaidi Wins the Fiction Book of the Year 2020 at Tata Lit Live! Awards tata literature live

Annie Zaidi Wins the Fiction Book of the Year 2020 at Tata Lit Live! Awards

Reading Time: 2 minutes Renowned Indian author Annie Zaidi has won the Fiction Book of the Year 2020 for “Prelude to A Riot” at the Tata Literature Live! Awards. The awards ceremony took place via a digital event in lieu of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Aleph Book Company published the novel in September 2019. Annie Zaidi is a renowned …

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Sons of Fortune – Jeffrey Archer – Book Review

Sons of Fortune – Jeffrey Archer – Book Review

Reading Time: 5 minutes Jeffrey Archer is one of the most popular authors alive, with hundreds of millions of copies sold around the world. However, I haven’t had a chance to get my hands on his works until recently. That said, I’d heard high praises for him from my colleagues and friends. Hence, I always had an interest in …

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Douglas Stuart Wins the 2020 Booker Prize

Reading Time: 2 minutes Scottish author Douglas Stuart has won the 2020 Booker Prize for his novel Shuggie Bain. The selected novel was Stuart’s first published novel, a story of a young boy trying to break free from his turbulent life in Glasgow of the 1980s. The award was announced on Thursday, November 2020, in a digital event. The …

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Winners of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize 2020 Announced

Winners of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize 2020 Announced

Reading Time: 2 minutes No matter how crazy the year 2020 was, the annual literary awards season is pretty much alive and kicking. Following the trend, the winners of Dayton Literary Peace Prize 2020 have also been declared. Legendary Canadian writer Margaret Atwood won The Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguish Achievement Award for this year. Alice Hoffman and Chanel …

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Andrew Carnegie Medals Shortlist for 2021 Announced

Andrew Carnegie Medals Shortlist for 2021 Announced

Reading Time: 2 minutes The shortlist for the prestigious Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Non-Fiction is out. For the 2020 edition of the award, three books for both, fiction and non-fiction have been selected. The shortlist also includes the Kolkata born Megha Majumdar, for her debut novel, A Burning. The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in …

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After a Children’s Book Club, Marcus Rashford to Write a Book

After a Children’s Book Club, Marcus Rashford to Write a Book

Reading Time: 2 minutes England national and Manchester United player Marcus Rashford has partnered with Macmillan Children’s Book to launch a children’s book club. According to a report by Sky News, the partnership will allow children to experience the escapism of reading, promoting reading and literacy among young minds. Rashford has been quite vocal about the welfare of children …

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‘The Khalistan Conspiracy’ by GBS Sidhu to Launch on Nov 19

‘The Khalistan Conspiracy’ by GBS Sidhu to Launch on Nov 19

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Khalistan Conspiracy, a book detailing the lead-up to the dreadful events of 1984, will launch on November 19. The book, written by former R&AW Special Secretary GBS Sidhu and published by HarperCollins India, will be released via a digital launch on Zoom. The panel for the launch event includes retired IIM Ahmedabad Professor Jagdeep …

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JK Rowling’s New Book, The Ickabog Released on Tuesday childrens book harry potter series

JK Rowling’s New Book, The Ickabog Released on Tuesday

Reading Time: 2 minutes Celebrated author JK Rowling’s latest book, The Ickabog, goes on sale today. In her tweet following the launch, JK Rowling said that she will donate the royalties from the book to her charitable trust, Volant, to support vulnerable groups affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic. The Ickabog is another fairy tale from JK Rowling, often regarded …

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Westland to Publish Former Actress Sameera Reddy’s Debut Book on mental health and body positivity

Westland to Publish Former Actress Sameera Reddy’s Debut Book

Reading Time: 2 minutes Amazon-backed Westland Books has acquired the rights to publish former actress/model Sameera Reddy’s new book. According to the official tweet, in her very first work, Reddy will discuss body positivity and mental health. Sameera Reddy was one of the most popular Indian actresses in the first decade of the 21st century. Having worked with famous …

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Rupa to Launch Book on 26/11 Mumbai Attacks by Ex-MARCOS

Reading Time: 2 minutes Leading Indian book publishing house, Rupa Publications, announced today that has published a book on the 26/11 Mumbai Attacks. The book, 26/11 Braveheart, is written by ex-marine commando Praveen Kumar Teotia and will be up for sale from November 10. The book is a minute-by-minute account of the dreadful night of 26th November 2008, when …

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Pandemonium The Great Indian Banking Tragedy

Tamal Bandyopadhyay’s Pandemonium: The Great Indian Banking Tragedy to Launch on Nov 10

Reading Time: 2 minutes Indian trade publishing house Roli Books announced on Tuesday that they will launch Tamal Bandyopadhyay’s Pandemonium: The Great Indian Banking Tragedy on November 10. In the official tweet, Roli Books informed that the launch will happen in a live event at 5 pm. The event will be streaming on LinkedIn, YouTube, and Facebook. In the …

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Aravind Adiga’s AMNESTY Longlisted for TATA Literature Live Book of the Year Award

Aravind Adiga’s AMNESTY Longlisted for TATA Literature Live Book of the Year Award

Reading Time: 2 minutes Booker Prize laureate Aravind Adiga’s latest novel AMNESTY has been longlisted for the TATA Literature Live Book of the Year Award 2020. AMNESTY is Adiga’s fourth novel after The White Tiger, Between the Assassinations, and Selection Day. The TLL Book of the Year Award for Fiction, to be declared on November 22, includes six novels …

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Penguin India to Publish ‘Till We Win’, an Account of India’s Fight Against COVID19

Penguin India to Publish ‘Till We Win’, an Account of India’s Fight Against COVID19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Premier publishing company Penguin India has announced that they will be publishing Till We Win. The book will be an account of India’s fight against COVID19, co-written by Dr. Randeep Guleria, Dr. Gagandeep Kang, and Dr. Chandrakant Lahariya. According to Penguin India’s official tweet, the book will reflect on how to deal with the pandemic …

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Amod Kanth’s Khaki in Dust Storm Up for Pre-Order

Amod Kanth’s Khaki in Dust Storm Up for Pre-Order

Reading Time: 2 minutes Former police officer and social activist Amod Kanth’s first book, Khaki in Dust Storm is up for pre-order on Amazon. As per a tweet by the publishers, Bloomsbury India, the book covers the dark sides of Indian politics between the 1980s-1990s. The book deals with divisive communal politics and political assassinations during the last two …

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