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Indian-American Author Akhil Sharma wins 2016 International Dublin Literary Award

Indian American author Akhil Sharma won the prestigious 2016 International Dublin Literary Award for his semi-autobiographical novel “Family Life.” His novel was shortlisted out of an initial 160 nominations by a panel of judges of award that included novelists Ian Sansom, Juan Pablo Villalobos and Carlo Gebler. Family Life is Sharma’s second novel and took Read More…

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Renowned British author Anita Brookner passes away

Renowned British author and art historian Anita Brookner passed away. She was 87. Brookner had won the Booker in 1984 for her novel Hotel du Lac and was a bestselling author who had written around 25 books. About Anita Brookner Born on 16 July 1928 in London, United Kingdom. She was the first woman to Read More…

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Italian writer and philosopher Umberto Eco passes away

Italian writer and philosopher Umberto Eco passed away in Milan, Italy at the age of 84 years. He was best known for his historical mystery novel ‘The Name of the Rose’, which was adapted into a film in 1989 starring Scottish actor Sean Connery. About Umberto Eco Eco was born in Alessandria, northern Italy in Read More…

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Noted Hindi writer and journalist Ravindra Kalia passes away

Noted Hindi writer and journalist Ravindra Kalia passed away in New Delhi after suffering from liver cirrhosis. He was 78. He was known for his works like Ghalib Chutti Sharab and Nau Saal Chotti Patni. He had served as Director of Bharatiya Jnanpith. About Ravindra Kalia Ravindra Kalia was born on November 11, 1938 in Read More…

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Renowned American Science-fiction writer George Clayton Johnson passes away

Renowned American science-fiction writer George Clayton Johnson passed away in Los Angeles, US. He was 86. He was best known for dystopian novel Logan’s Run, which adapted into a 1976 film starring Michael York and was nominated for two Oscars. About George Clayton Johnson Johnson was born on July 10, 1929 in Cheyenne, United States. Read More…

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Salman Rushdie awarded 2015 Mailer Prize for Lifetime Achievement

India-born author Salman Rushdie has been awarded the prestigious 2015 Mailer Prize for Lifetime Achievement. He has been bestowed with this award for fully exercising his freedom of creativity and thrived on dialogue and debate. He was presented with this award by Laurie Anderson at a ceremony held at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York Read More…

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Noted Children’s Book Writer Kamala Laxman passes away

A noted writer of children’s books Kamala Laxman passed away on 14 November 2015 in Pune. She was 90. She was widow of legendary cartoonist R K Laxman who was best known for his creation The Common Man for his daily cartoon strip You Said It in the daily The Times of India. About Kamala Laxman Read More…

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