Novelist Current Affairs - 2019

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Renowned British Novelist Peter Dickinson passes away

Renowned British Novelist Peter Dickinson passed away in Winchester, Hampshire. He was 88. He was a prolific novelist best known for children’s books and detective stories. He was the first author to receive twice the prestigious Carnegie medal in 1979 and 19080 awarded annually by librarians for the outstanding new children’s book in Britain. About Read More…

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Acclaimed Egyptian novelist Gamal al-Ghitani passes away

Acclaimed Egyptian novelist and journalist Gamal al-Ghitani passed away in Cairo, Egypt. He was 70. He was one of the greatest Egyptian authors of historical and political novels and cultural and political commentaries. About Gamal al-Ghitani Ghitani was born on 9 May 1945 in Gihena, Egypt. He had started his writing career at a very Read More…

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Renowned Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell passes away

Renowned and bestselling Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell passed away in Gothenburg, Swedan. He was 67. He was best known for a series of mystery crime novels starring his most noted fictional creation Inspector Kurt Wallander. About Henning Mankell Henning Mankell was born on 3 February 1948 in Stockholm, Sweden. Apart from being crime writer Read More…

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Novelist Jackie Collins passes away

British-American romance novelist Jackie Collins passed away on 19 September 2015 in California, United States. She was 77 and died due to stage 4 breast cancer. About Jackie Collins Jacqueline Jill “Jackie” Collins was born on October 4, 1937 in London, England. She was the younger sister of actress Joan Collins. In her four decades Read More…

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Indian-origin author Sunjeev Sahota shortlisted for 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction

Indian-origin author Sunjeev Sahota has been short-listed for the prestigious 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Sunjeev Sahota’s novel The Year of the Runaways has been shortlisted which deals with the life experience of illegal immigrants from the Indian subcontinent in Britain. He is among the 6 authors who have been short-listed for this edition Read More…

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Acclaimed US novelist EL Doctorow passes away

Acclaimed United States novelist Edgar Lawrence Doctorow passed away in New York due to lung cancer. He was 84. His works was known for historical fiction i.e. re-imagination of the American experience and placing fictional characters in recognisable historical contexts and was famous for his novels Ragtime and Billy Bathgate. About Edgar Lawrence Doctorow EL Read More…

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Acclaimed Pakistani Urdu novelist Abdullah Hussain passes away

Acclaimed Pakistani Urdu novelist Abdullah Hussain passed away in Lahore due to blood cancer. He was 84. He had received worldwide fame after the publication of his masterpiece Urdu novel and greatest contemporary works of Urdu fiction Udas Naslain in 1964. UNESCO had published a translation of this novel called The Weary Generations. He was Read More…

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