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Poets capture spirit of farm struggle
More than 200 poems on stir put online Punjabi poetry lighting the flame of “never say die spirit of our freedom movement” is best captured in Bankey Dyal’s poem ‘Pagdi Sambhal Jatta’.
An impossible situation. #NewYorkerCartoons
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Trolley Times - out now.
The first edition of bi-weekly Trolley Times has three long-form articles, features, photos, illustrations and a Hindi section for agitators from states other than Punjab.
Trans woman is first ever to win an episode of Jeopardy!: ‘I’m proud to be out and I know representation is important’
A Jeopardy! contestant is celebrating a historic win after becoming the first ever trans person to claim victory on the quiz show.
In October 2020, Lucio Chiquito submitted his PhD thesis at the age of 104. Mr Chiquito is from Medellín, Colombia. He started his PhD at the University of Manchester 77 years ago, held a successful career as an engineer throughout his life, and was the co-founder of Colombia's largest energy company. He attributes his longevity to being an avid reader, his spirituality, diet, frequent exercise, steadfast persistence and discipline.
In October 2020, Lucio Chiquito submitted his PhD thesis at the age of 104. Mr Chiquito is from Medellín, Colombia. He started his PhD at the University of Manchester 77 years ago, held a successful career as an engineer throughout his life, and was the co-founder of Colombia's largest energy compa...
100 Notable Books of Fiction from India - 2020: By The Bombay Review.
26 publication houses, 25 translations, 22 States of India, debuts/Booker shortlisted, award winners, bestselling books, important voices from independent publishers - it has been one tough compilation. Review pitches called!
2020 brings out a chorus response: Oh, what a terrible year this has been! It remains a claim undisputed in its fury and exhausted in its tone. Literature, in its characteristic ways, continued to …
That's how you plug your own book in your favorite reads list.
As 2020 comes to a close, I wanted to share my annual lists of favorites. I’ll start by sharing my favorite books this year, deliberately omitting what I think is a pretty good book – A Promised Land – by a certain 44th president. I hope you enjoy reading these as much as I did.
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Are you prepared for the storm? Looks like it's gonna be a whopper!
John le Carré, author of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, dies aged 89
Thriller writer most famous for stories of complex cold war intrigue began his career as a real-life spy in postwar Europe
#brucebanner #thehulk #celebritiesreading
Gossip, scandal and forgotten stars: 10 of the best books about film
From Peter Biskind’s account of 70s movie brats to the making of The Big Lebowski, you can now peek behind the silver screen
32 Impressive Indie Press Books from 2020 - Independent Book Review
"32 Impressive Indie Press Books from 2020" by Joe Walters is a book list of some of the most impressive independent press books from the year. It includes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and books for younger readers.
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What a lovely essay.
He invited authors and historians to the White House and had already published a best-selling memoir. That didn’t make writing his latest book, “A Promised Land,” any less of a grind.
We love their books but these letters between writers and editors showcase a dying art form
From Virginia Woolf to Hunter S Thompson, these writers and editors mastered the art of precise, witty and timelessly entertaining letter writing.
One of the most brutal rejection letters ever sent. (Meyer didn’t give up. He had multiple poetry collections published after receiving this.)
Issue 36, Year 7 released now.
A lovingly curated collection of poetry, fiction and translation.
"In November, 2016; four years ago – we ran a cover with who/what we identified as the ‘American sitcom character’. The second season of his show has been terminated and discontinued by popular vote. This year, this November; we have Kamala Harris, Vice President elect of the United States"
*Submissions open - Issue 41 (March, 2021), New Dalit Writing edition, Issue 43 - LGBTQ Vol 3 (2021) - All contributors paid.
*Creative Writing Awards and grants - deadline approaching! (Upto INR 1lac / USD 1,200 in cash awards)
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How Dating During a Pandemic Is Like Being in a Jane Austen Novel
Clever planning is involved, and courtship includes many brisk walks.
Jhumpa Lahiri on names in The Namesake - with Mira Nair - 13 years ago.
Credits - Searchlight Pictures.
One home to rule them all.
Picture: Prajai K.
There are more than six dozen calls for submissions in December. All of these are paying markets, and none charge submission fees. As always, every genre, style, and form is wanted, from short stories to poetry to essays.
There are more than six dozen calls for submissions in December. All of these are paying markets, and none charge submission fees. As always...
Elliot Page, the Oscar-nominated star of 'Juno' and current co-star of Netflix's 'The Umbrella Academy,' officially announced he is transgender & non-binary in a statement on Tuesday. Page says he will use he/him and they/them pronouns moving forward. Elliot made the announcement on his Instagram page, saying he felt 'lucky ... to have arrived at this place in my life.'
Page also thanked transgender activists for giving him the space and courage to be himself. The actor said he hoped to support other trans people as his journey continues. 'I will offer whatever support I can,' Page wrote, 'and continue to strive for a more loving and equal society.'
Hervé Le Tellier wins Goncourt Prize, France's most prestigious literary award
French author Hervé Le Tellier has been awarded the Goncourt Prize for his novel "L'Anomalie" (The Anomaly). France's top literary honour was attributed by videolink owing to the coronavirus pandemic…
'People in their 40s were crying': the sad final days of New York's coolest record store
Other Music fuelled New York’s 00s indie boom, boasting Vampire Weekend and Animal Collective among its fans. Then it closed. A new documentary tells the story of the store’s tragic demise – and its ‘terrifying’ staff
Announcement | Acquisition of three new books by Amitav Ghosh - HarperCollins Publishers India
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Best books of 2020
A teenager’s nature diary, the race for a vaccine and the return of Lyra ... books have been vital in getting us through the year. Guardian critics pick 2020’s best fiction, poetry, politics, science and more
15 years ago, I fell in love with a book, The Last Song of Dusk, by a young Indian writer Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi. I was caught by the imagistic language, the emotional truths, the ponderings of life and death, all in a riveting story. I bought copies for friends. A short while later, I met the author, Siddharth, at a fundraiser for my opera. It was a brief introduction but we became pen pals. Three years ago, we finally met up again at the Jaipur Literary Festival, where these photos were taken. After the festival, Siddharth showed Lou and me the beauty of Rajasthan. We went on safari, stayed in a palace in the desert, and went to see the king in Udaipur for my birthday. Everything Siddharth does is magical. Everything he writes is an emotional experience.
And now a new non-fiction book has arrived, and at the needed moment. It is titled Loss. It is simply told and ocean-bottom deep, lyrical and clear-eyed. It gives voice to what I think many are feeling this year. I’m grateful to have it, given the loss of four friends over eight months.
Because it is published in India, my independent bookstore did not have copies. But I found I could buy copies On Amazon. The reviews are raves. Here is one:
ViacomCBS agreed to sell the 96-year-old company in a deal that potentially creates a megapublisher.
Did you like 'A Promised Land' by Obama? Read the original now. Our title is now a Penguin classic.
'Ukraine? No, Mykraine' by Vladimir Putin.
#penguinclassics #vladimirputin #barackobama #apromisedland #penguinbooks
Vintage Books & Anchor Books
"This magnificent novel is one of my all-time favorites for what it teaches us about courage, resilience, freedom— and what language can do in the hands of a master." — Oprah Winfrey on SONG ON SOLOMON by Toni Morrison
This week, Oprah's Book Club will be spotlighting this novel as part of Oprah's "The Books That Help Me Through." 🧡Stay tuned for more! apple.co/obccollection
"This week, join us in celebrating “Song of Solomon” and the legacy of Toni Morrison, a quintessential American author and Oprah's favorite writer. As you read Morrison’s exquisite prose, you too will be inspired, moved, and perhaps even take flight. "
This week, join us in celebrating “Song of Solomon” and the legacy of Toni Morrison, a quintessential American author and Oprah's favorite writer. As you read Morrison’s exquisite prose, you too will be inspired, moved, and perhaps even take flight. Click the link below to download your copy on Apple Books. #ReadWithUs
Happy Birthday Arundhati Roy! She was winning at all kinds of life goals in the 90s - writing, Booker, activism, and - fashion.
Picture by Pradip Krishen.
#arundhatiroy #bookerprize #theministryofutmosthappiness #thegodofsmallthings #thebombayreview
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