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12/23/2020

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Poets capture spirit of farm struggle
12/22/2020
Poets capture spirit of farm struggle

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🖋 Charles Barsotti#Repost @newyorkermag
12/20/2020

An impossible situation. #NewYorkerCartoons
🖋 Charles Barsotti

#Repost @newyorkermag

In October 2020, Lucio Chiquito submitted his PhD thesis at the age of 104. Mr Chiquito is from Medellín, Colombia. He s...
12/19/2020
Advice from a 104-year-old PhD student - BBC Reel

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 ...
12/18/2020
100 Notable/Best Books of Fiction from India – 2020: by The Bombay Review

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. Barack Obama
12/18/2020

That's how you plug your own book in your favorite reads list.

Barack Obama

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.

Worcester Public Library
12/17/2020

Worcester Public Library

Are you prepared for the storm? Looks like it's gonna be a whopper!

Marky-Ruffie-Brucie-Banny.#brucebanner #thehulk #celebritiesreading
12/12/2020

Marky-Ruffie-Brucie-Banny.

#brucebanner #thehulk #celebritiesreading

32 Impressive Indie Press Books from 2020 - Independent Book Review
12/11/2020
32 Impressive Indie Press Books from 2020 - Independent Book Review

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.

Want to know if you will get that MFA in Creative Writing? South Bombay & South Delhi pin codes working fine.
12/10/2020

Want to know if you will get that MFA in Creative Writing?

South Bombay & South Delhi pin codes working fine.

One of the most brutal rejection letters ever sent. (Meyer didn’t give up. He had multiple poetry collections published ...
12/09/2020

One of the most brutal rejection letters ever sent. (Meyer didn’t give up. He had multiple poetry collections published after receiving this.)

#Repost @lettersofnote

12/08/2020
Issue 36, Year 7 released now. A lovingly curated collection of poetry, fiction and translation."In November, 2016; four...
12/06/2020
Issue 36; November (2020)

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)
Submit, Apply. :)

welcome to the magazine of literary things Submit your work to the magazine. September, 2020 August, 2020 July, 2020 June, 2020   Hello there! The latest issue of the magazine is now live! We …

Bombay.Picture: Prajai K.
12/03/2020

Bombay.

Picture: Prajai K.

There are more than six dozen calls for submissions in December. All of these are paying markets, and none charge submis...
12/02/2020
75 Calls for Submissions in December 2020 - Paying markets

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...

NowThis
12/02/2020

NowThis

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.'

Best books of 2020
11/28/2020
Best books of 2020

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

Amy Tan
11/26/2020

Amy Tan

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:
https://www.dailyo.in/variety/loss-book-review-loss-book-review-siddharth-dhanvant-shanghvi-grief/story/1/33881.html?fbclid=IwAR2zgABubQy2urMoRsEBziwAb9ggdG0yCW-f9Lrf3Xw57suGujB8drXjvfc

Did you like 'A Promised Land' by Obama? Read the original now. Our title is now a Penguin classic.'Ukraine? No, Mykrain...
11/25/2020

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
11/24/2020

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

11/23/2020
Oprah's Book Club

"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

apple.co/obccollection

Happy Birthday Arundhati Roy! She was winning at all kinds of life goals in the 90s - writing, Booker, activism, and - f...
11/23/2020

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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