In a world inundated with books, a female writer’s sexiness serves as a handy marketing tool. But, Annie Zaidi warns, this can prove counter-productive to a writer who wants to be taken seriously
It seems no one wants to curl up with an Agatha Christie or dig into a Harper Lee anymore. People now read self-help books
Going by Google’s idea of what constitutes humour, global dominance will elude it for a while yet.
Don DeLillo is perhaps at the height of his powers, using less and less to say more and more about life in contemporary America.
Tired of the same old stuff about love and loss, migrants and displacement? Delve into Ian McEwan’s Solar and encounter the discomforts of making science interesting.
The Samsung Tagore Literature Awards, announced in New Delhi on 25 January, have sent shockwaves in the world of literature.