Don DeLillo is perhaps at the height of his powers, using less and less to say more and more about life in contemporary America.
Hanif Kureishi’s older stories are brilliant, funny and compelling. But the newer ones are a disappointment.
The Samsung Tagore Literature Awards, announced in New Delhi on 25 January, have sent shockwaves in the world of literature.
The much-hyped Kolkata Book Fair has turned from a cerebral showcase to an annual fair of binging on a variety of food.
Khalid, the protagonist, after over a year of being thrown into an isolation cell at Guantanamo Bay.
Nominated for a children’s book prize, Anna Perera’s story of a Guantanamo inmate wrenches the heart with its stark realism.
Cocktail crowds don’t trip over each other trying to grab a photo op with these writers. Celebs, they’re not. But away from the media glare, their books have found more readers than anyone imagined.