The Bright Spark

Megha Majumdar’s debut novel, about a terrorist attack, deals with the big questions of contemporary India with a light hand

Gibberish Galore

The enduring pleasures of nonsense stories and verse

Searching For Home

Jahnavi Barua’s novel delves into the complexities of familial bonds in strife-ridden Assam

Search for Home

In a novel for young readers, Anita Roy takes one on a romp through Deadland

Amit Majmudar: ‘There Are No Atheists in the Trenches’

Amit Majmudar’s tragicomic novel of friendship between a Hindu and a Muslim, during the First World War, shows a way to reconciliation and healing. The author in conversation with Urvashi Bahuguna

Mantel’s Genius

The final novel in the Thomas Cromwell trilogy proves how the kingmaker can make for a more compelling story than the king

Tinker a Tale

The everyday ingenuity we see around us is at the heart of steampunk, a genre defined by its combination of modern technology and anachronistic settings

Joanna Rakoff: ‘You want the movie to be more like a poem and less like a novel’

Joanna Rakoff speaks to Rajeev Masand about watching her memoir My Salinger Year on screen and the decision to never show JD Salinger


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