Toni Morrison (1931-2019): The Beloved

Nandini Nair

She gave voice to African Americans figuratively, and literally by recreating their language

Facing up to the Forbidden

The novelist Nemat Sadat tells Bhavya Dore about the travails of coming out as a gay man in Afghanistan

Subversive Truth

A Bengali novelist reimagines dissent

The Politics of Desire

A seductive narrative of sex and religion

The Eternity of Return

Tishani Doshi’s new novel bristles with an edgy restlessness

Mirza Waheed: The Writer of Small Things

Mirza Waheed in his new novel excavates the grey area between complicity and consent while exploring the banality of evil

Anita Desai: Insider Outsider

The Mexico of Anita Desai has an Indian core that remains resonant to this day

Rahman Abbas: ‘English writers enjoy more freedom than us’

Urdu writer Rahman Abbas on the challenges of being defiant

The Enchanted Explorer

The fabulous and the factual merge seamlessly in Shubhangi Swarup’s first novel


Rachel Cusk with her trilogy completes an extraordinary journey in fiction


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