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‘Writing is Diving into the Chaos’

Nandini Nair

Jhumpa Lahiri discusses words and the world with Nandini Nair

Jhumpa Lahiri: The Author of Anywhere

Jhumpa Lahiri’s new novel, written in Italian and translated into English, refreshes her themes of solitude and belonging with renewed vigour

The Writer Who Came In From the Cold

The greatest spy novelist fictionalised his life while his fiction often seemed too real

Twinkle Khanna: The Tina Factor

Movies. Best-selling books. Design stores. And now a self-help website called Tweak. Twinkle Khanna is unstoppable

Olga Tokarczuk: Killer Instinct

Olga Tokarczuk won the Man Booker International prize in 2018. The Polish novelist is again in the running with an old-fashioned whodunnit

‘Trump has a boyish crush on Putin,’ says Simon Sebag Montefiore

Nandini Nair in conversation with Simon Sebag Montefiore, historian and novelist

Cho Dharman: Alone in Shadowland

Tamil author Cho Dharman turns tales from the bucolic into cultural histories and anthropological meditations. He talks about his art and politics in a conversation with V Shoba

Amos Oz as Patriot and Dissident

Shaped by books and loss, he argued against the temptations of power

Ruskin Bond: Man on the Hill

India’s most beloved writer remembers

The Plot Thickens

Mario Vargas Llosa’s new novel has his trademark cliffhangers

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