Acclaimed author Michelle Richmond, originally from Mobile, Alabama, whose recent novel The Test of Wonders has been hailed as a “gripping thriller” and witty satire of “high-stakes education,” will receive the Hall-Waters Prize from the University of Troy on April 14. Richmond will discuss the evolution of his career sinceRead More →

Zhang Tianyi (张天翼) was a 20th-century Chinese satirist who became editor of a prolific national literary journal. But, as a left-winger and Communist Party member, the public needed to appreciate Zhang’s spirit through underground newspapers. Born in Nanjing on September 26, 1906, Zhang’s ancestors were from Xiangxiang County in theRead More →

[ad_1] Help India! Women’s Summit is the annual gathering of members and supporters of Women’s Manifesto, a national NGO formed in 2014. It awards the Women Manifesto Award to eminent women from different fields, who have made significant contributions to society and reached great heights in their professions. Snobar |Read More →

[ad_1] Anne PatchettHeidi ross “These Precious Days,” the new collection of essays from beloved and bestselling author Ann Patchett, is a cornucopia of goodies. Full of spirit and warm, the essays succeed thanks to Patchett’s inimitable and endearing voice. Sincere but never simplistic, generous without being cloying and accessible ratherRead More →

[ad_1] Lopez’s take on “The Bodyguard” will follow a promising artist rather than an established pop star. Image via Warner Bros. The classic from the early 90s The bodyguard, featuring Whitney houston and Kevin costner, will receive a remake from one of the entertainment industry’s most prestigious playwrights. Matthieu lopezRead More →

[ad_1] Forty years ago this month, William Boyd’s debut novel, the satirical “A Good Man in Africa” ​​was published with great success, winning the Somerset Maugham Award and the Whitbread Book Award for First Novel … even s ‘it was technically Boyd’s fourth. “While getting a graduate degree and teachingRead More →

[ad_1] Crafted, honed, condensed and polished to perfection; the best short stories are like a precious jewel, as evocative as any novel. As the $ 5000 Sunday Star-Times short story competition enters its final week, Tracy Watkins talks to some of New Zealand’s best loved writers about the art ofRead More →

[ad_1] A lecturer, novelist and short story writer from the University of Chichester has been nominated for a major literary award for his latest book. Contemporary fiction professor Alison MacLeod was shortlisted for the prestigious Edge Hill Short Story Award for All the Beloved Ghosts (Bloomsbury), a collection of storiesRead More →

[ad_1] NEW DELHI – Sanjeev Sanyal wears several hats. From India’s chief economic adviser to urban theorist, from environmentalist to writer, Sanyal brings a vast backdrop to his body of professional experience. The economist went from writing non-fiction to writing news in his latest book titled “Life Over Two Beers”Read More →