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Derek Walcott, a Nobel-prize winning poet known for capturing the essence of his native Caribbean, has died on the island
Gulzar today advised the young generation of aspiring writers to "become their own critics" by emulating Mirza Ghalib's pr
A Saudi writer has been sentenced to seven years in prison for offences including having contact with foreign journalists,
Bangladeshi writer and activist Taslima Nasreen whose impromptu session at the Jaipur Literature Festival yesterday drew a
Booker prize-winning English novelist and pioneering art critic John Berger, has passed away at the age of 90.
For noted Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen, who has faced the ire of fundamentalists on several ocassions, self-censorsh
Music icon Bob Dylan will not attend the Nobel ceremony in December to accept his literature prize because he has "other c
A gunman today shot dead prominent Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar outside a court where he was due to appear for a hearing.
A psychological crime thriller set in the Scottish Highlands and the tale of a disturbed young woman in 1960s Massachusett
Harry Potter magic hit Asia today morning, as aspiring witches and wizards crowded into bookstores to get their hands on t
Keats was 21 when On First Looking Into Chapman's Homer appeared. Shakespeare wrote Venus and Adonis before he was 30. Dickens caused a sensation with Pickwick Papers aged 25. Across the Atlantic, JD Salinger published Catcher in the Rye aged 32... As you might expect, great books come with some maturity - but not too much. Shakespeare wrote Hamlet aged 36. The mid-thirties seem to be the age at which the majority of the classics are completed...