Neil Patrick Harris, star of stage, television and film, is adding "author" to his extensive résume.
In the 15 years since she published her first Harry Potter, author JK Rowling has become both universally known and almost unrecognisable. The scruffy redhead who used to write in the cafes of Leith has slowly transformed into a glossy couture blonde, unknowable behind an impregnable sheen of wealth and control.
Rock musician Neil Young's latest personal challenge is to write his autobiography sans drugs or alcohol and if all goes well, the book titled Waging Heavy Peace will release on September 25.
Elmore Leonard, the 86-year-old crime novelist will be presented with The National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He will join the famous list of past recipients that includes Ray Bradbury, Arthur Miller and Toni Morrison.
Salman Rushdie won the Booker Prize in 1981 for his second novel Midnight’s Children. Arundhati Roy won the coveted award in 1997 for her first novel The God of Small Things. One would think these two writers who feature as key names in Indian writing in English would get along well. HT reports.