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British Nobel Laureate author Doris Lessing dies, aged 94

Doris Lessing, the Nobel prize-winning, free-thinking, world-traveling and often-polarising author of The Golden Notebook and dozens of other novels that reflected her own improbable journey across the former British empire, died on Sunday. She was 94.

Book Talk: Shane Salerno on chasing the Salinger mystique

J.D. Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye" is about as well-known as an American novel gets. More than 60 years after its publication, the book is ubiquitous in high schools and bookstores.

Charlaine Harris looks to new series after Sookie

The final book in Charlaine Harris' best-selling series about telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse provoked such an outcry that some fans sent death threats and curses.

My book has been publisher’s nightmare: Booker Prize winner Eleanor Catton

‘The Luminaries’, which won Eleanor Catton the covetous 2013 Man Booker Prize on Tuesday, has been a publisher’s nightmare from the very beginning, she says.

Nigeria's Adichie says bestseller helped recall painful past

Nigeria's Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of the bestseller "Half of a Yellow Sun", said writing a novel about the civil war which devastated her home region helped people connect with a past that most no longer discussed.

Book Talk: The Last Train to Zona Verde

Paul Theroux said his literary goodbye to Africa at a train station in Luanda, Angola, five decades after he first visited the continent as a Peace Corps volunteer.

Writing is like going to dark place: Murakami

Bestselling author Haruki Murakami said Monday that writing a novel is like descending to a very dark second basement of your psyche, when you are not even sure where the corridors are.

Beloved New Zealand author Margaret Mahy dies

Beloved New Zealand children's author Margaret Mahy, who wrote more than 120 books and earned acclaim at home and abroad, has died at the age of 76.

TWITTER BUZZ: Deepak Chopra becomes butt of jokes

Mystical guru Deepak Chopra's attempt at enlightening people about cosmic consciousness has left twitterverse unimpressed. In fact, the self-help guru is being ridiculed on the micro-blogging site for his verbose tweets. Chopra is famous for a string of books on spirituality and self-help such as Synchrodestiny: Harnessing the

Kurt Andersen pens Bond inspired novel

Best-selling author Kurt Andersen isn't a spy, but that didn't stop him from writing his latest novel about a group of friends who hatch a James-Bond-like plot amid the tumult of the 1960s in the United States.

Review: When China Rules The World

When China Rules The World Martin Jacques penguin Rs. 599 pp 237 Martin Jacques has only a few doubts that the Middle Kingdom will soon be the centre of the world. The title of his book is provocative. What this British journalist actually predicts is a “new kind of world system in which China is the main player — but not to the

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng to publish memoir

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, a blind dissident who left his country after seeking refuge in the U.S. Embassy, will publish a memoir next year, his publisher said on Tuesday. In April, Chen made headlines worldwide when, days ahead of a diplomatic visit to China by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, he escaped 19 months of

Neil Gaiman penning books for young adults, kids

Neil Gaiman has five new stories in the works, two of which are picture books and the other three being novels writtern with young adults in mind. The two picture books will star a little panda, Chu, with Chu's Day illustrated by Adam Rex (of the Lucy Rose series) and first up with a due date of January 2013. Of the others,

Stephen Covey, '7 Habits' author, dies at 79

Considered a pioneer in the self-help genre aimed at helping readers become more productive in their lives, author Stephen R. Covey had an enormous impact on both the corporate world and the personal lives of millions.

Sudeep Chakravarti unravels northeast's bloody history

The vast swathe of land in India's northeast is still restive with eddies of turbulence. Writer-columnist Sudeep Chakravarti says northeastern India has remained an "outland"-a region which is out of sight of the majority of Indians living "inland" and, therefore, outside any digestible construct.
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