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Thomas Berger, Little Big Man author, dead at 89

The witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn Little Big Man has died in New York. Thomas Berger was 89. He wrote more than 20 books, including The Feud, a finalist for the 1984 Pulitzer Prize.

Hollywood in the 30s: an enchanting journey in images

The book turns the lens on the home of the original motion picture, starting with Charlie Chaplin’s silent films and graduating to color movies like The Wizard of Oz. It focuses on the “movers and shakers of the age”, from directors and stars to movie sets and costume departments.

New breed of writers take to digital self-publishing

A former IT professional, Rasana Atreya always wanted to be a writer. When she finished writing her first book, she was quite lucky to immediately get  a publishing contract. But she chose to self-publish her book ‘Tell A Thousand Lies’ through Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), an e-book self publishing service.

Book Review: Passion Flower's about taming demons

There is a wicked demon in all of us. Lying dormant somewhere, partially active. Traces of these dark shades are part of the human psyche and unapologetically exposing these crude realities is Cyrus Mistry's collection of short stories.

Singapore bans Archie comic for featuring gay marriage

Singapore has banned a volume of the Archie comic book that featured a same-sex marriage, adding fuel to a censorship row that erupted over a children's story about two male penguins hatching an egg.

Singapore bans Archie comics featuring gay marriage

Singapore has banned a volume of the long-running Archie comic series because its depiction of same-sex marriage was deemed to breach local "social norms", the city-state's media watchdog said on Wednesday.

Loving it sketchy

Have you ever thought of what goes into the making of a great graphic book? There is good story, thought, writing and more importantly — good visuals. A book cover and its illustrations are probably the...

Book review: The poetic side of Meena Kumari

Meena Kumari's four-decade life was scarcely enviable. Poetry was the only exercise of free self-expression for this intelligent and sensitive woman. And now, scholar Noorul Hasan has broght her poetry to a wider audience, translating nearly 50 of her works into English.

As a hero: Here's how your favourite Archie will die in the comic book

The famous freckle-faced comic book icon is meeting his demise in the new installment of Life with Archie when he intervenes in an assassination attempt on Kevin Keller, Archie Comics' first openly gay character.

Nadine Gordimer, Nobel winner and South African anti-apartheid author, dies at 90

South African Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer, an uncompromising moralist who became one of the most powerful voices against the injustice of apartheid, has died at the age of 90 on Monday

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