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Ordinary people try to live normal lives while sandwiched between the state and insurgents in these stories set in the villages of upper Assam
Sumana Roy’s Missing takes on the most pressing issues of our time and is rich in deep observations about our world
Norwegian novelist Jo Nesbo spins Shakespeare’s famous tragedy about political ambition into an entertaining thriller.
The novel The Shape of Water, written by Guillermo Del Toro and Daniel Kraus, expands and enriches the Oscar-winning original story.
As Nandita Das’s movie Manto (2018), starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the titular role, heads to Cannes, people in Delhi can watch two plays based on Saadat Hasan Manto’s short stories at the India Habitat Centre this weekend.
Imogen Hermes Gowar’s debut novel, The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock, shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018, is a story of resilience and second chances.
A dark feminist retelling of King Lear, Preti Taneja’s debut novel features a billionaire family in contemporary India, and is told from the perspectives of the so-called villains
Book vs Film: The Shawshank Redemption is one of the greatest films ever. How does Stephen King’s novella match up?
In a new series, we discuss over texts the merits and flaws of famous books and their screen adaptations. This week we chat about writer Stephen King’s Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption (1982) and Frank Darabont’s beloved screen adaptation.
Updated on Mar 29, 2018 03:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySupriya Sharma and Rohan Naahar, New Delhi
In a new series, we discuss over texts the merits and flaws of famous books and their screen adaptations. This week we chat about American writer Jeff VanderMeer’s novel Annihilation (2014) and Alex Garland’s screen adaptation, which released worldwide on Netflix on March 12.
Updated on Mar 21, 2018 04:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | BySupriya Sharma and Rohan Naahar
In a new series, we discuss over texts the merits and flaws of famous books and their screen adaptations. Our second edition looks at Douglas Adams’s cult classic The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which was made into a 2005 film by Garth Jennings, starring Martin Freeman and Zooey Deschanel.
Updated on Mar 21, 2018 01:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySupriya Sharma and Rohan Naahar
In a new series, we discuss over texts the merits and flaws of famous books and their screen adaptations. Our debut outing takes up the first comic book, Kingsman: The Secret Service (2012), in the famous series by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. It was made into a 2014 film by Matthew Vaughn.
Updated on Mar 08, 2018 05:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySupriya Sharma and Rohan Naahar
Four writers from the Middle East - Lebanese-American writer Rabih Alameddine, Syria-born American journalist and lawyer Alia Malek and Palestinian lawyer-writer Raja Shehadeh talked about cultural appropriation and the great need to stop being Western-centric.
Novelists Helen Fielding, Amy Tan, Chika Unigwe, Joshua Ferris and Micheal Ondaatje shared their techniques and approaches to the craft of writing during a session titled The Art of the Novel: On Writing Fiction at the Jaipur Literature Festival on Sunday.
Four authors -- Diksha Basu (The Windfall), Prayaag Akbar (Leila), Sandip Roy (Don’t Let Him Know) and Lucy Hughes-Hallett (Peculiar Ground) -- who have all recently published their first works of fiction discussed the challenges of writing a first book.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Nandita Das spoke on the challenges to freedom of expression during a session on the forthcoming biopic on Saadat Hasan Manto.
On the second day of the Jaipur Literature Festival, Angela Saini, author of Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong and The New Research That’s Rewriting The Story, spoke of the feminist perspective changing attitudes within scientific research.
Korean-American author Suki Kim, who worked undercover as a teacher in North Korea, spoke of the world’s most repressive state during a session titled Undercover in North Korea: Facts and Fiction at the Jaipur Literature Festival on Thursday.
Even if you haven’t got around to finishing your reading list for 2017, it shouldn’t stop you from getting excited about the many good ones 2018 has in store. Here’s what we’re looking forward to.
Tourette Syndrome, the neurological condition Rani Mukerji’s character has in her forthcoming film Hichki, cannot be cured but it can be controlled. Here’s more about this rare disorder.
German mentalist-magician Nicolai Friedrich, who performed in Gurugram recently, can make objects float and pull things out of thin air. He can also read your mind. The illusionist speaks to HT about life as a mentalist and a lawyer, and the science behind reading minds.
Agatha Christie continues to be the most popular choice for screen adaptations. As another film version of Murder on the Orient Express, starring Kenneth Branagh as the famous fictional detective Hercule Poirot, hits theatres this week, we look into the bestselling writer’s timeless appeal.
John Green’s latest book, Turtles All The Way Down, is the story of a teenager struggling with anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
In the 17 stories that make Uncommon Type, the two-time Oscar-winning actor, Tom Hanks, reveals himself to be a skilled storyteller.
Actor-singer-writer Suchitra Krishnamoorthi will be performing her autobiographical play Drama Queen in the capital on October 6. She tells HT about adapting her memoir for the stage and why there can be no ‘happily ever-afters in real life.
Poet TS Eliot had a cheery side. That’s right! The author of The Wasteland and The Hollow Men didn’t only write cryptic, gloomy verse. Spoiler alert: He was a cat person.
If you’ve never read King or know not where to start, fret not. Help is here.
Himanjali Sankar’s Mrs C Remembers, the story of an elderly homemaker who has Alzheimer’s disease, is a welcome addition to the lean genre of Indian fiction about mental illnesses.
Here’s a list (by no means definitive) of stunning opening lines from recent Indian fiction in English that will have you at hello.
Welcome to SoundRead, the books podcast of Hindustan Times, where we discuss issues and news on books, publishing and the world at large.
Winner of the Bal Sahitya Puruskar 2017, Paro Anand talks about her award-winning book, the power of storytelling to create social change, and why it is important that young adult literature addresses issues such as sex and violence.