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Sabrina, marks a breakthrough in the legacy of Man Booker Prize.(www.drawnandquarterly.com)

Sabrina by Nick Drnaso: The first-ever graphic novel in the running for Man Booker Prize 2018

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2018 01:30 PM IST
This is the first time in the history of the Man Booker awards that a graphic novel has been nominated.
AuthorBhaskar Chattopadhyay’s new book is The Disappearance of Sally Sequeira
AuthorBhaskar Chattopadhyay’s new book is The Disappearance of Sally Sequeira

Author Bhaskar Chattopadhyay: It is impossible to make a living by just writing in India

Hindustan Times | By Juhi Chakraborty, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2018 02:18 PM IST
He says most authors in the country have day jobs and are writers by night, it’s the way to float financially.
Zuni Chopra recently released her second book.
Zuni Chopra recently released her second book.

Zuni Chopra: It’s important for people of my age to find ways to tell stories

Hindustan Times | By Rishabh Suri, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2018 01:27 PM IST
Journalist Anupama Chopra and producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s daughter Zuni Chopra talks to us about books, films and her favourite film from her father’s filmography.
October 2 is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti every year.(Wikimedia Commons)
October 2 is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti every year.(Wikimedia Commons)

Gandhi Jayanti 2018: 10 books to read on Mahatma Gandhi

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2018 09:11 AM IST
Gandhi Jayanti 2018: Here’s a definitive guide on all the books you must read to know the man behind the Mahatma
Author Frederick Forsyth, now 80, is out with a new novel, about the world of cyber espionage and its real-world repercussions.(Gill Shaw)
Author Frederick Forsyth, now 80, is out with a new novel, about the world of cyber espionage and its real-world repercussions.(Gill Shaw)

From The Jackal to The Fox: Frederick Forsyth on remastering the spy game

Hindustan Times | By Rachel Lopez
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2018 05:05 PM IST
At 80, Frederick Forsyth’s new novel has a young protagonist, a cyber war across continents, and a timeless tale of cat-and-mouse
This week’s picks feature feisty rabbits, life in Banaras, and a study of what makes a winner.(HT Team)
This week’s picks feature feisty rabbits, life in Banaras, and a study of what makes a winner.(HT Team)

HT Picks: The week’s most interesting books

Hindustan Times | By HT Team
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2018 10:26 PM IST
This week’s reading list is varied and includes a tale about friendship, stories set in Banaras, and a book on what it takes to win at sport
Cold beauty: One of Kanwal Sibal’s poems titled Death of Winter was written in Moscow and recalls exactly this sort of wintry beauty.(AFP)
Cold beauty: One of Kanwal Sibal’s poems titled Death of Winter was written in Moscow and recalls exactly this sort of wintry beauty.(AFP)

Review: Snowflakes of Time by Kanwal Sibal

Hindustan Times | By Maharajakrishna Rasgotra
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2018 09:05 PM IST
Kanwal Sibal’s powerful poetry is marked by amplitude of imagination and a thoroughly Indian sensibility
Terror at the Taj in Mumbai: The protagonist in this thriller is a survivor of 26/11 and harbours great rage.(HT Photo)
Terror at the Taj in Mumbai: The protagonist in this thriller is a survivor of 26/11 and harbours great rage.(HT Photo)

Review: Eleventh Hour by S Hussain Zaidi

Hindustan Times | By Biswadeep Ghosh
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2018 08:10 PM IST
S Hussain Zaidi’s new thriller has plenty of twists and turns and a surprising climax
A protest in New Delhi in January 2014: Kaushik Basu suggests that change can come only if the beliefs of citizens and the state converge. In the context of violence against women, patriarchal restrictions on women’s mobility are likely to derail justice in cases of sexual assault.(Sonu Mehta/HT)
A protest in New Delhi in January 2014: Kaushik Basu suggests that change can come only if the beliefs of citizens and the state converge. In the context of violence against women, patriarchal restrictions on women’s mobility are likely to derail justice in cases of sexual assault.(Sonu Mehta/HT)

Review: The Republic of Beliefs by Kaushik Basu

Hindustan Times | By Roshan Kishore
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2018 07:50 PM IST
Kaushik Basu questions the moorings of Law and Economics to show that political groups with retrograde ideas cannot further the cause of justice
Books on politics and culture, Ritwik Ghatak, and the Deccan all feature in this week’s list of recommended reads.(HT Team)
Books on politics and culture, Ritwik Ghatak, and the Deccan all feature in this week’s list of recommended reads.(HT Team)

HT Picks: The week’s most interesting reads

Hindustan Times | By HT Team
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2018 08:50 PM IST
Recommended reads include an account of India’s politics and culture, a translation of an auteur’s short stories, and an appreciation of the arts of the Deccan
Radio ga-ga: Stories featured in Storywallah have been presented on Neelesh Misra’s radio show.(/Getty Images)
Radio ga-ga: Stories featured in Storywallah have been presented on Neelesh Misra’s radio show.(/Getty Images)

Review: Storywallah by Neelesh Misra’s Mandali

Hindustan Times | By Sonali Mujumdar
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2018 09:44 AM IST
Strong-willed women, nostalgia, and hope are explored in this collection of stories that have featured on Neelesh Misra’s popular radio show
The one who was wildly successful at passing. No, not Gable: Hollywood star Merle Oberon (1911-1979) with Clark Gable (1901-1960) in 1939.(Getty Images)
The one who was wildly successful at passing. No, not Gable: Hollywood star Merle Oberon (1911-1979) with Clark Gable (1901-1960) in 1939.(Getty Images)

Excerpt: Not Quite Not White by Sharmila Sen

Hindustan Times | By Sharmila Sen
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2018 08:28 PM IST
Sharmila Sen’s family moved to the US in the 1980s and she spent much of her early life there attempting to pass as white. Her book is the story of discovering that ‘not-whiteness’ can be what makes one American. In this excerpt she uncovers Indian American attitudes to colour
Demonstrators hold up placards against the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh during a 'Not In My Name' protest in New Delhi on September 7, 2017.(AFP)
Demonstrators hold up placards against the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh during a 'Not In My Name' protest in New Delhi on September 7, 2017.(AFP)

Review: Illiberal India; Gauri Lankesh and the Age of Unreason by Chidanand Rajghatta

Hindustan Times | By Avantika Mehta
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2018 09:44 AM IST
A reminder of lapses in India’s recent history, Illiberal India also looks at the individual behind the persona that Gauri Lankesh has become since her death
Fatima Farheen Mirza’s novel A Place for Us was chosen by Sarah Jessica Parker of Sex and the City for her publishing debut.
Fatima Farheen Mirza’s novel A Place for Us was chosen by Sarah Jessica Parker of Sex and the City for her publishing debut.

A Place for Us a ‘quintessentially American’ tale? Fatima Farheen Mirza answers

Hindustan Times | By Prannay, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2018 07:01 PM IST
Writing about an immigrant Muslim family in America, A Place for Us author Fatima Farheen Mirza says she wanted to place their lives and concerns at the centre of the narrative.
A still from the trailer of The Girl in Room 105.
A still from the trailer of The Girl in Room 105.

Booked and sold: How Bollywood-backed book trailers are taking over the literary world

Hindustan Times | By Etti Bali, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2018 11:19 AM IST
Book trailers seem like a novel way for launching books. Here, we speak to industry experts to decode the trend.
Come rain or shine: The joy of cycling.(NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Come rain or shine: The joy of cycling.(NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Like leaves tossed in the wind

Hindustan Times | By Prerna Madan
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2018 09:45 PM IST
Dominic Franks’ account of cycling from Bengaluru to Delhi is a story of finding oneself and realising lost dreams
Praying at a dargah in Guwahati on Shab-e-baarat.(AP)
Praying at a dargah in Guwahati on Shab-e-baarat.(AP)

Review: Night of Happiness by Tabish Khair

Hindustan Times | By Avantika Mehta
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2018 09:47 AM IST
A story about Hindu privilege as much as it is about the ‘invisibilisation’ of Muslims in India, The Night of Happiness is a nuanced and taut work
Opium, boycotting plastic, and the dream of a perfect aerial machine make it to the reading list this week.(HT Team)
Opium, boycotting plastic, and the dream of a perfect aerial machine make it to the reading list this week.(HT Team)

HT Picks: This week’s interesting reads

Hindustan Times | By HT Team
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2018 09:18 PM IST
This week’s interesting reads include a history of opium, instructions on cutting plastic from daily life, and a novel about dreams of freedom and flight
Old ties; new roots: Supporters of Seewoosagur Ramgolam, the Prime Minister of Mauritius, before he spoke for Mauritian independence during a constitutional conference at Lancaster House, London, on July 19, 1965.(Corbis via Getty Images)
Old ties; new roots: Supporters of Seewoosagur Ramgolam, the Prime Minister of Mauritius, before he spoke for Mauritian independence during a constitutional conference at Lancaster House, London, on July 19, 1965.(Corbis via Getty Images)

Review: India Moving by Chinmay Tumbe

Hindustan Times | By Manjula Narayan
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2018 09:05 PM IST
Erudite and thought-provoking, Chinmay Tumbe’s India Moving shows that the ongoing Great Indian Migration Wave is the world’s largest and longest voluntary migration episode in migration history
eleven Ways to Love is a collection of essays on love, written in prose and verse.
eleven Ways to Love is a collection of essays on love, written in prose and verse.

A story for everyone #WithPride

Hindustan Times | By Medha Shri Dahiya
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2018 03:40 PM IST
We have curated a selection of books which tell stories of queer community, their struggles, challenges, and what it means to be LGBTQI+.
Twinkle Khann’s writing is famous for being funny, but Khanna actually takes her writing life very seriously(HT PHOTO)
Twinkle Khann’s writing is famous for being funny, but Khanna actually takes her writing life very seriously(HT PHOTO)

On a serious note: Twinkle Khanna on writing, her new book and being funny

Hindustan Times | By Snigdha Poonam
PUBLISHED ON SEP 08, 2018 10:31 PM IST
Twinkle Khanna has been vocal about her feminism since she began writing. Now, with her new novel, Pyjamas Are Forgiving, she gives us #metoo book, with sexually liberated men and women and conflicting versions of what happened one night
Here’s the HT-Nielsen Top 10 list for this week.(Unsplash)
Here’s the HT-Nielsen Top 10 list for this week.(Unsplash)

HT-Nielsen top 10: The Perfect Us by Durjoy Datta tops fiction list

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2018 02:36 PM IST
Here’s your weekly guide to the best-selling fiction, non-fiction and children’s books.
Life must go on: Violence-affected villagers prepare food at a relief camp at Gossaigaon, in the Kokrajhar district of northeastern Assam state in December 2014.(AFP)
Life must go on: Violence-affected villagers prepare food at a relief camp at Gossaigaon, in the Kokrajhar district of northeastern Assam state in December 2014.(AFP)

Review: Peace Has Come by Parismita Singh

Hindustan Times | By Supriya Sharma
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2018 09:13 PM IST
Ordinary people try to live normal lives while sandwiched between the state and insurgents in these stories set in the villages of upper Assam
Songs tied up with the nation’s identity: Guru Dutt and Waheeda Rehman in Pyaasa.(HT Photo)
Songs tied up with the nation’s identity: Guru Dutt and Waheeda Rehman in Pyaasa.(HT Photo)

Review: Note By Note by Ankur Bhardwaj, Seema Chishti and Sushant Singh

Hindustan Times | By Sudhirendar Sharma
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2018 09:03 AM IST
Note by Note sets the nation’s history to the beat of popular Hindi film music
Malik Amber, the Ethiopian slave who became prime minister of Ahmadnagar Sultanate.(Corbis via Getty Images)
Malik Amber, the Ethiopian slave who became prime minister of Ahmadnagar Sultanate.(Corbis via Getty Images)

Review: Rebel Sultans - The Deccan From Khilji to Shivaji by Manu S Pillai

Hindustan Times | By Dhrubo Jyoti
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2018 08:57 PM IST
In Rebel Sultans, Manu S Pillai presents the medieval Deccan as a riveting place that didn’t give itself to easy generalizations, or narrative building
Getting beautiful inside and out.(Shutterstock)
Getting beautiful inside and out.(Shutterstock)

Excerpt: Glow; Indian Foods, Recipes and Rituals for Beauty, Inside and Out by Vasudha Rai

Hindustan Times | By Vasudha Rai
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2018 08:51 PM IST
In this excerpt from her book that presents ideas on using sixty Indian ingredients to achieve natural beauty, the author talks about beauty being more than skin deep and presents the goodness of traditional Indian herbs like tulsi and saffron
This week’s interesting reads include Mohammed Hanif, Manto, and a Korean novel.(HT Team)
This week’s interesting reads include Mohammed Hanif, Manto, and a Korean novel.(HT Team)

HT Picks

Hindustan Times | By HT Team
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2018 08:47 PM IST
This week’s recommended reads include Mohammad Hanif’s much-awaited new novel, a book that presents Manto through the eyes of his friends and foes, and the translation of a Korean novel
Writer Saadat Hasan Manto.(HT Photo)
Writer Saadat Hasan Manto.(HT Photo)

Excerpt: Manto Saheb; Friends and Enemies on the Great Maverick translated by Vibha S Chauhan and Khalid Alvi

Hindustan Times | By Ali Sardar Jafri
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2018 08:41 PM IST
Reproduced here is an essay on Manto by Ali Sardar Jafri
Here’s the HT-Nielsen Top 10 list for this week.(Unsplash)
Here’s the HT-Nielsen Top 10 list for this week.(Unsplash)

HT-Nielsen top 10: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck tops non-fiction list

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2018 09:41 AM IST
Here’s your weekly guide to the best-selling fiction, non-fiction and children’s books.
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