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Author of ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’, John le Carre dies at 89

Reuters | By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kale
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2020 02:34 PM IST
The ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ author John le Carre dies at the age of 89 due to a short illness in England.
Author Annie Zaidi(Harneet Singh)
Author Annie Zaidi(Harneet Singh)

Interview: Annie Zaidi, Author, Prelude to a Riot

Hindustan Times | By Chintan Girish Modi
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 08:22 PM IST
A timely tale about religious intolerance, political propaganda, and fragile intimacies, Prelude to a Riot is one of the five books shortlisted for the JCB Prize for Literature
Daniel Menaker reading from his memoir “My Mistake”.(Twitter)
Daniel Menaker reading from his memoir “My Mistake”.(Twitter)

Daniel Menaker, award-winning author and editor, dead at 79

New York | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 12:02 PM IST
Daniel Menaker, an award-winning author of fiction and nonfiction and a longtime editor at The New Yorker and Random House who worked with Alice Munro, Salman Rushdie, Colum McCann and many others, has died at age 79.
Author Avni Doshi(Sharon Haridas)
Author Avni Doshi(Sharon Haridas)

Interview: Avni Doshi, author, Girl in White Cotton

Hindustan Times | By Simar Bhasin
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 12:20 AM IST
The Booker nominee talks about drawing on the myth of the monstrous mother, about art, and the writers who have influenced her
A woman veteran of the Italo-Ethiopian war in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on November 30, 2019.(Eric Lafforgue/Corbis via Getty Images)
A woman veteran of the Italo-Ethiopian war in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on November 30, 2019.(Eric Lafforgue/Corbis via Getty Images)

Interview: Maaza Mengiste, author of The Shadow King

Hindustan Times | By Nawaid Anjum
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 05:04 PM IST
Maaza Mengiste talks about her Booker-nominated novel, The Shadow King, a story about women at the forefront of war during Benito Mussolini’s invasion of Ethiopia in 1935
Author Stephen Alter(Arun Kumar)
Author Stephen Alter(Arun Kumar)

Interview: Stephen Alter, author, Feral Dreams; Mowgli and his Mothers

Hindustan Times | By Asad Ali
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 04:53 PM IST
In his new novel, Stephen Alter takes the story of Mowgli, the protagonist of Kipling’s classic Jungle Book, forward in time and into fresh terrain
Author Deepa Anappara(Liz Seabrook)
Author Deepa Anappara(Liz Seabrook)

Interview: Deepa Anappara, author of Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line

Hindustan Times | By Simar Bhasin
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 07:41 PM IST
The author talks about how her work as a reporter informed her novel
Working out at a gym in Mumbai.(Shutterstock)
Working out at a gym in Mumbai.(Shutterstock)

Interview: Michiel Baas, author of Muscular India

Hindustan Times | By Asad Ali
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 05:49 PM IST
The author talks about his book Muscular India, which explores India’s ecosystem of gym trainers and body builders, and looks at how caste and class play out within and outside the gym
‘Forrest Gump’ author Winston Groom dies at 77 in Alabama(Twitter/3rdeyejournal)
‘Forrest Gump’ author Winston Groom dies at 77 in Alabama(Twitter/3rdeyejournal)

‘Forrest Gump’ author Winston Groom dies at 77 in Alabama

Fairhope (US) | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 04:16 PM IST
Noted journalist and iconic author of American history, Winston Groom passed away at the age of 77 in South Alabama town, Fairhope. He is best known for his novel Forrest Gump, which was made into a six-Oscar winning 1994 movie.
Sabarna Roy is a trained Civil Engineer and passed out with a First Class Honours Civil Engineering Degree from Jadavpur University in 1988.
Sabarna Roy is a trained Civil Engineer and passed out with a First Class Honours Civil Engineering Degree from Jadavpur University in 1988.

Sabarna Roy, a post-modern author, with mastery in multiple attributes

PUBLISHED ON SEP 14, 2020 10:28 AM IST
Sabarna Roy is an author of literary fiction of six critically acclaimed best-selling books.
Five authors tell a tale in less than 100 words(Photo Imaging: Parth Garg)
Five authors tell a tale in less than 100 words(Photo Imaging: Parth Garg)

Five authors spin a short story

Hindustan Times | By Team HT Brunch
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 07:04 AM IST
We challenged young authors to tell a tale in less than 100 words. The catch? There’s an emotion attached
In Ishita’s words: ‘I believe, success itself is a costly thing to achieve. And there is no other way than working hard to reach there.’
In Ishita’s words: ‘I believe, success itself is a costly thing to achieve. And there is no other way than working hard to reach there.’

In conversation with Ishita Banik, the author of ‘If We Last’

UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2020 05:18 PM IST
The author talks about her journey and shares her inspiring thoughts to become a successful writer.
Ashish Bagrecha
Ashish Bagrecha

How did an Instagram poet, Ashish Bagrecha, defeat depression to become a best-selling author?

UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2020 06:11 PM IST
The author himself has battled with mental health issues like depression, anxiety, panic attacks and suicidal thoughts before writing his experiences and solutions to deal with it in his debut book.
Anmol Malik has just made her debut as an author(Porus Vimadalal)
Anmol Malik has just made her debut as an author(Porus Vimadalal)

Word power: Meet Anmol Malik, the new author in town

Hindustan Times | By Veenu Singh
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2020 10:57 PM IST
She might have started her career as a singer and lyricist, but the daughter of musician Anu Malik has found her true calling as a writer
The campaign by Penguin Random House India in partnership with Jaipur Literature Festival saw a series of videos and virtual meets by marquee authors over a fortnight.(Unsplash)
The campaign by Penguin Random House India in partnership with Jaipur Literature Festival saw a series of videos and virtual meets by marquee authors over a fortnight.(Unsplash)

Penguin, JLF’s #ReadForResilience campaign sees participation of marquee authors

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Kabir Bhandari
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2020 06:28 PM IST
Over 30 authors from across different genres of literature participated in a #ReadForResilience campaign, sharing their personal stories and anecdotes with readers.
The ghats of Varanasi on March 19, 2020.(Rajesh Kumar/Hindustan Times)
The ghats of Varanasi on March 19, 2020.(Rajesh Kumar/Hindustan Times)

The Lockdown Diaries: Biswanath Ghosh, author of Aimless in Banaras

Hindustan Times | By Bishwanath Ghosh
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2020 04:32 PM IST
The first in a series of personal essays by different authors on being locked down
It is believed that an early draft of John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men was eaten by his dog. The novel’s title itself comes from the Robert Burns poem ‘To a Mouse’.
It is believed that an early draft of John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men was eaten by his dog. The novel’s title itself comes from the Robert Burns poem ‘To a Mouse’.

John Steinbeck birth anniversary: Remembering the author of Grapes of Wrath

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2020 12:19 PM IST
The author, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1962, authored 33 books, 16 novels, six works of non-fiction and two collections of short stories.
A poet and a painter with more than 4,000 drawings to his name, Hugo would go on to spend 15 years in exile, during which time he published Les Miserables.(Wikimedia Commons)
A poet and a painter with more than 4,000 drawings to his name, Hugo would go on to spend 15 years in exile, during which time he published Les Miserables.(Wikimedia Commons)

Victor Hugo Birth Anniversary: Here are books and quotes by the poet and author one must read

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2020 06:35 PM IST
Most famous for the classics Les Miserables and the Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Victor Marie Hugo was born on February 26, 1802.
Bestselling young adult authors namely Veronica Roth, Tochi Onyebuchi are aiming at older readers.(VRothBooks/Instagram)
Bestselling young adult authors namely Veronica Roth, Tochi Onyebuchi are aiming at older readers.(VRothBooks/Instagram)

Bestselling young adult authors namely Veronica Roth, Tochi Onyebuchi are aiming at older readers

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2020 05:01 PM IST
Veronica Roth, Tochi Onyebuchi and Sarah J. Maas are among several writers popular with young people who have books out this year intended for older readers. Some have never written for adults, while others move freely among teens and older readers.
Forster did not write any more novels after A Passage to India but published short stories collections, including The Eternal Moment (1928).(Illustration: Gajanan Nirphale)
Forster did not write any more novels after A Passage to India but published short stories collections, including The Eternal Moment (1928).(Illustration: Gajanan Nirphale)

Edward Morgan Forster: Extraordinary man of letters

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2020 04:05 PM IST
This gifted English novelist authored several famous works such as A Passage to India and Howard’s End, among others. He was also a noted short story writer and essayist.

Virginia Woolf 138th Birth Anniversary: Why you should read Virginia Woolf; quotes by the author for every 21st-century feminist

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2020 08:43 AM IST
Virginia Woolf’s quotes stand true most in our times. Here are a few that evoke feminist pride and show what a visionary this celebrated author and important voice was in literary history.
Actor Timothee Chalamet accepts the Best Male Lead for 'Call Me by Your Name' at the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California.(Getty Images)
Actor Timothee Chalamet accepts the Best Male Lead for 'Call Me by Your Name' at the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California.(Getty Images)

Interview: Andre Aciman, author of Call Me By Your Name and Find Me

Hindustan Times | By Simar Bhasin
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 07:17 PM IST
Andre Aciman, whose new novel Find Me is the literary sequel to Call Me By Your Name (2007), talks about the centrality of classical music to both the books, his love of long sentences, and what he intends to write about next

CelebsPick: Year end reading list curated by your favourite authors

Hindustan Times | By Lubna Salim
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2019 12:24 AM IST
5 authors pick one more book they must read before the year ends
Roy has a special place among the post-modern authors in English language who deal with human psyche through multi-layered vantage points.
Roy has a special place among the post-modern authors in English language who deal with human psyche through multi-layered vantage points.

Sabarna Roy is an innovative, multi-layered author who deals with the human psyche

UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2020 11:09 PM IST
He displays an exemplary mastery in understanding the human behaviour, especially in wake of the cut-throat competition of the modern world.
Harold Bloom, author of Anxiety of Influence, dies at 89.(Instagram)
Harold Bloom, author of Anxiety of Influence, dies at 89.(Instagram)

Harold Bloom, author of Anxiety of Influence, dies at 89

New York | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2019 11:08 AM IST
The eminent critic and Yale professor whose seminal The Anxiety of Influence and melancholy regard for literature’s old masters made him a popular author and standard-bearer of Western civilization amid modern trends.
World Post Day 2019: Not just a medium of expression, posts also have the power to change the course of history.(Unsplash)
World Post Day 2019: Not just a medium of expression, posts also have the power to change the course of history.(Unsplash)

World Post Day 2019: Significance, history and interesting facts

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Neharika Prakash
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2019 11:12 AM IST
World Post Day 2019: Hand-written letters have the power to surprise us even today. An unanticipated post from a bosom buddy or a loving spouse can put a smile on even the chronically frowny faces.
It’s not every day that you get to spend an evening with authors from 13 different European countries, but that’s what Long Night of LiteratureS is all about.
It’s not every day that you get to spend an evening with authors from 13 different European countries, but that’s what Long Night of LiteratureS is all about.

Of Jackson Poker and a woman in black: An intimate evening with 13 European authors in Delhi

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Kabir Singh Bhandari
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2019 04:14 PM IST
Audiences move from room to room, listening to authors reading to them for about 20 minutes, after which they go to the next room to listen to the next author.
79-year-old Jeffrey Archer, whose works include include Kane and Abel and Cat O’ Nine Tales, has just come out with the first book of an eight-part series involving his new character William Warwick.(Instagram)
79-year-old Jeffrey Archer, whose works include include Kane and Abel and Cat O’ Nine Tales, has just come out with the first book of an eight-part series involving his new character William Warwick.(Instagram)

If reborn, would like to be a bar-room singer: Jeffrey Archer

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 04:55 PM IST
79-year-old Jeffrey Archer, whose works include Kane and Abel and Cat O’ Nine Tales, has just come out with the first book of an eight-part series involving his new character William Warwick.
Spanish author Francesc Miralles discusses the book that’s flooding our social media feeds.(Yan Pekar)
Spanish author Francesc Miralles discusses the book that’s flooding our social media feeds.(Yan Pekar)

Want to have a happy life? Francesc Miralles, author of Ikigai tells you how

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Medha Shri Dahiya
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 04:38 PM IST
Spanish author Francesc Miralles discusses the book that’s flooding our social media feeds.
10 quotes by Roald Dahl that’ll take you down memory lane; lesser-known facts about the author and more.
10 quotes by Roald Dahl that’ll take you down memory lane; lesser-known facts about the author and more.

Roald Dahl Day 2019: 10 quotes by Roald Dahl that’ll take you down memory lane; lesser-known facts about the author and more

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 12:38 PM IST
Roald Dahl 103rd Birthday: One of the greatest storytellers of the 20th century, fighter pilot, intelligence officer, chocolate historian and inventor, it is the 103rd birth anniversary of Roald Dahl, who was born on this day in 1916. September 13 is also known as Roald Dahl Day by his large fandom that is not bound by age.
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