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"China Room", inspired in part by the author's own family history, will be published by Penguin Random House India in May.(Amazon)

Booker finalist Sahota pens multigenerational saga

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2021 05:10 PM IST
Booker Prize nominee Sunjeev Sahota takes back readers to rural Punjab of the 1920s in his new novel, which is about two characters separated by more than half a century but united by blood.
Stuart was chosen from a shortlist comprising writers from diverse backgrounds.(AFP)
Stuart was chosen from a shortlist comprising writers from diverse backgrounds.(AFP)

Douglas Stuart’s Shuggie Bain wins Booker for fiction

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 21, 2020 07:20 AM IST
Stuart dedicated his book, which was turned down by 32 publishers before being picked up, to his mother, who died when he was 16.
Author Avni Doshi’s debut book is among the six works shortlisted for 2020 Booker Prize.(PHOTO: Instagram/avnidoshi)
Author Avni Doshi’s debut book is among the six works shortlisted for 2020 Booker Prize.(PHOTO: Instagram/avnidoshi)

Booker nominee Avni Doshi: I definitely suffer from imposter syndrome

Hindustan Times | By Mallika Bhagat, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 03:07 PM IST
Author Avni Doshi, whose debut book Burnt Sugar/ Girl in White Cotton has been shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize for Fiction, talks about her journey before and after the recognition.
Burnt Sugar, is a debut novel about love between mother and daughter by Indian-origin writer Avni Doshi(Twitter/Avni Doshi)
Burnt Sugar, is a debut novel about love between mother and daughter by Indian-origin writer Avni Doshi(Twitter/Avni Doshi)

Indian-origin writer Avni Doshi’s novel shortlisted for 2020 Booker Prize for fiction

UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2020 07:20 PM IST
Burnt Sugar is a debut novel about love between mother and daughter by Indian-origin writer Avni Doshi.
Dutch writer and poet Marieke Lucas Rijneveld poses during a photo session in Ultrecht on July 22, 2020. Marieke Lucas Rijneveld has won on August 26, 2020 the International Booker Prize with the English translation of the book De avond is ongemak (The Discomfort of Evening).(AFP)
Dutch writer and poet Marieke Lucas Rijneveld poses during a photo session in Ultrecht on July 22, 2020. Marieke Lucas Rijneveld has won on August 26, 2020 the International Booker Prize with the English translation of the book De avond is ongemak (The Discomfort of Evening).(AFP)

Dutch book ‘The Discomfort of Evening’ wins 2020 International Booker Prize

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 07:44 AM IST
The Guardian described ‘The Discomfort of Evening’ as “an unflinching study of a family falling apart in the madness of grief, rendered all the more unnerving for the childishly plain, undramatic way their compulsive behaviours are reported”.
Avni Doshi, author of Burnt Sugar(Photo by Sharon Haridas)
Avni Doshi, author of Burnt Sugar(Photo by Sharon Haridas)

Avni Doshi, Hilary Mantel in Booker Prize longlist

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 10:59 AM IST
Selected from 162 novels published in the UK or Ireland between October 1, 2019 and September 30, 2020, the prize is open to writers of any nationality, writing in English and published in the UK or Ireland.
US-born British novelist Lucy Ellmann poses with her book Ducks, Newburyport during the photo call for the authors shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction at Southbank Centre in London on October 13, 2019(PHOTO: AFP)
US-born British novelist Lucy Ellmann poses with her book Ducks, Newburyport during the photo call for the authors shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction at Southbank Centre in London on October 13, 2019(PHOTO: AFP)

‘Important to scrutinise both art and propaganda’

Mumbai | By Navneet Vyasan
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2019 04:02 PM IST
Lucy Ellmann, says the literary scene today is probably on ‘it’s last legs’ and the final outcome of the 2019 Booker Prize was ‘a depressing compromise’
Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo jointly win the Booker Prize for Fiction 2019 at the Guildhall in London, Britain.(Photo: Reuters)
Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo jointly win the Booker Prize for Fiction 2019 at the Guildhall in London, Britain.(Photo: Reuters)

Rules from 1993 waived as Margaret Atwood, Bernardine Evaristo win 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2019 03:37 PM IST
Atwood, who last won the prize in 2000 for ‘The Blind Assassin’, won the 2019 prize for her ‘The Testaments’, while Evaristo, the first black woman to win the prize, was awarded for ‘Girl, Woman, Other’. They will share the £50,000 prize money.
Author Margaret Atwood reads an extract during the launch of her new novel The Testaments at a book store in London, Britain late September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez(REUTERS)
Author Margaret Atwood reads an extract during the launch of her new novel The Testaments at a book store in London, Britain late September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez(REUTERS)

Margaret Atwood is one of this year’s Booker Prize winner. Here are her top 5 books you must read

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2019 02:19 PM IST
Canadian author Margaret Atwood and British author Bernardine Evaristo were awarded the Booker Prize for Fiction 2019 last night in London. Read on for Atwood’s five most-loved novels you must read.
Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, two of the three winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics at a press conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Monday.(Reuters Photo)
Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, two of the three winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics at a press conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Monday.(Reuters Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 9 AM: Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee on Indian economy and all the latest news at this hour

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2019 09:01 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion curated for you at 9 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
This year’s shortlist features six novelists - four of them women - born across four continents. It is also no longer called the Man Booker because of a sponsorship change.(HT Archives)
This year’s shortlist features six novelists - four of them women - born across four continents. It is also no longer called the Man Booker because of a sponsorship change.(HT Archives)

Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie vie for Britain’s 50th Booker Prize

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse, London
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2019 01:56 PM IST
Past laureates have ranged from celebrated writers such as Ian McEwan and Julian Barnes to Kazuo Ishiguro and Roddy Doyle.
(Atwood, who won in 2000 for “The Blind Assassin,” is one of six finalists for the 50,000-pound ($63,000) prize, whose winner will be announced Monday.)
(Atwood, who won in 2000 for “The Blind Assassin,” is one of six finalists for the 50,000-pound ($63,000) prize, whose winner will be announced Monday.)

Margaret Atwood, Lucy Ellmann favorites to win fiction’s Booker Prize

London | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2019 01:54 PM IST
Booker Prize winner Margaret Atwood is the bookies’ favorite to win the coveted fiction trophy again for “The Testaments,” her follow-up to dystopian saga “The Handmaid’s Tale.”
The 50-year-old Booker Prize for English-language fiction is among the world’s most prestigious literary awards, handed out annually and promising a major boost for winning authors.(Booker Prizes/Instagram)
The 50-year-old Booker Prize for English-language fiction is among the world’s most prestigious literary awards, handed out annually and promising a major boost for winning authors.(Booker Prizes/Instagram)

Prestige and legacy: 5 things to know about Booker Prize

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2019 07:04 AM IST
The 50-year-old Booker Prize for English-language fiction is among the world’s most prestigious literary awards, handed out annually and promising a major boost for winning authors.
Retailers were instructed to keep The Testaments strictly under wraps until its official release on September 10, but several online customers have already received the much-anticipated novel.(Instagram/ onenightread)
Retailers were instructed to keep The Testaments strictly under wraps until its official release on September 10, but several online customers have already received the much-anticipated novel.(Instagram/ onenightread)

Copies of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale sequel, The Testaments, released early by mistake

New York | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 11:41 AM IST
Retailers were instructed to keep The Testaments strictly under wraps until its official release on September 10, but several online customers have already received the much-anticipated novel.
Canadian author(Instagram/ Margaret Atwood)
Canadian author(Instagram/ Margaret Atwood)

Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie shortlisted for Booker Prize

London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 05:40 PM IST
Canadian author Atwood has been nominated to the six-person list for The Testaments, her hotly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale due out later this month. Rushdie, who is nominated for Quichotte, won the Booker Prize in 1981 for his book Midnight’s Children.
Author Salman Rushdie(Reuters file photo)
Author Salman Rushdie(Reuters file photo)

Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood in longlist for Booker Prize 2019

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 04:21 PM IST
Rushdie, a former Booker winner, is on the longlist for ‘Quichotte’, a novel to be published in September; Atwood’s ‘The Testament’ is also due to be released in September.
VS Naipaul began in the 1960s to write about his travels amid the worlds of his fellow colonials.(File Photo)
VS Naipaul began in the 1960s to write about his travels amid the worlds of his fellow colonials.(File Photo)

VS Naipaul: A great writer of many contradictions

The New York Times | By The New York Times
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2018 09:03 AM IST
The richest and most eminently re-readable books of Naipaul’s fiction after “A House for Mr Biswas” include “In a Free State”, an intimate suite of stories concerned with colonialism and the vagaries of power. Set in Egypt, America, Africa and England, it won the Booker Prize in 1971.
Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient was crowned the best work of fiction over the last five decades of the Man Booker Prize.(South Bank Centre Twitter)
Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient was crowned the best work of fiction over the last five decades of the Man Booker Prize.(South Bank Centre Twitter)

Not Naipaul: Michael Ondaatje’s ‘The English Patient’ wins ‘best of 50’ Booker prize

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Prasun Sonwalkar, London
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2018 08:47 AM IST
Sri Lanka-born Canadian writer Michael Ondaatje’s novel The English Patient has won the Golden Man Booker.
The writer Salman Rushdie interviewed during Heartland Festival in Kvaerndrup.(REUTERS)
The writer Salman Rushdie interviewed during Heartland Festival in Kvaerndrup.(REUTERS)

After Sacred Games, Netflix to adapt Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2018 03:11 PM IST
Netflix on Friday announced that they would be producing a new series based on Salman Rushdie’s acclaimed novel, Midnight’s Children.
Arundhati Roy won the Booker Prize for fiction for her debut novel The God of Small Things in 1997.(File photo)
Arundhati Roy won the Booker Prize for fiction for her debut novel The God of Small Things in 1997.(File photo)

What we are writing now

Hindustan Times | By Jerry Pinto
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2018 08:44 AM IST
On the 50th anniversary of the Booker Prize and the 21st year of India’s first win, a view of India’s literary landscape.
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