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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’
(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.”
Salman Rushdie’s latest novel ‘Quichotte’ has been nominated for the 2019 Booker Prize.(HT ARCHIVES)
Salman Rushdie’s latest novel ‘Quichotte’ has been nominated for the 2019 Booker Prize.(HT ARCHIVES)

Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood make it to the Booker Prize shortlist

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2019 06:21 PM IST
Salman Rushdie won the Booker Prize in 1981 and both Atwood and Obioma had earlier made it to the 1986 and 2015 short-lists respectively.
This combination of photos shows cover images from anticipated releases, from left, "The Testaments," by Margaret Atwood, "The Institute," by Stephen King, "Quichotte," by Salman Rushdie and "The Water Dancer," by Ta-Nehisi Coates. (Nan A. Talese/Scribner/Random House/One World via AP)(AP)
This combination of photos shows cover images from anticipated releases, from left, "The Testaments," by Margaret Atwood, "The Institute," by Stephen King, "Quichotte," by Salman Rushdie and "The Water Dancer," by Ta-Nehisi Coates. (Nan A. Talese/Scribner/Random House/One World via AP)(AP)

From Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments to Salman Rushdie’s Quichotte, here are most popular fiction titles this fall

New York | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2019 01:16 PM IST
From Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments, her sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, to Lucy Ellmann’s epic Ducks, Newburyport and Salman Rushdie’s Quichotte, novelists and short story writers are addressing the news of the moment through imagined narratives.
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