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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.
JK Rowling
JK Rowling

Rowling, Rushdie, Atwood sign letter warning liberals of illiberalism

London | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON JUL 08, 2020 11:37 PM IST
The letter criticised the state of public debate and the “swift and severe retribution” dealt out to any perceived wrongs. It decried an “intolerance of opposing views, a vogue for public shaming and ostracism.’’
Your favourite books can soothe you much more than actual meditation does
Your favourite books can soothe you much more than actual meditation does

Spectator by Seema Goswami: Comfort reading

Hindustan Times | By Seema Goswami
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 02:43 AM IST
Trust me, it’s the best way of keeping calm and carrying on in the midst of a lockdown
Atwood spoke about how she managed to give the disease a miss as she had been travelling since January.(AP)
Atwood spoke about how she managed to give the disease a miss as she had been travelling since January.(AP)

Novelist Margaret Atwood on how she escaped the coronavirus scare

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2020 02:04 PM IST
Recently, for the Read A Letter initiative, she shared the story of how she managed to escape the coronavirus scare.
A woman reads as she sits in a window as another woman carries bags after shopping at an open market following the coronavirus disease outbreak (Covid-19) ahead of Greek Orthodox Easter in Athens, Greece, April 17, 2020.(Reuters photo)
A woman reads as she sits in a window as another woman carries bags after shopping at an open market following the coronavirus disease outbreak (Covid-19) ahead of Greek Orthodox Easter in Athens, Greece, April 17, 2020.(Reuters photo)

Covid-19: What to read during, after a pandemic

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By R Sukumar
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2020 06:56 AM IST
Given how popular the movie Contagion has become over the past few months, and the huge renewal of interest in the genre after the emergence of Covid-19, this Sunday column is dedicated to the huge volume of end-of-the-world fiction that’s out there.
Deepika Padukone at the trailer launch of film Chhapaak.(IANS)
Deepika Padukone at the trailer launch of film Chhapaak.(IANS)

Deepika Padukone to receive Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum, for spreading mental health awareness

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2019 07:33 PM IST
Deepika Padukone and three others have been selected for Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum (WEF).
The memorable character of Spock in Star Trek was created by screenwriter DC Fontana
The memorable character of Spock in Star Trek was created by screenwriter DC Fontana

Star Trek writer DC Fontana no more: Five women authors of sci-fi you must read

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Prannay
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2019 10:19 AM IST
Move over Isaac Asimov and HG Wells — it’s time you picked up the layered feminist science fiction of Joanna Russ, or the socially conscious speculative works of Octavia E Butler and PD James, the dystopia imagined by Margaret Atwood and Mary Shelley’s enduring Promethean tale Frankenstein.
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.
Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo share Booker Prize for Fiction.(Margaret Atwood/Twitter)
Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo share Booker Prize for Fiction.(Margaret Atwood/Twitter)

It’s a tie: Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo share Booker Prize for Fiction

London | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2019 10:32 AM IST
Margaret Atwood, 79, is the oldest-ever Booker winner. Bernardine Evaristo, who is of Anglo-Nigerian heritage, is the first black woman to take the trophy. She has published seven previous books.
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
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.”
In this March 16, 2017 file photo, author Margaret Atwood, center, appears with her editor Nan Talese, left, and partner Graeme Gibson in New York.(AP)
In this March 16, 2017 file photo, author Margaret Atwood, center, appears with her editor Nan Talese, left, and partner Graeme Gibson in New York.(AP)

Margaret Atwood’s longtime partner, author Graeme Gibson, dead at 85

New York | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2019 06:58 PM IST
Gibson’s death was announced Wednesday by Doubleday, which has published both Gibson and Atwood. He had been suffering from dementia.
Atwood said she had not planned a sequel to the story, but real-life political events, including moves to limit women’s reproductive rights, led her to reconsider.(AP)
Atwood said she had not planned a sequel to the story, but real-life political events, including moves to limit women’s reproductive rights, led her to reconsider.(AP)

Margaret Atwood said global politics led to the sequel of Handmaid’s Tale

LONDON | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2019 05:34 PM IST
Atwood said she had not planned a sequel to the story, but real-life political events, including moves to limit women’s reproductive rights, led her to reconsider.
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.
She has written more than 40 books — novels, story collections, essays and poems — and her awards include the Booker Prize for The Blind Assassin and Canada’s Giller Prize for Alias Grace.(Instagram/ Margaret Atwood)
She has written more than 40 books — novels, story collections, essays and poems — and her awards include the Booker Prize for The Blind Assassin and Canada’s Giller Prize for Alias Grace.(Instagram/ Margaret Atwood)

Margaret Atwood returns us to Gilead in The Testaments

TORONTO | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 03:50 PM IST
She has written more than 40 books — novels, story collections, essays and poems — and her awards include the Booker Prize for The Blind Assassin and Canada’s Giller Prize for Alias Grace.
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.
The gems of the Booker trove: 2019 longlist(@bookerprizes/Instagram)
The gems of the Booker trove: 2019 longlist(@bookerprizes/Instagram)

The gems of the Booker trove: 2019 longlist

By THE GUARDIAN
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 12:01 PM IST
This year’s Booker Prize longlist includes two former winners as well as an international array of acclaimed fiction.
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.
Actor-turned-author Twinkle Khanna says, contrary to her real-life choice in men, she likes smart, almost sedentary men in fiction(Getty Images)
Actor-turned-author Twinkle Khanna says, contrary to her real-life choice in men, she likes smart, almost sedentary men in fiction(Getty Images)

Bollywood Bookshelf: The book-loving funnybone

Hindustan Times | By Zuni Chopra
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2018 06:26 PM IST
Voracious reader Twinkle Khanna on being the ‘non Kindle’ girl and the one thing she has in common with Bridget Jones!
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Bradley Cooper, left, and Lady Gaga in a scene from A Star is Born. The cast was nominated for a SAG Award for best ensemble.(AP)
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Bradley Cooper, left, and Lady Gaga in a scene from A Star is Born. The cast was nominated for a SAG Award for best ensemble.(AP)

A Star is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody, Crazy Rich Asians score SAG nominations. See full list

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2018 01:20 PM IST
Bradley Cooper’s A Star is Born, Marvel’s Black Panther and Spike Lee’s BlackKklansman led the SAG awards nominations, announced on Wednesday.
File photo of author Margaret Atwood(AFP)
File photo of author Margaret Atwood(AFP)

Margaret Atwood to release Handmaid’s Tale sequel

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2018 11:17 AM IST
The sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, The Testaments will pursue unresolved narratives in the original 1985 novel, delving into the inner workings of the fictional nation of Gilead. The book will release in September 2019.
The term and the genre, Climate Fiction or Cli-Fi was officially coined in the late 2000s.(Unsplash)
The term and the genre, Climate Fiction or Cli-Fi was officially coined in the late 2000s.(Unsplash)

Cli-fi: Climate change, global warming and the birth of a new genre

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2018 05:46 PM IST
Global warming and climate change are topics being widely spoken about today and with its effects clearly evident on the planet. But did you know that authors in the past have written fictionalised accounts of the effects of climate change on humans which has become a whole new genre since the turn of the millenium? Read on to know more about Cli-Fi.
The red habit and white bonnet synonymous with ‘(Hulu on YouTube)
The red habit and white bonnet synonymous with ‘(Hulu on YouTube)

#MeToo personal for ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ costume designer

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2018 06:22 PM IST
In ‘Handmaid’s Tale’, Margaret Atwood’s nightmare of an America transformed into a totalitarian society, where women are reduced to sexual slavery, quickly became a parable to many about the political shift to the right and the national reckoning about sexual abuse.
(LtoR) Natasha Poonawalla at the Met Ball; Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja.
(LtoR) Natasha Poonawalla at the Met Ball; Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja.

Malavika’s Mumbaistan: Glam as glam can be

Hindustan Times | By Malavika Sangghvi
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2018 12:17 PM IST
Atwood’s dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale is enjoying a cultural resurgence as a TV adaptation has resonated strongly with feminist movements in the Donald Trump era.(REUTERS)
Atwood’s dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale is enjoying a cultural resurgence as a TV adaptation has resonated strongly with feminist movements in the Donald Trump era.(REUTERS)

The Handmaid’s Tale author Margaret Atwood says 9/11 terrorists got the idea from Star Wars

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2018 10:59 AM IST
In a magazine interview, Margaret Atwood said she believes the terrorists behind the 9/11 attack got the idea from Star Wars, and that while Donald Trump’s win in the US presidential race was “pretty bad for the environment”, it was not the end of the world.
Writer and politician Shashi Tharoor speaks during his session at Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 .(PTI File Photo)
Writer and politician Shashi Tharoor speaks during his session at Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 .(PTI File Photo)

Hay Festival 2018: Salman Rushdie, Shashi Tharoor in line up

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2018 11:14 PM IST
One of the most anticipated annual literature events, the festival programme announced on Monday features 600 of the world’s most known writers, policy makers, and innovators in 800 events over 11 days from May 24 to June 3
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