Going, going….

Update on the DSC Prize for South Asian literature, a newly-instituted literary award given annually to writers on themes such as culture, politics and history of the region. We’d written about it here earlier. The longlist of 16 names has been whittled down to just 6. Three Indian authors lead the six books shortlisted for the … More Going, going….

Teen Reads

Anuradha Varma at the TOI poses the question ‘What do teens read?” and then proceeds to give us some insights. Apparently, Indian teens are hooked to Artemis Fowl, Harry Potter and the Twilight series, but are reluctant to explore Indian authors. Further, they are reluctant to try Indian authors but are hooked to titles from the West. … More Teen Reads

No brat pack, this!

The HindustanTimes of 23rd October has this interesting article ” The Pak pack takes over the literary world?” about authors from Pakistan who are making their presence with their contributions on writing, including fiction, reportage, memoir, travelogue and poetry, Mohsin Hamid, Mohammed Hanif,  Daniyal Mueenuddin, Kamila Shamsie & Uzma Aslam Khan. At JustBooks, we have books by every one of … More No brat pack, this!

Its ‘Athithi Devo Bhava’ time

Indian readers of contemporary English fiction are reaping a rich harvest as top British and American authors head to India to promote their books. Best-selling names Ken Follet, Peter James and Wilbur Smith are the latest to chart out trips to the country. Full story here (Source: Siliconindia.com)

An iconic sale

The Economic Times reported 2 days ago that Two iconic works — one billed as the most expensive book in the world and the other the most important book in all of English Literature — will go under the hammer at a Sotheby’s auction here on December 7 . David Goldthorpe, director and senior specialist in … More An iconic sale

One for the record books

With a view to inculcate the reading habit among people of Gujarat, especially children, the Narendra Modi Government is getting ready on October 30 to ensure that: ….about 50 lakh students from across the state will read books together for one hour, between 9 am and 10 am. The books to be read at the … More One for the record books