Patrick French Appointed Dean of School of
News18Patrick French Appointed Dean of School of Arts And Sciences of Ahmedabad UniversityNews18Ahmedabad: Patrick French, the writer of the official biography of Nobel Prize winning writer V S Naipaul, has been appointed the dean of the School of Arts and Sciences of Ahmedabad University. Speaking to News18, French said, “I am looking forward to ...
Posted on 17 July 2017 | 5:00 am
Andreou swaps Knopf for Harvard University
Andreou swaps Knopf for Harvard University Press | The BooksellerThe BooksellerGeorge Andreou has been appointed as director of the Harvard University Press after 27 years at Knopf.and more »
Posted on 17 July 2017 | 2:21 am
Friendly beats - Mumbai Mirror - Mumbai
Mumbai MirrorFriendly beats - Mumbai MirrorMumbai MirrorTabla maestro Zakir Hussain and Suresh Wadkar at Ajivasan's fusion of nine instruments at midtown concert venue.and more »
Posted on 16 July 2017 | 9:56 pm
Good versus bad immigrant: It's a bullshit
Times of IndiaGood versus bad immigrant: It's a bullshit binary scale, says Nikesh ShuklaTimes of IndiaLast year, Nikesh Shukla asked 21 BAME (black, Asian, and minority ethnic) writers to contribute essays to The Good Immigrant on their non-white experiences in Britain. The 37-year-old Briton of Gujarati-Indian origin crowd-funded the money in just ...
Posted on 15 July 2017 | 11:34 am
Ahmedabad University: French is 1st dean of
Times of IndiaAhmedabad University: French is 1st dean of AU's School of Arts ...Times of IndiaAhmedabad: Dr Patrick French, a British author and historian, has been appointed the first dean of Ahmedabad University's School of Arts and Sciences.and more »
Posted on 15 July 2017 | 11:28 am
Bookmarks: news and views from the book
April 11, 2015, 12:15 a.m. In November 2009 a rally against the lifting of parallel importation restrictions became a celebration after the Labor government rejected the proposals of the Productivity Commission that had been roundly criticised by printers, publishers, authors and booksellers alike.
Posted on 10 April 2015 | 8:24 am
Salman Rushdie gives classic books low
Well, we know which books Salman Rushdie doesnât want in his personal library, and they include such classics asÂ Harper LeeâsÂ To Kill A Mockingbird,Â Kingsley AmisâÂ Lucky Jim , and his friend Martin AmisâÂ Money . The Booker Prize-winning author ofÂ The Satanic VersesÂ ...
Posted on 6 April 2015 | 11:26 am
Only time will tell!
“But he is roused by the Hindu-Moslem massacres in Bengal and goes to the district of Noakhali. Sad last pilgrimage; embittered people scatter broken glass on the roads he is to walk.
Posted on 31 March 2015 | 3:35 pm
Almanac: V.S. Naipaul on bores
“Everybody is interesting for an hour, but few people can last more than two.”
Posted on 31 March 2015 | 8:53 am
Mumbai's Cafe Samovar shuts after five
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Cafe Samovar, a favourite haunt of intellectuals and celebs including Amitabh Bachchan, M.F. Husain and V.S. Naipaul, students and commoners, finally downed shutters on Tuesday after over five decades as loyal clients, some in tears, thronged it for one last time. Located inside the Jehangir Art Gallery, surrounded by heritage buildings like Chhatrapati Shivaji Museum ...
Posted on 31 March 2015 | 8:16 am
Books: Get lost in an epic Jamaican novel
PHUKET: Trinidad had V S Naipaul and Jamaica now has Marlon James through his third novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings (Riverhead Books, New York, 2014, 688pp), which is an epic tale of gang warfare in Jamaica, spilling over to Miami and New York and ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 9:11 am
Is Amazon Creating a Cultural Monopoly?
For months, a group of writers calling themselves Authors United have campaigned, mostly unsuccessfully, against the business practices of Amazon.com. On Thursday, they mounted their latest challenge, officially requesting that the Department of Justice ...
Posted on 22 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
Nigeria: The Short Story Is Not a Try-Out
But reading' This House is not for Sale, somewhat reminded me of V.S. Naipaul's 'Miguel Street'. What books influenced your approach to writing this book? This book shares more in common with 'A House For Mr. Biswas' than with 'Miguel Street' just as it ...
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
Galassi's galaxy a thing of wonder
These are his choices: Roberto Bolaño (lightness); Vladimir Nabokov (quickness); V.S. Naipaul (exactness); Marilynne Robinson (visibility); Jonathan Franzen (multiplicity); and Alice McDermott (consistency). I then ask Galassi what is the best and the ...
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 3:09 am
The 50 most memorable travel quotes
There is something comforting about a pithy quote, especially when it comes to travel. A good quote can clang like a rich bell: it makes you sit up and take notice in a way you never had before. I have collected quotes for years in my various notebooks ...
Posted on 20 August 2015 | 5:47 pm