Browsing Month October, 2011

Hindu Literary Prize: Another debutant wins

By at October 31, 2011 | 9:52 AM | 0 Comment

The Hindu Literary Prize would seem to be a debutant’s dream. If it was Manu Joseph’s Serious Men last year, it is Rahul Bhattacharya’s The Sly Company of People Who Care this time. The novel is about the journey of a 26-year-old cricket journalist who chucks his job in Mumbai and arrives in Guyana, a forgotten colonial society of raw, mesmerizing beauty. Amid more...

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Sudeshna Shome Ghosh quits Penguin

By at October 29, 2011 | 1:15 PM | 0 Comment

Sudeshna Shome Ghosh, Editorial Director, Puffin, has put in her papers after 10 years with the company. Ghosh, who joined Penguin as editorial assistant for two years after college in 1997 has had two stints with the publishing giant. She moved to Bangalore and joined again as Associate Editor in 2001. Ranjit Lal’s Faces in the Water (the 2011 winner of the more...

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Julian Barnes’ book is Jonathan Cape’s eighth Booker winner

By at October 19, 2011 | 7:46 PM | 0 Comment

Man Booker Prize winner for 2011, Julian Barnes has been the bookies’ favourite to win since the shortlist announcement on 6 September. The winner of this year’s prize gets £50,000 for his book, The Sense of an Ending, published by Jonathan Cape. Barnes has been shortlisted three times in the past for Arthur and George (2005), England, England (1998) more...

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