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Behind brand Booker
Booker shortlist 2009
Short takes on this year’s nominations by novelist
Being bookish in Brazil
Random notes on a book industry junket with a mind that wanders to the rainforests.
A critical failure
Winning literary prizes abroad is a habit with Indian writers; one we need to view with scepticism rather than naively accept as a sign of superior standards.
FACE TO FACE
Seeking the self
Poetry, says Kanimozhi, whose latest book was released recently, is about inner equilibriums. Excerpts from a conversation...
Intimacy of killing
Intimacy of killing” might sound incongruous, but that is what “killology” founder Lt.Col. Dave Grossman seeks to detail in his 1995 Pulitzer shortlisted book On Killing. It has since — particularly ...
All is not revealed
Waiting for the sequel to the Da Vinci Code? Well, The Lost Symbol is definitely not the one.
More management tales
Another MBA tells his particular story.
Wolf Hall, short-listed for the Man Booker Prize 2009, is a unique vision of English history.
For verse or for worse
Vijay Nambisan’s translations of two 16th century Bhakti classics do not work given his limited access to the languages of the originals.
Brilliant in parts
The Quickening Maze, shortlisted for this year’s Booker Prize, is beautifully written but is limited by a serious absence of narrative unity.
A flair for the unusual
From a sluggish first half, Solo takes flight to a surreal world.
Of encounters in far-flung places.
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