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June 26, 2012

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Welcome to WordPress.com! This is your very first post. Click the Edit link to modify or delete it, or start a new post. If you like, use this post to tell readers why you started this blog and what you plan to do with it. Happy blogging!

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One-Day Lit Fest in Chandigarh

June 21, 2012

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Here’s an opportunity for all the book lovers and those who have an appetite for literary tastes. One-day literature festival is going to be held at Cafe Books n Brew in Sector-16 at Chandigarh on 24 June, 2012 as per the following schedule:10:50 : Inauguration by Shri Manpreet Singh BadalMy Journey With Books: Manpreet Singh […]

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Commonwealth Foundation’s Literary Prize 2012

June 18, 2012

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This  year’s Commonwealth Foundation’s Literary Prizes were won by Shehan Karunatilaka and Emma Martin. While Sri Lankan author, Karunatilaka received the Commonwealth Book Prize 2012 for his debut novel ‘Chinaman: The Legend of Pradeep Mathew’; Emma Martin from New Zealand won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2012 for ‘Two Girls in a Boat’. The awards […]

Shakespeare’s First Theatre Dug Up

June 18, 2012

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RemainsRShak One of Shakespeare’s early playhouses has been discovered by the archeologists from Museum of London Archaeology(MOLA) in London. It is the place where Shakespeare’s famous plays ‘Henry V’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet’ were first staged. It is a brilliant piece of news for both the historians and the fans of Shakespeare because they now […]

Orange Prize for Fiction , 2012

June 2, 2012

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The Orange Prize for fiction for the year 2012 has been bagged by a debutant novel, ‘The Song of Achilles’, penned by American writer, Madeline Miller. The book has the backdrop of Homeric era and narrates a tale of friendship and love.Here’s a glance at the shortlist for the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction: AUTHOR             […]

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Orange Prize for Fiction: Not Orange Anymore!

May 29, 2012

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The British Orange Prize for Fiction was started in the year 1996 to encourage women fiction writing. It aimed at recognizing excellence and originality in women’s writings from throughout the world. The prize money for the award is thirty thousand pounds and a bronze medal called ‘Bessie’, a limited edition medal that was designed by […]

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Israel bars Gunter Grass over his Poem

April 9, 2012

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Gunter Grass, the 1999 Nobel Prize Laureate for Literature, has been barred by Israel for openly claiming that Israel is a ‘threat to the world peace’ in one of his poems ‘What Must Be Said’. In the ripe old age of 84, Gunter Grass, an author, playwright and sculptor, has courted a huge controversy and […]

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