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  • Jaipur literary festival 'open to all'

    Helen Clifford, 08 Jan 2013

    The manager of the Jaipur literary festival, which takes place later this month, says the event aims to break down barriers between, authors, celebrities and the

    Page 08 Jan 2013

  • Manu Joseph 'happy to offend' with new novel

    Helen Clifford, 08 Jan 2013

    Manu Joseph, whose 2010 novel 'Serious Men' won both the Hindu Best Fiction Award and the PEN Open Book Award, says his latest offering, entitled 'The Illicit

    Page 08 Jan 2013

  • Elmore Leonard: I make up my stories as I go

    Helen Clifford, 07 Jan 2013

    American novelist Elmore Leonard, famous for his crime novels and westerns including the likes of 'Get Shorty', 'Rum Punch' and 'Pronto', says he doesn't plan out

    Page 07 Jan 2013

  • Libraries to offer e-reader classes

    Helen Clifford, 04 Jan 2013

    As the technological revolution continues to affect the literary world, countless book lovers around the globe woke up on Christmas morning to find a brand new

    Page 04 Jan 2013

  • Fiction should be based on reality says Nigerian author

    Helen Clifford, 04 Jan 2013

    Acclaimed Nigerian novelist Sefi Atta says all her work is taken from her own "social reality", with facts and genuine scenarios providing the building blocks for

    Page 04 Jan 2013

  • Hilary Mantel wins Costa Book Prize

    Helen Clifford, 03 Jan 2013

    Hilary Mantel's Man Booker Prize-winning 'Bring Up the Bodies' has won the novel award in the biographies category of the Costa Book Awards, and is now being tipped

    Page 03 Jan 2013

  • Judges announced for Charles Taylor Prize

    Helen Clifford, 03 Jan 2013

    With finalists for the award set to be revealed on January 9th, the judges for the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction have now been announced. The

    Page 03 Jan 2013

  • African writers reflect on the role of literature in society

    Helen Clifford, 03 Jan 2013

    Novelists, poets and critics have been taking part in special events across Africa to mark an extraordinary year for the continent’s literary scene, as well as to

    Page 03 Jan 2013

  • Patience is a virtue says Pulitzer Prize winner

    Helen Clifford, 03 Jan 2013

    Highly-acclaimed novelist Junot Diaz has revealed to the world his secret to being a great writer, and warns any aspiring authors that achieving success can be a long

    Page 03 Jan 2013

  • Part-time writers enjoying success in Malta

    Helen Clifford, 03 Jan 2013

    Maltese prime minister Lawrence Gonzi has praised a number of the winners at the country’s recent National Book Awards for their remarkable success despite not being

    Page 03 Jan 2013

  • Humour “works” in children’s books

    Helen Clifford, 03 Jan 2013

    Whether all-out “potty humour” or more sophisticated jokes that are likely to be appreciated only by parents, humour plays an essential role in children’s literature and

    Page 03 Jan 2013

  • Print books enjoy strong Christmas sales

    Helen Clifford, 02 Jan 2013

    Sales of print books have soared to a three-year high over the Christmas period as festive shoppers flocked to Waterstones and other outlets to purchase last-minute

    Page 02 Jan 2013

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