Norman mailer

Covers of The Bolt Supremacy: Inside Jamaica’s Sprint Factory; Running With The Kenyans: Discovering The Secrets Of The Fastest People On Earth; and Born To Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, And The Greatest Race The World Has Never Seen;<br />

The Olympic reading list

3 min read . 29 Jul 2016
<br /> Double roles: The Calcutta Chromosome by Ghosh (left) and Tough Guys Don’t Dance by Mailer are great mystery novels. Santosh Harhare / Hindustan Times and Random House / Bloomberg <br />

Three unlikely toppers

3 min read . 26 Mar 2010
<br />Handle with care: A staffer at CMYK holds open a volume of Later Chinese Painting and Calligraphy (Random House) that costs Rs32,000. Madhu Kapparath/Mint <br />

The moon on sale

3 min read . 05 Dec 2009
<br /> The bad sex award: Márquez was a nominee. Foto Pool / Clasos.com <br />

Sex writing can be sublime in poetry

2 min read . 03 Jul 2009
<br />Following up: (left – Rick Rycroft/AP) Arundhati Roy recently said she has begun working on her second novel; and Joseph Heller could never recreate the magic of his debut Catch-22. AFP<br />

There&#8217;s rarely a second chance

2 min read . 22 May 2009