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Salman Rushdie ’delighted’ to be on Booker shortlist

Rushdie, who is nominated for ’Quichotte’, won the Booker Prize in 1981 for his book ’Midnight’s Children’This year he is shortlisted alongside another former winner, Margaret Atwood, besides Lucy Ellmann, Bernardine Evaristo, Chigozie Obioma, and Elif Shafak

1 min read3 Sep 2019

The multiverse of Salman Rushdie’s ‘Quichotte’

Salman Rushdie speaks on the making of his latest novel, an inspired take on ‘Don Quixote’, set in a Trumpian universe of alternative facts and fake news

9 min read23 Aug 2019

Women who fought for Salman Rushdie

The 30th anniversary of the fatwa on Salman Rushdie is also a milestone of women protesting against fundamentalism

10 min read21 Feb 2019

V.S. Naipaul, Nobel Prize-winning author, dies at 85

V.S. Naipaul’s friend and fellow author Paul Theroux said that he had been in poor health prior to his death on Saturday, but had taken pride in having his work recognized

7 min read12 Aug 2018

Nobel Literature Prize: controversy, fame and flops

A look at some of the controversies down the years since the prestigious Nobel Literature Prize laureate was first awarded in 1901

2 min read3 Oct 2017

Playboy’s literary links to India, from Malgudi to Panchatantra

Hugh Hefner’s Playboy became so popular in and beyond the US, even without the internet, that it was a household name among the English-speaking urban population in India

3 min read30 Sep 2017

Salman Rushdie’s years as an ad man

The forgotten 10 years that Salman Rushdie spent in advertising, writing ads for chocolates, shampoos and credit cards before ’Midnight’s Children’ happened

7 min read25 Sep 2017

Salman Rushdie’s great American novel

In his new novel ’The Golden House’, master fabulist Salman Rushdie makes sense of the post-truth world we live in. In this interview, he speaks of writing the panoramic social novel about America after 20 years of living there

11 min read4 Sep 2017

Season’s readings

Lounge curates your guide to the finest fiction releases of the year. Bookmark these

3 min read3 Mar 2017


In an exclusive conversation with ’Lounge’ during the Kolkata Literary Meet, Anita and Kiran Desai speak of the complexities of being immigrant writers looking into a world they are no longer a part of

1 min read12 Feb 2017
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