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The Hindu
An author like no otherThe queue in front of the Stein auditorium is daunting. Near the doorway, there
An author like no other
The Hindu / Posted 53 minutes ago
The queue in front of the Stein auditorium is daunting. Near the doorway, there’s a yellow sign with blue lettering, and a picture of a smiling Margaret Atwood standing with her arm crooked at the elbow and her fingers bent, poised in the air near... Read more
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The Economic Times
Controversies at Jaipur Lit Fest are trying & draining: Sanjoy Roy"What people don't realize is that a controversy can be exciting for that momen
Controversies at Jaipur Lit Fest are trying & draining: Sanjoy Roy
The Economic Times / Posted 18 hours ago
"What people don't realize is that a controversy can be exciting for that moment, but the debris that's left behind is enormous. It is important to realize the resources and the energy that goes behind organizing any festival, especially the Jaipur... Read more
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The Border Mail
Melbourne feminists' knife advice was 'taken out of context'Activists say women should not carry weapons of any kind to Return of Kings pro
Melbourne feminists' knife advice was 'taken out of context'
The Border Mail / Posted 3 days ago
Activists say women should not carry weapons of any kind to Return of Kings protest. The organisers of a protest against an international "neomasculine" organisation say they have not instructed members to bring pocket knives in order to protect... Read more
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Wired News
The 10 Most Promising Books Coming in 2016Nobody can really predict which books will come to dominate the cultural conver
The 10 Most Promising Books Coming in 2016
Wired News / Posted 4 days ago
Nobody can really predict which books will come to dominate the cultural conversation—but has that ever stopped anyone from trying? We at WIRED have done a close reading of 2016’s line-up, picking the 10 titles we think will get the most people... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Purdy part of Reel Stories: SEE TRAILERSBarrie’s Reel Stories zeros in on people, in all their wild, controversial, adv
Purdy part of Reel Stories: SEE TRAILERS
Barrie Examiner / Posted 5 days ago
Barrie’s Reel Stories zeros in on people, in all their wild, controversial, adventuresome, creative glory. Their stories are revealed it in a series of documentaries and dramas inspired by true events and real people. Common to many, and the reason... Read more
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The Age
Melbourne feminists not advised to take knives to protestThe organisers of a protest against an international "neomasculine" organisatio
Melbourne feminists not advised to take knives to protest
The Age / Posted 5 days ago
The organisers of a protest against an international "neomasculine" organisation say they have not instructed members to bring pocket knives to protect themselves. The feminist group Mad F---ing Witches is leading the protest against Return of... Read more
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Wired News
In the New Novel All the Birds in the Sky, Witches Finally Battle Mad ScientistsIn 2012 Charlie Jane Anders won a Hugo Award for her story “Six Months, Three D
In the New Novel All the Birds in the Sky, Witches Finally Battle Mad Scientists
Wired News / Posted 6 days ago
In 2012 Charlie Jane Anders won a Hugo Award for her story “Six Months, Three Days,” about a man and woman with fundamentally incompatible worldviews. (His visions of the future are inevitable, hers aren’t.) Anders explores similar themes in her... Read more
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The Border Mail
Melbourne feminists' knife advice was 'taken out of context'Activist says instructing members to take pocket knives to a protest against me
Melbourne feminists' knife advice was 'taken out of context'
The Border Mail / Posted 6 days ago
Activist says instructing members to take pocket knives to a protest against men's group Return of Kings had been meant as 'a joke' . The organisers of a protest against an international "neomasculine" organisation says it has not instructed members... Read more
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The Courier
Melbourne feminists' knife advice was 'taken out of context'Activist says instructing members to take pocket knives to a protest against me
Melbourne feminists' knife advice was 'taken out of context'
The Courier / Posted 6 days ago
Activist says instructing members to take pocket knives to a protest against men's group Return of Kings had been meant as 'a joke' . The organisers of a protest against an international "neomasculine" organisation says it has not instructed members... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
In defence of being a housewife: Writer Helen Ellis on what it means todayI shred cheese. I berate a pickle jar. I pump the salad spinner like a CPR dumm
In defence of being a housewife: Writer Helen Ellis on what it means today
The Globe and Mail / Posted 6 days ago
I shred cheese. I berate a pickle jar. I pump the salad spinner like a CPR dummy. I strangle defrosted spinach and soak things in brandy. I casserole. I pinwheel, I toothpick. I bacon. I iron a tablecloth and think about eating lint from the dryer,... Read more
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The Irish Times
Designed to be read: ‘Even the smallest detail can spark a concept for the cover’How did you get your start? I originally started designing packaging for an ag
Designed to be read: ‘Even the smallest detail can spark a concept for the cover’
The Irish Times / Posted 6 days ago
How did you get your start? I originally started designing packaging for an agency, but soon realised that packaging is too ephemeral for me, and I wanted to design in a field where work has more longevity. I was offered positions designing film... Read more
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Op-Ed News
A Mosquito Net Descends Across the AmericasWe are a few weeks away from the 70th anniversary of Winston Churchill's famous
A Mosquito Net Descends Across the Americas
Op-Ed News / Posted 10 days ago
We are a few weeks away from the 70th anniversary of Winston Churchill's famous speech in Fulton, Missouri, the one where he announced (with Churchillian timbre) that "from Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an iron curtain has... Read more
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The Hindu
After the Atwoods and Toibins leave: a new shared experienceI didn’t attend the final day’s party – the Writers’ Ball – at the Jaipur Liter
After the Atwoods and Toibins leave: a new shared experience
The Hindu / Posted 11 days ago
I didn’t attend the final day’s party – the Writers’ Ball – at the Jaipur Literature Festival. I spent time instead at a party which had no invitation cards and for which people didn’t send reminders. There were no authors there, no publishers... Read more
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WBEZ91.5
PEN American Center Awards Free-Speech Prize to J.K. RowlingThe free-speech organization PEN American Center says it is giving its 2016 PEN
PEN American Center Awards Free-Speech Prize to J.K. Rowling
WBEZ91.5 / Posted 13 days ago
The free-speech organization PEN American Center says it is giving its 2016 PEN/Allen award to author J.K. Rowling. The prize honors "a critically acclaimed author whose work embodies its mission to oppose repression in any form and to champion the... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
PEN American Center Awards Free-Speech Prize To J.K. RowlingThe free-speech organization PEN American Center says it is giving its 2016 PEN
PEN American Center Awards Free-Speech Prize To J.K. Rowling
KPBS San Diego / Posted 15 days ago
The free-speech organization PEN American Center says it is giving its 2016 PEN/Allen award to author J.K. Rowling. The prize honors "a critically acclaimed author whose work embodies its mission to oppose repression in any form and to champion the... Read more
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International Business Times
Jaipur Literature Festival the 'best yet' as students, villagers and foreigners gather in India British author and co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival, William Dalry
Jaipur Literature Festival the 'best yet' as students, villagers and foreigners gather in India
International Business Times / Posted 16 days ago
British author and co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival, William Dalrymple, has said that this year has been the "best festival yet" with thousands of people flocking to the state of Rajasthan from across the globe. The British author is... Read more
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The Hindu
Why everybody loves a good literary festivalIn the age of algorithms and podcasts, being under the same tent as a favourite
Why everybody loves a good literary festival
The Hindu / Posted 17 days ago
In the age of algorithms and podcasts, being under the same tent as a favourite writer is uniquely refreshing In the 1950s, when J.D. Salinger wrote The Catcher in the Rye, there probably were not many literary festivals. “What really knocks me... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
B.C. comic artist pairs with Margaret Atwood for Angel Catbird seriesVancouver-based comic-book artist Johnnie Christmas is 15 pages into drawing hi
B.C. comic artist pairs with Margaret Atwood for Angel Catbird series
The Globe and Mail / Posted 18 days ago
Vancouver-based comic-book artist Johnnie Christmas is 15 pages into drawing his latest project – a three-volume comic-book series called Angel Catbird that is being written by Margaret Atwood. Yes, that Margaret Atwood, the acclaimed Canadian... Read more
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asianage
Margaret Atwood lauds JLF reach, says reading habit aliveAuthor Margaret Atwood at the Jaipur Literature Festival. (Photo: PTI) Who say
Margaret Atwood lauds JLF reach, says reading habit alive
asianage / Posted 19 days ago
Author Margaret Atwood at the Jaipur Literature Festival. (Photo: PTI) Who says people don’t read anymore? The crowd bursting at the seams at Diggi Palace, the venue for the world’s largest literary fair, suggested anything but this. Literary... Read more
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New Kerala
Asia's largest literary festival kicks off in JaipurJaipur, Jan.21 : Asia's largest literary festival kicked off in pink city Jaipu
Asia's largest literary festival kicks off in Jaipur
New Kerala / Posted 19 days ago
Jaipur, Jan.21 : Asia's largest literary festival kicked off in pink city Jaipur on Thursday in a testament to the growing global influence of Indian literature and its appeal to both publishers and authors. Regional language novelists and poets will... Read more
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International Business Times
Jaipur Lit Fest 2016: Where to watch Stephen Fry and others at the world's largest free literature festival The world's largest free literature festival has begun in India's state of Raja
Jaipur Lit Fest 2016: Where to watch Stephen Fry and others at the world's largest free literature festival
International Business Times / Posted 19 days ago
The world's largest free literature festival has begun in India's state of Rajasthan on Thursday 21 January. The five-day festival takes place in Jaipur every year, bringing together some of the world's most well-known writers. This year's big names... Read more
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The Hindu
Celebrating the written wordThe 2016 edition of the Jaipur Literature festival, which kickstarted in style,
Celebrating the written word
The Hindu / Posted 19 days ago
The 2016 edition of the Jaipur Literature festival, which kickstarted in style, promises to be a treat for book lovers A blend of colours, local Rajastani folk songs, dance and reminisces about the nine-year journey of the festival were the... Read more
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New Kerala
Top Tips for JLF treatJaipur, Jan 21 (www.rajasthanpost.com/IBNS) Jaipur's January jamboree is here.
Top Tips for JLF treat
New Kerala / Posted 20 days ago
Jaipur, Jan 21 (www.rajasthanpost.com/IBNS) Jaipur's January jamboree is here. Starting Jan 21, it will run through five days till Jan 25. So if you happen to be in the Pink City during the period, don't make the mistake of skipping the literary... Read more
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International Business Times
Jaipur Literature Festival: Dalit Bant Singh to tell shocking story of caste discrimination in India The story of the life of Dalit writer and activist Bant Singh is to be narrated
Jaipur Literature Festival: Dalit Bant Singh to tell shocking story of caste discrimination in India
International Business Times / Posted 22 days ago
The story of the life of Dalit writer and activist Bant Singh is to be narrated at the annual Jaipur Literature Festival in India. The festival will bring together some of the world's leading authors and journalists from 21-25 January 2016, including... Read more
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Daily Mail
George Bush beats Jesus to top Wikipedia's 'most edited' listGeorge Bush beats Hitler and Jesus to top Wikipedia's ‘most edited’ list: Site
George Bush beats Jesus to top Wikipedia's 'most edited' list
Daily Mail / Posted 25 days ago
George Bush beats Hitler and Jesus to top Wikipedia's ‘most edited’ list: Site reveals statistics on its 15th year anniversary George Bush, in office from 2001 to 2009, topped list with 45,862 edits The list of the top-10 most edited pages went on... Read more
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Business Standard India
The buzz around lit festsLit fests are multiplying across India, inspired by the Jaipur literature festi
The buzz around lit fests
Business Standard India / Posted 25 days ago
Lit fests are multiplying across India, inspired by the Jaipur literature festival that begins next week. Being in the audience is well worth the journeyLit fests are multiplying across India, inspired by the Jaipur... Read more
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New Kerala
Rajasthan gears up for ZEE Jaipur Literature FestivalKolkata/New Delhi, Jan 12 : With easy rail, air and road links to Jaipur we hop
Rajasthan gears up for ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival
New Kerala / Posted 28 days ago
Kolkata/New Delhi, Jan 12 : With easy rail, air and road links to Jaipur we hope you have booked your rooms and registered to enjoy the annual celebration of literature that is the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival running between Jan 21 and 25. The... Read more
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The Irish Times
Alive, Alive Oh! And Other Things That Matter, by Diana Athill: life lived to full A series of vignettes ranging from childhood reminiscences to reflections on
Alive, Alive Oh! And Other Things That Matter, by Diana Athill: life lived to full
The Irish Times / Posted 1 months ago
A series of vignettes ranging from childhood reminiscences to reflections on history, culminating in the 98-year-old author’s meditation on old age and the end of... Read more
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Slate
This 98-Year-Old Essayist Knows a Thing or TwoOne of the more frustrating aspects of clocking several decades on this planet
This 98-Year-Old Essayist Knows a Thing or Two
Slate / Posted 1 months ago
One of the more frustrating aspects of clocking several decades on this planet is that while it teaches you a lot, what it teaches is nearly impossible to impart in words. Life turns out to be a learn-as-you-go affair, which is one reason why the... Read more
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The New Statesman
Blair, Barnes and big reads: the books to look out for in 2016The publishing year begins with fond goodbyes to two writers known for their hu
Blair, Barnes and big reads: the books to look out for in 2016
The New Statesman / Posted 1 months ago
The publishing year begins with fond goodbyes to two writers known for their humanity and, in different ways, their gifts for storytelling. Henning Mankell, the creator of Inspector Wallander, and David Cesarani, an authority on modern Jewish... Read more

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