HARPERCOLLINS

  • Every Manto lover would love 'The Pity Of Partition' August 22, 2013

    Saadat Hasan Manto, the name is enough only. Master storyteller and what not. Readers love him and swear by him but to be honest, I have never really read much of him. Its not that I don't want to, it's just that I have not been able to. When I...
  • After thousands of downloads, Google plugs free ebooks leak August 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Online or offline, free is the most loved word for all shoppers and when the word spread that as many as 40 contemporary books including works of Indian literary luminaries such as Khushwant Singh were available for free download on Google Play, thousands scurried to download their copies. The...
  • Flawed Theorem: Courage in the hearts of post colonial poetic odysseys May 30, 2013

    'One wants to break free of the past: rightly, because nothing at all can live in its shadow, and because there will be no end to the terror as long as guilt and violence are repaid with guilt and violence; wrongly, because the past that one would like to evade...
  • Britney Spears to write a novel based on her life November 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Britney Spears will write a roman a clef, a novel in which real persons or actual events figure under the disguise of fiction, in a book deal with It Books, The Hollywood Reporter reported on Tuesday. The pop star recently starred in a highly publicized trial with damaging and...
  • Would an Amul boy be cuter than the Amul girl? July 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Would an Amul boy have outwitted the cute girl in polka dotted dress and with a blue hair bun? Never, say her creators. "The Amul girl is far cuter than an Amul boy. She has far greater appeal," says Rahul DaCunha, Managing Director and Creative Head, DaCunha ...
  • 'Highway 39' about complexities in North East India May 24, 2012

    Sudeep Chakravarti is the author of 'Red Sun: Travels in Naxalite Country' and the novels 'Tin Fish', 'The Avenue of Kings' and 'Once Upon a Time in Aparanta'. His latest book gives a detail account of the sociopolitical complexities and ethnic divisions prevalent in the North East region as one travels...
  • 'Opening Night,' chasing the big Bollywood dream February 24, 2012

    'Opening Night' by Diksha Basu is the story of Naiya Kapur, a Princeton University graduate who comes to Mumbai to chase the big Indian dream Bollywood. Naiya isnt searching for her soulmate, or hoping to find her roots in the India her parents once knew; she is searching for...
  • Book extract: Curse of the Godman February 14, 2012

    The author of 'Curse of the Godman,' Biddu was born in India and started his career playing in a pop band influenced by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Following early success, he headed West and moved into the international music arena where he quickly struck gold, signing the unknown...
  • Book excerpt: Rakhshanda Jalil's 'A Mighty Heart' October 27, 2011

    Rakhshanda Jalil is a writer, translator and editor. Her debut collection of short stories 'Release and Other Stories' was published by HarperCollins in August 2011. Here's an excerpt from her book 'A Mighty Heart'. Chapter 1 This is a true story. If you don't believe me, ask Zohra. Zohra may occasionally embellish...
  • 'King's Speech' to be now published as a book October 25, 2011

    New York: Rights to the published scripts and tiein books for 'The King's Speech,' 'The Matrix,' 'Saving Private Ryan' and many other films have been acquired by HarperCollins Publishers. HarperCollins announced on Monday that it obtained the 'majority' of books released by Newmarket Press, a top publisher of filmrelated works. Newmarket's...
  • Book Excerpt: Tarun Tejpal's 'The Valley of Masks' August 4, 2011

    Tarun J Tejpal's 'The Valley of Masks' , published by Fourth Estate / HarperCollins, examines the pathologies of power, purity and dogma to give us a frightening yet ultimately redemptive vision of the future. In the words of Ashis Nandy, critic and social commentator, 'This brilliant, superbly imaginative but terribly...
  • PostNano world: The last pedestrian of Delhi February 2, 2011

    After writing Corridor and The Barn Owl's Wondrous Capers, Sarnath Banerjee went through a period of silence, wondering about the point of it all. Having promised his editor never to write another graphic novel, he returned to her office three years later with a manuscript of 'loosely bound graphic commentaries.'...
  • HarperCollins reveals cover for Palin's book July 30, 2010

    New York: The cover photo for Sarah Palin's new book is a portrait in red, white, blue and gray. The Alaska exgovernor and former Republican vice presidential candidate is photographed in closeup, wearing a gray sweater and American flag pin, which matches her flag bracelet. Her book, "America by Heart: Reflections...
  • Demi Moore set to reveal all in memoir June 8, 2010

    New York: Hollywood actress Demi Moore is all set to go public in a memoir with details of her three marriages and showbusiness career spanning three decades. HarperCollins said on Monday that it had bought world rights to a memoir by the actress that will cover her life and career....
  • Sarah's memoir replaces Dan Brown's book as bestseller October 2, 2009

    New York: Sarah Palin's upcoming memoir is already the top bestselling book on the shopping sites of Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble, a month and a half before the book goes on sale. The memoir from last year's (2008) Republican vicepresidential candidate, titled Going Rogue: An American Life, is scheduled for...
  • The longlist for Golden Quill 2009 announced July 21, 2009

    The longlist for the Golden Quill 2009 awards have been announced and HarperCollins Publishers India represented five titles in the longlist. Twentyeight books that have made it to the longlist from over 1,000 books which have been written (and rewritten) and published in India in 2008. Take a look at...
  • 11yrold writes milliondollar book September 25, 2006

    Beijing: A fantasy novel about tribes of warring birds, written by an 11yearold Chinese girl, inspired by the 9/11 terror strikes, is to be published worldwide in English. The young author, Nancy Yi Fan, who lives in Hainan, China's southernmost province, won the deal by simply emailing her manuscript to the...