JEET THAYIL

  • Notables not on Celebrity 100 February 1, 2013

    Javed Akhtar He was hailed in creative circles for his efforts in getting the Copyright Act amended in May 2012. He also penned the lyrics for 'Ekk Deewana Tha'. But he doesn't feature in the Celebrity 100 because there was no specific category for lyricists. Irrfan Khan Despite all the accolades he...
  • Jeet Thayil wins the 2013 DSC prize for literature January 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Jeet Thayil, an Indian origin author of 'Narcopolis' wins the DSC Literature Prize for South Asia. The prize carries an award of INR 2,800,000 (USD 50,000) given to one international author (or shared with their translator) who has written the best novel thematically linked to the South Asian region. The...
  • Won't be bullied by terror any kind: Jaipur Lit Fest organiser January 24, 2013

    Jaipur: The Jaipur Literature festival began on Thursday under heavy security with Pakistani authors attending the programme as scheduled. Controversy surrounded the festival again this year with the Bharatiya Janata Party's youthwing protesting against the participation of Pakistani authors following tension at the Line of Control. However, organisers say there...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival: Organisers dismiss threats January 21, 2013

    Jaipur: Jaipur literature festival, which is set of kick off this week, has been marred by controversy with a group of Islamic clerics protesting the presence of authors who read from Salman Rushdie's banned book 'The Satanic Verses' in the 2012 edition of the festival. The clerics have said they...
  • No change in Jaipur Literature Festival's schedule: Sanjoy Roy January 21, 2013

    Sources in the Rajasthan Police said that members of the BJP and the RSS in the state were opposing the participation in the event by seven Pakistani authors. ...
  • Won't get bullied by fringe elements: Sanjoy Roy January 21, 2013

    Jaipur: Amidst reports of threat to the Jaipur Literature Festival by Islamist groups and reportedly by members of the BJP and the RSS, the organiser of the event, Sanjoy Roy has said that the event will be held as per the schedule. "Well I have just heard of these threats from...
  • Jaipur Lit Fest: After Islamist groups, event faces threat from RSS, BJP January 21, 2013

    Jaipur: After a few Islamist groups threatened the organisers of Jaipur Literature Festival against allowing the four authors who had read out passages from Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses at the event in 2012, sources in the Rajasthan police said that members of the BJP and the RSS in the...
  • Jaipur Lit Fest: Islamist groups seek ban on 4 authors January 21, 2013

    Jaipur: A statement warning the organisers of the Jaipur Literature Festival against allowing authors who had read out passages from Salman Rushdie's 'Satanic Verses' at the event last year was issued by Islamist groups on Sunday. The statement was issued at a conference in Jaipur. It seeks a ban on the...
  • Jeet Thayil's 'Narcopolis' in Man Asian shortlist January 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian author Jeet Thayil's debut novel Narcopolis featured among five novels showcasing the diversity and depth of writing from Istanbul to Tokyo as the shortlist for the 2012 Man Asian Literary Prize was revealed, listing distinctive and celebrated writers for the first time in a regionwide context. The shortlist,...
  • William Dalrymple, Rushdie top authors' reading list December 28, 2012

    New Delhi: When leading authors like Aravind Adiga, Jeet Thayil and Amit Chaudhuri were not writing in 2012, they were reading a lot be it works of Naresh Fernandes, William Dalrymple or Anjali Joseph. Mumbaibased journalist Fernandes' book "Taj Mahal Foxtrot: The Story of Bombay's Jazz Age" topped the reading...
  • Jeet Thayil among 24 Sahitya Akademi awardees December 20, 2012

    New Delhi: K Satchidanandan, Chadrakant Devtale, Jeet Thayil, Chandana Goswami, Subrata Mukhopadhayay and Jayant Pawar are among writers and poets representing 24 languages who have been honoured with this year's Sahitya Akademi awards. In all, 12 volumes of poetry, six short stories, four novels, an autobiography and a book of criticism...
  • Three Indian writers in Man Asian Prize longlist December 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian writers Jeet Thayil, Anjali Joseph and Benyamin were on Tuesday named in the Man Asian Literary Prize longlist of 15 authors which also figure Nobel winner Orhan Pamuk. The list for the $30,000 prize, considered Asia's most prestigious, was drawn from 108 published works from nine Asian...
  • Amitav Ghosh, Jeet Thayil shortlisted for lit prize November 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Six books including "River of Smoke" by Amitav Ghosh, "Narcopolis" by Jeet Thayil and "The Wandering" by Pakistanbased author Jamil Ahmad, have been shortlisted for the DSC South Asian Literature Prize 2013. The list, announced in a gala at the Mayfair Hotel in London, it includes six writers ...
  • Jeet Thayil on Man Booker Prize shortlist and more October 29, 2012

    He is a poet, musician and writer who has got a huge boost now that his debut novel has made it to the shortlist of this year's Man Booker Prize. So you can bet that Jeet Thayil's Narcopolis is fated to move from the fringes towards the main stream of...
  • Hilary Mantel favorite to with the Man Booker 2012 October 16, 2012

    London: Judges are choosing the winner of Britain's most prestigious literary trophy from a shortlist that includes novels set in the court of King Henry VIII and the opium dens of Mumbai. Hilary Mantel is favored to win the 50,000 pound ($82,000) Booker Prize with "Bring Up the Bodies," a tale...
  • Booker Prize for 2012 to be announced today October 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The Man Booker Prize winner for 2012 will be announced today, as some are calling it "the book world's equivalent of Oscars night". India's Jeet Thayil is also in the running for his debut book Narcopolis, a prize worth 50,000 pounds. Indian writer Jeet Thayil's first novel 'Narcopolis',...
  • Indian writer Jeet Thayil on Man Booker shortlist September 11, 2012

    London: Indian writer Jeet Thayil's first novel 'Narcopolis', described as a compelling tale of Mumbai's hazy world of opium addiction, has made it to the sixauthor shortlist for the Man Booker Prize 2012 announced today. Apart from 53yearold Keralaborn Thayil, authors on the shortlist are Deborah Levy, Hilary Mantel, Alison Moore,...
  • Excerpt: Booker longlisted Narcopolis' prologue July 27, 2012

    Indian authorpoet Jeet Thayil is among the 12 authors who are longlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize for Fiction worth 50,000 pounds and an assured spurt in the sales of the prizewinning book. His debut novel Narcopolis is a tale of vice and passion set against a backdrop of...
  • Indians who have won the Man Booker in the past July 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian author and poet Jeet Thayil features among 12 authors longlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for his book Narcopolis. The Man Booker Prize promotes the finest in fiction by rewarding the best book of the year. The prize is the world's most important literary award...
  • Jeet Thayil on 2012 Man Booker longlist July 26, 2012

    London: Noted Indian poet and writer Jeet Thayil is among 12 authors longlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize for Fiction worth 50,000 pounds and an assured spurt in the sales of the prizewinning book. Keralaborn Thayil, 53, is the only Indian writer in this year's longlist that includes known writers...
  • JLF: Suspense over Rushdie's video address January 23, 2012

    Jaipur: Amidst reports that the Rajasthan police planned to deny permission to author Salman Rushdie for his video conference on Tuesday at 3:45 PM at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival, festival producer Sanjoy Roy said that he had no information about the whole issue and that they will go ahead...
  • Not illegal if I read from Rushdie's book: Jeet Thayil January 23, 2012

    The four writers who read excerpts from 'The Satanic Verses' left the Jaipur Fest amidst speculation that they may be arrested. ...
  • Salman Rushdie to attend Jaipur Lit Fest via video January 23, 2012

    Jaipur: Booker Prize winning author Salman Rushdie will address the Jaipur Literature Festival via video conference on Tuesday. Rushdie will address the Jaipur Festival at 3.45 pm on Tuesday. Rushdie had decided against attending the Literature Festival in person, claiming that he was informed by intelligence sources in Maharasthra and Rajasthan...
  • Rushdie row: 4 authors asked to leave Jaipur Fest January 23, 2012

    Jaipur: The Salman Rushdie row refuses to die down as the four authors who read excerpts from Rusdhie's 'The Satanic Verses' have already left the Jaipur Literature Festival amidst speculation that they may be arrested if they had stayed on. Sources say that the festival organisers had unofficially asked the...
  • Rushdie slams police, says life threat invented January 22, 2012

    Jaipur: Two days after he decided to skip the Jaipur Literature Festival citing threats from a Mumbai don, celebrated author Salman Rushdie on Sunday slammed the Rajasthan police for allegedly inventing a plot to keep him away. Rushdie tweeted: "I've investigated, and believe that I was indeed lied to. I...
  • 'Narcopolis' is an intense, disturbing read January 5, 2012

    I first interviewed Jeet Thayil at the Jaipur Literature Festival a few years ago, when it was smaller and not quite as manic. And then we did a more indepth interview for a show 'Out of the Box' that aired on CNNIBN we shot with him in Delhi, at...
  • Out of the Box: A special treat for bookworms June 15, 2008

    CNNIBN's Out of the Box Books brings together writers who constantly test the limits of their creativity. This week's show features Sarnath Banerjee the man who is considered to be India's first graphic novelist and has won the Young Publisher of the Year award this year for setting up...