Jeet Thayil

  • Notables not on Celebrity 100 01-02-2013 06:15 PM

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  • No change in Jaipur Literature Festival's schedule: Sanjoy Roy 21-01-2013 06:08 PM

    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. ...
  • Jeet Thayil among 24 Sahitya Akademi awardees 20-12-2012 11:42 PM

    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...
  • Three Indian writers in Man Asian Prize longlist 04-12-2012 07:45 PM

    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 22-11-2012 11:32 AM

    New Delhi: Six books including "River of Smoke" by Amitav Ghosh, "Narcopolis" by Jeet Thayil and "The Wandering" by Pakistan-based 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 29-10-2012 06:02 PM

    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...
  • It's a wrap : On the Jaipur Lit Fest, fatigue and censorship

    Borgub's Lair |  Amrita Tripathi
    Festival fatigue has indeed set in, but I must remember not to keep asking people if the massive crowds leave them feeling wiped out! The...

  • 'Narcopolis' is an intense, disturbing read 05-01-2012 04:57 PM

    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 in-depth interview for a show 'Out of the Box' that aired on CNN-IBN - we shot with him in Delhi, at...
  • Out of the Box: A special treat for bookworms 15-06-2008 04:45 PM

    Townsville: After almost two years of togetherness that included an extensive training programme at the NCA, the Indian Under-19 side will start its campaign against the West Indies U-19 with its confidence on a high, here on Sunday. What gives them the confidence is that they they've played and beaten...