NATIONAL BOOK AWARD

  • Jhumpa Lahiri among 10 shortlisted for US National Book Award September 20, 2013

    Indian-American Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri is among 10 novelists shortlisted for the prestigious US National Book Award 2013 in the fiction category for her new work 'The Lowland', which is a tale of two brothers set in Kolkata of the 1960s. The National Book Foundation announced the longlist for the...
  • Katherine Boo wins national award for Mumbai book November 15, 2012

    Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist and writer Katherine Boo won the national book award for nonfiction for 'Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity,' which sheds light on the lives of India's poor as well as government corruption. Author Louise Erdrich took the top fiction award for her...
  • Pioneering feminist poet Adrienne Rich dead at 82 March 29, 2012

    Los Angeles: Poet and essayist Adrienne Rich, a feminist literary figure celebrated as much for deeply personal reflections on her own life as for sometimesbiting social commentary, has died at age 82, family members said on Wednesday. Rich, who received a galaxy of honors, including the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize and...