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 Prize-winning 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 sometimes-biting 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...