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  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai April 15, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Some amazing lines from Indian-origin poet Vijay Seshadri's Pulitzer prize winning book '3 Sections' April 15, 2014

    India-born poet Vijay Seshadri has won the prestigious 2014 Pulitzer Prize in the poetry category for his collection of poems '3 Sections.' The 98th annual Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism, Letters, Drama and Music were announced on Monday by Columbia University. Seshadri's '3 Sections' is a "compelling collection of poems that...
  • 'The Flick' by Annie Baker wins Pulitzer for drama April 15, 2014

    New York: Annie Baker's "The Flick" has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for drama, a play set in a rundown movie theater that was hailed by the judges as a "thoughtful drama with well-crafted characters" with "lives rarely seen on the stage." The Columbia University's prize board on Monday gave the...
  • India-born poet Vijay Seshadri wins 2014 Pulitzer Prize April 15, 2014

    New York: India-born poet Vijay Seshadri has won the prestigious 2014 Pulitzer Prize in the poetry category for his collection of poems "3 Sections." The 98th annual Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism, Letters, Drama and Music were announced on Monday by Columbia University. Seshadri's '3 Sections' is a "compelling collection of poems...
  • Guardian, Washington Post win Pulitzers for US spying coverage April 15, 2014

    New York: The Guardian US and Washington Post were awarded the most prestigious Pulitzer prize on Monday for coverage of secret surveillance by the US National Security Agency that sparked wide debate over government spying. Reuters won in international reporting for its coverage of the violent persecution of a Muslim minority...
  • Veteran New York newsman Donald Frost dies at 81 January 5, 2014

    Donald Forst, a veteran newsman who led New York Newsday and the Village Voice as they won Pulitzer Prizes and also worked at more than a dozen other newspapers, died Saturday at age 81. He died at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany of complications of colon cancer, Forst's companion, Val Haynes,...
  • 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...
  • Jhumpa Lahiri among Booker Prize finalists September 10, 2013

    Pulitzer Prize-winner Jhumpa Lahiri and Irish novelist Colm Toibin are among six finalists for the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction. British-born Lahiri's "The Lowland" and Toibin's "The Testament of Mary" are on the shortlist announced on Tuesday for the 50,000-pound ($78,000) prize. The other finalists are "We Need New Names" by Zimbabwe's...
  • Stanley Karnow, reporterhistorian, dies at 87 January 28, 2013

    New York: Stanley Karnow, the awardwinning author and journalist who wrote a definitive book about the Vietnam War, worked on an accompanying documentary and later won a Pulitzer Prize for a history of the Philippines, died Sunday morning. He was 87. Karnow, who had congestive heart failure, died in his sleep...
  • 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...
  • Story by Pultizer winner serialised on Twitter May 28, 2012

    New York: A story by Pulitzer Prizewinning author Jennifer Egan for the New Yorker is being serialised in 10 installments on Twitter, according to the magazine. The New Yorker said the first installment of the story, a spy thriller called "Black Box, went out on Thursday night. "The story is written in...
  • Playlist: Happy b'day Bob Dylan, the free soul May 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Born as Robert Allen Zimmerman, American musician Bob Dylan has turned 71 today. A hugely influential figure in American popular culture, Bob Dylan at times is described as one of the key people behind creating a social unrest of early 70s. Some of his songs such as 'Blowing in...
  • Manning Marable wins history Pulitzer posthumously April 17, 2012

    New York: The late Manning Marable won the Pulitzer Prize for history on Monday, honoured for a Malcolm X book he worked on for decades but did not live to see published. For the first time in 35 years, no fiction prize was given. Pulitzer judges almost awarded two posthumous prizes....
  • Joseph Lelyveld on his controversial book on Gandhi January 21, 2012

    Pulitzer award winning writer and journalist, Joseph Lelyveld had come under fire in India for 2011 his book 'Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India.' Here's the writer on the book, the controversy and of course, Salman Rushdie. ...
  • Michael Chabon ebook rights for his work December 20, 2011

    New York: Starting this week and continuing into 2012, virtually all Michael Chabon novels, stories and other writings will become available as ebooks; news the author looks upon with pleasure and resignation. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay," Chabon has been a published author...
  • Pulitzer journalism entries to be submitted online December 1, 2011

    New York: The Pulitzer Prize board is changing how news organizations can enter its competition and says all submissions must now be done online. The board announced on Wednesday that paper submissions would no longer be accepted. Instead, a digital entry form will go through the Pulitzer website. Paper submissions have been...
  • 'No certain link between cell phone use, cancer' April 20, 2011

    Washington: Indian American cancer specialist, Siddhartha Mukherjee who won a 2011 Pulitzer Prize for his very first book, says there is no conclusive study linking the use of cell phones to brain cancer. But no study conclusively ruled it out, either, says Mukherjee, an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University. Mukherjee's...
  • Siddhartha Mukherjee's book wins Pulitzer April 19, 2011

    Boston: IndianAmerican physician Siddhartha Mukherjee's acclaimed book on cancer, 'The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer' has won the prestigious 2011 Pulitzer prize in the general nonfiction category. According to the Pulitzer citation, the book by the New Yorkbased cancer physician and researcher is "an elegant inquiry, at...
  • Ban on books: a question mark on democracy? April 1, 2011

    New Delhi: The latest biography on Mahatma Gandhi, 'Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and his struggle with India' is not even available here yet, but Gujarat and Maharashtra are banning it. The central government is deciding not to, after some consideration. The Pulitzer Prize winning author and former New York Times executive...
  • Maharashtra to ban controversial book on Gandhi March 29, 2011

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government will initiate steps to ban sale of a controversial book on Mahatma Gandhi by Pulitzer prizewinning journalist Joseph Lelyveld. "Gandhiji was a respected leader and is known as the father of nation. He led the freedom movement of India. The government will initiate steps to ensure that the...
  • Rock 'n' roll! Bob Dylan gets a Pulitzer Prize April 8, 2008

    New York: Thanks to Bob Dylan, rock 'n' roll has finally broken through the Pulitzer wall. Dylan, the most acclaimed and influential songwriter of the past half century, who more than anyone brought rock from the streets to the lecture hall, received an honorary Pulitzer Prize on Monday, cited for...