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By BAMUTURAKI MUSINGUZI Ugandan journalist and novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija, imprisoned and tortured by security guards for his book The Greedy Barbarian, won the 2021 International Writer of Courage award. Rukirabashaija was chosen by Zimbabwean Tsitsi Dangarembga, award-winning novelist, playwright, filmmaker and activist and winner of this year’s PEN Pinter Prize. The International Writer of Courage …

Over the past two decades, we’ve seen quite a few mature and sensitive films portraying mental illness correctly. These films have often delivered a strong message to those with mental health issues. Now Sunny Ray is making a movie about a mentally disturbed person but he insists that this ‘Bishakto Manush’ movie is by no …

Floyd Salas at the Oakland Book Festival. Courtesy of Claire Ortalda Floyd Salas, whose first two novels were published by Grove Press during the Barney Rosset years, died at his Berkeley home on Sunday after a long illness. He was 90 years old. His first novel, Tattoo the wicked cross, was published by Grove and …

Who is the greatest English-speaking Catholic novelist? Is this Flannery O’Connor? Graham Greene? Walker Percy? Muriel Spark? Evelyne Waugh? Caroline Gordon? A quick overview of 112 years of America the content shows that this magazine spilled a trillion gallons of ink on the matter, even though the obvious answer was and is and always will …

The Spanish literary world was rocked on Friday night by the revelation that one of the country’s most famous novelists, Carmen Mola, was in fact a work of fiction. His books are the work of three male screenwriters: Jorge Díaz, Agustín Martínez and Antonio Mercero. Until Friday, Mola was considered a teacher in her 40s …

#OnThisDay – In 1847, the English novelist Charlotte Brontë (under the pseudonym Currer Bell) published Jane eyre. Gustav Klimt was born in which year? 1882, 1862, 1852 or 1892? Who had huge success in 1958 with “Summertime Blues”? Jerry Lee Lewis, Billy Ward, Eddie Cochran or Buddy Holly? Chirophobia is the irrational fear of what …

Jackie Collins, who died in 2015, was known as the queen of bonkbuster for her blockbuster romance novels. The 77-year-old has written 32 books in her lifetime and sold over 500 million copies. But did you know the late writer was related to Dame Joan Collins? Jackie Collins was the younger sister of Joan Collins, …

“The road to success is paved with adversities, but that’s what makes it so special,” says Hermione Lee, a seventeen-year-old Taiwanese author. Lee’s first novel, In the name of the other world, was published by World Castle Publishing on September 21. He is the recipient of the Literary Titan Silver Book Award, which, according to …

Washington DC. 1997 First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. Credit: Mark Reinstein (Photo by Mark Reinstein / Corbis via Getty Images) Hillary Clinton has published her fair share of non-fiction books in the past about her time as Bill Clinton’s former first lady as well as her White House experience. But at first, Clinton launched a …

What color is Jane Austen’s Eliza Bennet hair? How is the beauty of Henry James’ Isabel Archer “unexpected”? As readers, we are given the briefest account of the looks of these imaginary young women. But there is no doubt that their creators intended to convey a powerful sense of their attractiveness – and that they …