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Review, "Skylight" by José Saramago

Portuguese author José Saramago won the Nobel Prize for Literature, but the first novel he submitted for publication, Skylight, languished in the rejection heap. Saramago, dejected at not hearing back from the publisher, didn’t write for years. 68 more words

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo throughout Latin America. Considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century, he was awarded the 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature. 592 more words

Colombian Novelist

Günter Grass and the losers of history

(Published in the Business Standard, April 14, 2015)

When I heard that Gunter Grass had died at 87, in the town of Lubek, I thought of what he had been at 17 and 18. 983 more words

Columns And Journalism

Book Review: Dora Bruder by Patrick Modiano / The Search Warrant trans Joanna Kilmartin

Patrick Modiano was not particularly well known in what the French call ‘ Anglo-Saxon’ literary circles until he won the 2014 Nobel Prize for LIterature. In fact much of the coverage in the British press made me chuckle as the suggestion seemed to be that as very few of his works have been translated into English, he was a less than worthy winner. 635 more words

Short stories: why you can love Murakami even without reading his novels

Published on 28 February in Scroll.in

Haruki Murakami’s stories are like soft shadows – the fainter of the footprints he has left behind.

In his introduction to the English edition of Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman, an anthology of 26 of his short stories, Haruki Murakami writes, “If writing novels is like planting a forest, then writing short stories is more like planting a garden.” He doesn’t compare the two forms. 799 more words

Beyond Books

Becoming Coherent In The World: The Extraordinary Career of Toni Morrison

Today marks the eighty-fourth birthday of the distinguished Nobel Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison, who was born in Lorain, Ohio, a town near Cleveland, Ohio on February 18, 1931. 1,823 more words