Generation Kill author Evan Wright dies aged 59 | Books

Generation Kill author Evan Wright dies aged 59 | Books

Evan Wright, the award-winning journalist who wrote about US subcultures in the book Generation Kill, which he helped adapt into the HBO miniseries of the same name, has died aged 59. Wright... Read more »
‘People say my book gave them a panic attack’: When We Cease to Understand the World author Benjamín Labatut | Fiction

‘People say my book gave them a panic attack’: When We Cease to Understand the World author Benjamín Labatut | Fiction

“I know you’re trying to skirt around it,” says Benjamín Labatut when I put to him that his books concern people of unworldly intelligence working on problems that are maximally deep, “but the... Read more »
India: author Arundhati Roy to be prosecuted over 2010 Kashmir remarks | India

India: author Arundhati Roy to be prosecuted over 2010 Kashmir remarks | India

Indian authorities have granted permission for the prosecution of the Booker prize-winning Indian novelist Arundhati Roy over comments she made about Kashmir at an event in 2010. The top official in the... Read more »
‘People say my book gave them a panic attack’: When We Cease to Understand the World author Benjamín Labatut | Fiction

Author Suzanne Collins announces fifth Hunger Games book | Hunger Games

Inspired by an 18th-century Scottish philosopher and the modern scourge of misinformation, Suzanne Collins is returning to the ravaged, post-apocalyptic land of Panem for a new Hunger Games novel. Scholastic announced on... Read more »
India: author Arundhati Roy to be prosecuted over 2010 Kashmir remarks | India

‘How could my mother leave her baby and then kill herself?’: author Maria Grazia Calandrone’s quest for answers | Autobiography and memoir

On 24 June 1965 a young woman sat her eight-month-old baby girl on a blanket in the gardens of the Villa Borghese in Rome, and walked quickly away. Within minutes, a passerby spotted the tiny child,... Read more »
Generation Kill author Evan Wright dies aged 59 | Books

John Burnside, author of Black Cat Bone, dies aged 69 | Books

John Burnside, author of Black Cat Bone and The Asylum Dance, has died aged 69 after a short illness. He died on 29 May, his publisher has confirmed. Though mainly known for... Read more »
Caleb Carr, military historian and author of The Alienist, dies at 68 | Books

Caleb Carr, military historian and author of The Alienist, dies at 68 | Books

Caleb Carr, the son of the Beat poet Lucien Carr who endured a traumatizing childhood and became a bestselling novelist, accomplished military historian and late-life memoirist of his cat, Masha, has died... Read more »
€100,000 Dublin literary award won by Romanian author Mircea Cărtărescu | Books

€100,000 Dublin literary award won by Romanian author Mircea Cărtărescu | Books

Romanian author Mircea Cărtărescu and American translator Sean Cotter have won the €100,000 Dublin literary award for the novel Solenoid. “By turns wildly inventive, philosophical and lyrical, with passages of great beauty,... Read more »
‘People say my book gave them a panic attack’: When We Cease to Understand the World author Benjamín Labatut | Fiction

The Ministry of Time author Kaliane Bradley: ‘It was just so much fun’ | Books

Kaliane Bradley (pronounced Cull-yan, which means “darling” in Cambodian) is packing to move house when I visit her in Walthamstow, east London. The move has been made possible by the publication of her first novel, The Ministry... Read more »
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