Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Shortlist for the 2014 Encore Award Honors Second Novels - includes The Luminaries

Today's Feature Story:

Author Jabeen Akhtar serves up 17 cliches she never wants to see again in literary novel about Indians, Pakistanis, Sri Lankans or Bangladeshis.

Unique and rare manuscripts have been smuggled from Mosul, Iraq, to Turkey, following the takeover of the city by (ISIS) gunmen.
More News from PP:

Six novels have been shortlisted for the 2014 Encore Book Award, which honors outstanding second novels. The list includes The Luminaries, This is the Way, and others.
From the Archives:

"I’ve said it many times that at least six or seven of those who have contributed to what is Bangla literature today are worthy of winning the Nobel prize in literature."

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