- June 24, 2017
PEN Bangladesh, the local chapter of PEN International, promotes and upholds literature and freedom of expression
Established in 2010, the DSC prize focuses on fiction writing about India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, Maldives and Afghanistan
“The Unfinished Memoirs” was first published on June 18, 2012 in its original Bangla version “Oshomapto Atmojiboni” as well as in English
February 21 being celebrated worldwide as International Mother Language Day is a source of national pride.
Make 2017 the year you’re at your creative best
Part 11 of the Magical Christmas Ring
After Tim Cope finished talking about his epic quest and said that he would be available for his book signing at around 3 pm yesterday, a sudden rush was seen heading from the Cosmic Tent towards the Bookworm stall at the Dhaka Lit Fest last Friday.
In an engaging panel session titled ‘World Fiction’, which was held at the Main Stage auditorium on the opening day of this year’s Dhaka Literary Festival, authors, reviewers and translators, Daniel Hahn, Nichola Lezard, Anjum Hasan, Marcia Lynx Qualey and Amy Sackville, discussed the latest trends in global fiction. The speakers touched on a wide
Samir Asran Rahman’s debut novel, Zak & Zara: The Monster Murder Mystery, a young-adult fantasy, will be launched at the Dhaka Lit Fest 2016. Brought out by Bengal Lights Books, the book tells the story of Zak and Zara, aged 10 and 8 respectively, who break into a haunted house to find it inhabited by
This is a story that demands to be read aloud, and the plot twists and wise-cracking will have reader and listeners hooked till the very end.
A rare occurrence, the sun and the moon got a little time together today. However, the moon is fading away at a steady rate while the sun is glowing with power, or maybe it is sorrow. As she says goodbye, leaving behind nothing but a wisp of a cherished memory in the azure sky, the
Richard Beard will be one of the speakers at this year’s Dhaka Lit Fest. Be sure to visit on November 17-19 for a chance to meet the author.
At Red Shift Book Cafe on October 23, Bloomsbury India announced Shazia Omar’s latest publication, Dark Diamond, a fast paced, historical adventure story, set in 1685 Bengal.
Something is eating Abdul Aziz’s flesh, he is sure of it. What is it, he doesn’t know. And it is
bothering him. Not the flesh eating part, but the unknown thing that is eating it. He shared this with his wife, who screamed and started asking a thousand questions. He instantly regretted telling her.
Put your writing on a diet
The Swedish Academy’s surprise choice Thursday thrilled some and disappointed others, who felt giving the award to Bob Dylan made a mockery of the prestigious prize
The Swedish Academy awarded Dylan “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”
1. Beehive She loved it. She truly did. Weaving those flimsy, clumsy trails of thoughts into cohesive blobs, and the ensuing muted glory in the form of a minute blue thumbs up – the instant gratification that followed was like candy to a child. Amused, she sometimes found herself wondering if this truly did have
Three ways to start your story
As skylines go up, and lives get busier, and new social media apps pop up out of nowhere, real-life interactions take a backseat. When was the last time you had a real conversation with your next door neighbour? Best-selling Irish author Marian Keyes asks just that question in her novel Brightest Star in the Sky.