Author of more than 25 books, Roth was both hailed and derided for laying bare the neuroses and obsessions that haunted the modern Jewish-American experience. His agent says the author died of congestive heart failure.
In a career that spanned decades, Le Guin published more than 20 novels, wrote children's books, dozens of short stories, volumes of poetry and collections of essays - but is best remembered for global bestselling "Earthsea" series.
Clooney will direct and star in the six-episode series, based on US author Joseph Heller’s darkly comedic 1961 novel 'Catch-22'.
Amazon closed the deal with an upfront payment of around $200 million and acquired the TV rights for 'Lord of the Rings.'
Saunders' first novel "Lincoln in the Bardo" is about former US president Abraham Lincoln and the death of his 11-year-old son, Willie, at the dawn of the American Civil War. He is the second American writer to win Britain's prestigious prize.
The Handmaid's Tale, Saturday Night Live and Veep were the big winners at this year's Emmys, but the on stage appearance of former White House press secretary Sean Spicer stole the show.
His 1975 “Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror” made history when he became the lone writer to earn three major awards in that year for it.
Azar Nafisi, the renowned Iranian-American author, is most famous for her book “Reading Lolita in Tehran”. She reflects on similarities between Iran and the United States and on the importance of culture and education in a healthy democracy.
The story of the seven novels revolves around a young wizard and his friends. The books were adapted into eight movies and translated into as many as 79 languages in 200 countries and have sold more than 450 million copies worldwide.
K is a character in Franz Kafka's novel "The Castle" who gets trapped in an endless labyrinth of bureaucracy. Tightened US visa rules seem to be straight out of K's nightmare.
The Jaipur Literature Festival is one of the few places where you can challenge the greatest minds on earth, and get away with it.
'Tintin in the Land of the Soviets' sees the Belgian reporter escaping from a train in Berlin after a bomb explodes and being chased by Soviet soldiers.
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