Happy Birthday: Langston Hughes

“I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.” [Langston Hughes] The giant of English poetry, social activist, and towering figure among the poets of America, James Mercer Langston Hughes was born in February 1, 1902. The glorious exhibition of his [...]

Live Chat With Richa Lakhera

Here is the transcript of Live Chat With Richa Lakhera. Our readers enjoyed a session of Live Chat with the author of Garbage Beat at our Facebook Page, Dial A Book. If you couldn’t participate in the session,you still have a chance to know what transpired. The chat begins from this question: Q: Harpreet Singh: [...]

Interview of The Day: Partha Basu

DAB: How and when did the idea for writing this book occur to you? Partha: Idea came from an interesting book store visit. Some years back, when we were expecting our first baby, we were utterly confused. Away from parents, we realised that it will be start of a new phase of our life which [...]

Interview of The Day: Michelle D’costa

We’re much delighted to have with us a young yet prodigious poet, Michelle D’costa born on 21st October 1991, an Indian raised in Bahrain. Her poems have been widely published in a number of well-esteemed journals and several magazines like eFiction India, Big River Poetry Review etc. Farhan: Michelle, I prefer to begin with the [...]

Happy Birthday Javed Akhtar Sahab

A timeless gem of Urdu poetry and veteran scriptwriter Javed Akhtar celebrates his birthday today. On his birthday, We must learn from him what the TIME is; Javed Akhtar reciting his very moving poem, a poem of unfathomable depth, ‘The Time’ click here to listen to the magical voice > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnfM9pZYm2w Javed Akhtar was born [...]

Interview of The Day: Supriya Kaur Dhaliwal

Supriya Kaur Dhaliwal, is a 17 year old lass from Palampur, a ravishing small town of Himachal Pradesh. Presently, Supriya is in the final year of her school. She is a medical student of XII standard.She has authored an anthology which is a collection of poems which she wrote in her childhood and early teenage. [...]

Happy Birthday Murakami

A Singer Becoming A World Famous Author The author of Kafka on the Shore, Haruki Murakami born in Tokyo, Japan in 12 January 1949, never thought of being an author or desired to be an author. School didn’t interest him much and he spent most of his college days reading thousands of film scripts stocked [...]

Jeet Thayil in Man Asian Literary Prize shortlist

Indian author Jeet Thayil’s debut novel “Narcopolis” is among five other works shortlisted on Wednesday for the USD 30,000 Man Asian Literary Prize. The five novels showcasing the diversity and depth of writing from Istanbul to Tokyo were announced in Hong Kong, listing distinctive and celebrated writers for the first time in a region-wide context. [...]

The New Year Books

2013: The Year Ahead In Books 10th The Oscar nominations are announced unusually early this year. Keep an eye out for a bumper crop of literary adaptations, including David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas, Yann Martel’s Life of Pi, the David Nicholls-scripted Great Expectations, as well as Les Miserables, Anna Karenina and The Hobbit. 18th A new [...]