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  • No confirmed case of novel coronavirus in Pakistan: SAPM

    ISLAMABAD: The National Institute of Health (NIH) has received 43 samples of suspected novel coronavirus cases, all of which have tested negative...

    According to a statement issued by the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS), Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on NHS Dr Zafar Mirza said on Saturday that there has not been a single confirmed case of novel coronavirus in the country...

  • What Grisham gets right about lawyers and law in his latest novel

    But what about John Grisham? His latest novel, The Rooster Bar centres on four law students at a third-tier, for-profit law school who find themselves on the losing end of a scam...

    Sure, there are some lucky coincidences and things happen on a very expedited timeline in this fast-paced novel, but no more than you’d find in your average thriller...

  • COLUMN: HOW TO WRITE A NOVEL

    Novel-writing is a desperate struggle against the community imposed by the world...

    It is a fight against so-called reality, which must be defeated at all levels to successfully create the alternate world that is represented by a novel...

  • Crime novel by relative of Jane Austen back in print after 80 years

    But the crime novel by the granddaughter of Jane Austen’s nephew — supposedly written on the very desk used by her illustrious ancestor — has been shrouded in mystery since it fell out of print...

    The novel is due to appear in early 2017 as part of the library’s Crime Classics series, which this year will also include works by the neglected crime novelists J Jefferson Farjeon and Alan Melville, as well as next week’s release of...

  • Eager fans snap up copies of new ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ novel

    James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey” erotic trilogy clamoured on Thursday to get the first copies of her new book “Grey,” a version of the first novel told through the eyes of her famous male character...

    Publisher Vintage Books, a division of Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, supplied a million copies of the novel to bookstores...

  • ESSAY: THE MOST SCANDALOUS NOVEL EVER WRITTEN

    Did James Joyce write the most scandalous and pornographic novel ever written? Or is Ulysses the Mount Everest of modern literature, perhaps the finest work of fiction written in the 20th century?Published in 1922 by Sylvia Beach of Shakespeare and Company, a famous bookshop in Paris, the novel was quickly banned in England and America...

    Ezra Pound called Ulysses a “super novel” while French novelist Valery Larbaud, who gave the...

  • Arundhati Roy releases first novel in 20 years

    NEW DELHI: Arundhati Roy’s eagerly-awaited second novel went on sale on Tuesday, two decades after her prize-winning debut “The God of Small Things” propelled her to global fame and launched her career as an outspoken critic of injustice in her native India...

    Her campaigning earned her the wrath of many in the Indian establishment and has clearly influenced her latest novel “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness”, which she has said took...

  • LITBUZZ: ‘GLORIOUS AND UNUSUAL NOVEL’ WINS WALTER SCOTT PRIZE

    The Walter Scott prize is awarded annually at the Borders book festival to the best United Kingdom, Irish and Commonwealth novel set in a period at least 60 years ago...

    The prize was founded in memory of Walter Scott who has been credited as the inventor of historical fiction with his novel Waverly, published in 1814...

  • Risk, a novel by German author, launched

    KARACHI: A novel titled Risk by German author Steffen Kopetzky was launched in one of the post-lunch sessions at the 7th Karachi Literature Festival on Saturday evening...

    He said he’d met Hanif four or five times in nine years, but apart from the personal connection it was his novel A Case of Exploding Mangoes that attracted him to the Pakistani author...

  • Hollywood star Ethan Hawke’s third novel is a ‘parable for all ages’

    Now the actor and writer Ethan Hawke is due to provide his own take on chivalry in a forthcoming novel, Rules for a Knight, which his publisher is calling “a parable for all ages [with] the appeal of an Arthurian legend and the economy of Aesop”...

    Due for publication in November, Hawke’s third novel will be set in 1483, as “Sir Thomas Lemuel Hawke, a Cornish knight, is about to ride into battle”, said publisher Hutchinson, which has...

  • REVIEW: The art of grief: How to be Both (NOVEL) By Ali Smith

    In her audaciously inventive novel, How to be Both, Scottish writer Ali Smith, does, I think, the same...

    The first half of the novel is about George, a highly intelligent and imaginative teenage girl living in Cambridge with her father and younger brother, mourning in an intriguing variety of ways the recent death of her journalist/thinker/activist mother...

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