Italian man steals unpublished books by award-winning authors
The more than 1,000 stolen manuscripts included a work by a Pulitzer Prize-winning author.
‘Border Crossings’ hopes to reconcile diasporic identities
Syed Afzal Hasan Uddin says of first generation immigrants that they—who are already grappling with the duality of their multifaceted identities—were not seen as being Bengali enough by their parents.
‘Khandito Nazrul’: Why he is and should be relevant
The difficulty of translation is one of the reasons why Nazrul is not discussed as extensively as Tagore in the west.
Three literary walks: Nilanjana Roy, Shehan Karunatilaka, Daisy Rockwell
With a Books page you're creating a running history of the ideas and the parallel history or the imagination of a country.
Can we justify censorship in culture?
The panel spoke broadly about censorship, #MeToo movement, mob mentality, cancel culture, JK Rowling, and social media echo chambers.
Books to look forward to in 2023
Here are some of the books that will be hitting the shelves in 2023.
Dhaka Lit Fest 2023: What the agent does for writers and actors
Despite the popularity of TV, cinematic rights come with their drawbacks. While it is thrilling for a novelist to have their work taken up by a production house, sometimes their work ends up in a forgotten corner for a long time.
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Media platforms that critique literature are, therefore, at the heart of the book ecosystem. They shape a book’s public perception and can bolster (or destroy) sales.
Rahman emerged from his grave in the middle of the night. His return from the dead took place in no more than 10 days after his passing away.
Showers and storms give way To a surge of sunlight A fragrance of hope floats in On morning breeze
Day 1 of Dhaka Lit Fest sees crowds, conversations
The first day saw a relaxed yet diverse range of topics covered in the sessions, from South Asian and world history to women’s rights, publishing, Bangla literature and film, and the legacy of BRAC founder Sir Fazle Hasan Abed.
5 new books to start the new year with
Someone has to pay the price when traditions, community beliefs, and environmental issues are unheeded.
Blurry in Berlin: Amit Chaudhuri’s ‘Sojourn’
Amit Chaudhuri is one of our most gifted writers, a Bengali novelist and musician with an accomplished repertoire.
On curating Slam Poetry Nights for Dhaka Lit Fest tomorrow
The most moving part about these poetry sessions is the conversations.
Rifat Munim releases anthology, ‘Bangladesh: A Literary Journey through 50 Short Stories’
The book will be launched at the Dhaka Lit Fest starting Thursday, January 5, where Rifat Munim is also hosting a session.
3 writers to receive IFIC Bank literary recognition
Among them, journalist and writer Mashiul Alam has been selected as the best writer for the IFIC Bank Literary Award 2020. Celebrated poet and researcher Aminul Islam and litterateur Swikrit Noman have been selected as the best writers for the IFIC Bank Literary Award 2021.
'The VIP passes are a form of sponsorship', Dhaka Lit Fest says
Those who are paying for the BDT 10,000 tickets are allowing us to keep the student and general ticket prices at an affordable rate”, said Kazi Anis Ahmed.
A new book revisits guitar legend Niloy Das
Talking about the artist, co-author Milu Aman said, "Although he was admired in the world of music, many generations did not know him. This is our initiative to spread the word about the 'unsung hero' of our music, Niloy Da, and to get to know him a little more.’’
Capturing the war stories of medical professionals
Muktijuddher Chikishsha Itihas captures the stories and struggles of medical professionals during the Liberation War.
The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com
'Never Finished' by David Goggins is number 1 from Nonfiction category and 'Fairy Tale' by Stephen King from Fiction.
The story of this year
I don’t remember when they took it down. We asked the building supervisor, the cleaners, anyone who would listen, but nobody had a clue.
Seek if you must If you believe the truth shall set you free And then? We heal.