Literature

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    New Houellebecq novel already bestseller

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on January 13, 2019

    ‘Serotonin’, the new novel by France’s ageing literary enfant terrible Michel Houellebecq, is already a bestseller, less than a week after it was published....

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    Tintin marks 90th birthday with colonial controversy

    Reuters . Brussels | Updated at 12:00am on January 12, 2019

    Tintin will mark his 90th birthday this year with a return to controversy as his Belgian creator’s heirs release a new edition of ‘Tintin in...

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    33rd National Poetry Festival begins Feb 1

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 12, 2019

    Jatiya Kabita Parishad will hold its annual National Poetry Festival at Dhaka University’s Central Library on February 1 and 2....

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    Weeklong Madhu Mela in Jashore from Jan 22

    United News of Bangladesh . Jashore | Updated at 12:00am on January 10, 2019

    The weeklong Madhu Mela, an annual festival marking the birth anniversary of the pioneer of Bengali sonnet poet Michael Madhusudan Dutta, will begin at his...

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    Mobile fair on independence war books at JU

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 06:06pm on January 08, 2019

    A mobile book fair on books on the war of independence is being held in Jahangirnagar University on Tuesday. Shraban Prakashani and online portal on...

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    Ananya Literary Award conferred

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 07, 2019

    Ananya Literary Award 1425 was handed over to writer Akimun Rahman at an awards programme held on Saturday at Sufia Kamal Auditorium of Bangladesh National...

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    Poems addressing women’s issues presented

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 06, 2019

    Five women artistes of recitation organisation Muktabak entertained the audience reciting poems of different leading poets addressing women’s issues at a programme held on Friday...

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    Nirmalendu Goon to receive Jasimuddin lit award

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 02, 2019

    Eminent poet Nirmalendu Goon has been named the first recipient of Kobi Jasimuddin Sahitya Puraskar for his contribution to contemporary Bengali poetry.Bangla Academy, which has...

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    Ananya literary award goes to Akimun

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:09pm on January 01, 2019

    The Ananya Sahitya Puraskar 1425 goes to writer Akimun Rahman, the fortnightly Ananya announced it on Tuesday. This award will be handed over to her...

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    Jasimuddin’s 116th birth anniv today

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 01, 2019

    The 116th birth anniversary of Jasimuddin will be celebrated today across the country.Different socio-cultural organisations will pay tribute to the poet placing floral wreaths on...

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