Literature

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    Opening day draws huge crowd

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 05:15pm on November 17, 2016

    The opening day of Dhaka Lit Fest, now in its sixth year, drew a motley collection of people including writers, teachers, students and cultural and...

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    Dhaka Lit Fest begins today

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 05:45pm on November 16, 2016

    Dhaka Lit Fest, the biggest English language literature festival in the country, begins this morning at...

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    Single sentence novel wins Goldsmiths Prize

    | Updated at 02:42pm on November 10, 2016

    A novel written in a single unbroken sentence has won the Goldsmiths Prize 2016. Solar Bones by Mike McCormack was named the winner of the...

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    American Paul Beatty's race satire wins Man Booker Prize

    Reuters | Updated at 11:12am on October 26, 2016

    Paul Beatty was on Tuesday named as the first American to win the prestigious Man Booker fiction prize, for ‘The Sellout’, a biting satire on...

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    Nobel committee member finds Dylan's silence 'impolite and arrogant'

    BBC | Updated at 11:06am on October 23, 2016

    Bob Dylan's failure to acknowledge his Nobel Prize in literature is ‘impolite and arrogant’, according to a member of the body that awards it. The...

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    Rudra Mohammad Shahidullah remembered

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 06:21pm on October 17, 2016

    Eminent poet Rudra Mohammad Shahidullah was recalled through talks and presentations of his songs and poems at the Begum Sufia Kamal Auditorium of...

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    Two win Syed Waliullah literary award

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 06:05pm on October 17, 2016

    Two expatriate writers – Shahmim Azad and Nazmun Nesa Piari – won this year’s Syed Waliullah Literary...

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    Nat’l museum recalls Syed Shamsul Haq

    Staff correspondent | Updated at 04:35pm on October 15, 2016

    Bangladesh National Museum organised a programme to commemorate the recently demised poet-playwright Syed Shamsul Haq at the Begum Sufia Kamal Auditorium on Saturday...

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    Prince Charles launches National Poetry Day with Heaney poem

    BBC | Updated at 02:13pm on October 06, 2016

    The Prince of Wales has been heard reading Seamus Heaney's poem The Shipping Forecast poem to mark...

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