Literature

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    Ida wins top Spanish literary award

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 12:00am on November 17, 2018

    Uruguayan poet Ida Vitale, 95, on Thursday won the Cervantes Prize, the most prestigious literary award in the Spanish-speaking world, Spain’s Culture Minister Jose Guirao...

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    After Gabo book purge, Kuwait bans Dostoyevsky

    Agence France-Presse . Kuwait City | Updated at 12:00am on November 16, 2018

    Kuwaiti authorities have banned a book by Russian literary giant Fyodor Dostoyevsky, one of nearly 1,000 titles blacklisted at a festival which opened Wednesday in...

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    Humayun’s portrayal of middle class analysed

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on November 15, 2018

    Humayun Ahmed portrayed the middle class with all their nuances in his novels and stories, said speakers at a seminar on the late eminent writer...

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    Humayun Ahmed’s birth anniv today

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on November 13, 2018

    Today marks the 70th anniversary of birth of the late eminent author-dramatist-filmmaker Humayun Ahmed....

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    Humayun Ahmed literary award handed over

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on November 13, 2018

    The EXIM Bank-Anyadin Humayun Ahmed Literary Award 2018 was handed over to Rizia Rahman and Fatima Rumi in two categories at a programme held at...

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    I write for myself: Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 05:52pm on November 11, 2018

    Dhaka audience enjoyed talks by famous Indian Bengali writer Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay on the concluding day of Dhaka Lit Fest on Saturday at...

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    Curtain falls on Dhaka Lit Fest

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 05:50pm on November 11, 2018

    The eighth edition of Dhaka Lit Fest ended with reaffirmation of its commitment to literature and arts on Saturday at Bangla Academy....

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    Dhaka Lit Fest: Women issues in focus

    Monwarul Islam | Updated at 07:37pm on November 10, 2018

    Besides major and engaging issues like literature, history and politics, the eighth edition of Dhaka Lit Fest focused intensively on women issues covering...

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    Good men do bad things: Cheryl on healing, truth, #MeToo

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 02:34pm on November 10, 2018

    Bestselling author Cheryl Strayed, whose memoir ‘Wild’ was turned into an Oscar-nominated film about her recovery from trauma, says listening more is key to healing...

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    Poetry recitation held at Shilpakala

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on November 10, 2018

    Leading recitation artistes presented poems penned by renowned poets at a programme held on Thursday at Music and Dance Centre of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy....

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