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NEW DELHI (REUTERS) - Pulitzer Prize winning author Jhumpa Lahiri won the DSC Prize for South Asian fiction on Thursday, the third straight year a writer of Indian origin has carried off the annual US$50,000 (S$66,000) prize that recognises the region's top literary talent.
NEW DELHI (REUTERS) - Efforts by India's Congress party to block the publication of a "dramatised" biography of its president Sonia Gandhi only stoked interest in the book, said author Javier Moro.
NEW YORK (REUTERS) - James Patterson, already among the world's best-selling authors, plans to shake up the publishing industry with the launch of his new novel, Private Vegas, which will self-destruct within 24 hours.
One of Singapore's most prominent Chinese bookstores, the Grassroots Book Room, reopens officially today under new ownership and in a cosy new space in Bukit Pasoh Road, next to the New Majestic Hotel.
TOKYO(AFP) - Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami has started offering opinions and advice on queries from fans in an online agony uncle column, kicking things off by revealing his fears over hate speech and his own failing eyesight.
LONDON - Crime writer Ruth Rendell, 84, is in a critical but stable condition after suffering a stroke, the BBC reported on Thursday.
A cheeky request for free sketchpads has led Singapore sketch artist Erwin Lian to produce a sketchbook with home-grown bookbinders Bynd Artisan.
LOS ANGELES, (AFP) - Romance novelist Nicholas Sparks, whose bestsellers about everlasting love have been spun into a series of popular Hollywood films, is breaking up with his wife of 25 years.

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