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Alison Lurie, prize winning novelist, dead at 94

Alison Lurie, prize winning novelist, dead at 94

- by Associated Press

Alison Lurie, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist whose satirical and cerebral tales of love and academia included the marital saga “The War Between the Tates” and the comedy of Americans abroad “Foreign Affairs,” died Thursday at age 94.

Obama memoir sells a record 1.7 million copies in first week

Obama memoir sells a record 1.7 million copies in first week

- by Associated Press

Former President Barack Obama’s “A Promised Land” sold more than 1.7 million copies in North America in its first week, roughly equal to the combined first week sales of memoirs by his two immediate predecessors and among the highest ever for a nonfiction book.

Matrika Prasad Koirala’s ‘Koshiko Katha’ relaunched

Matrika Prasad Koirala’s ‘Koshiko Katha’ relaunched

- by Republica

Nepalaya has republished Matrika Prasad Koirala’s ‘Koshiko Katha’, an anthology of essays, as a part of Nepalaya Classics for 2020. According to a press statement released by Nepalaya the book was published initially in 1990 by Prativa Puraskar Pratisthan, Biratnagar but had been out of print for many years now.

Madan Puraskar felicitation ceremony held virtually

Madan Puraskar felicitation ceremony held virtually

- by Republica

The Madan Puraskar Guthi organized a virtual ‘Madan Puraskar and Jagdambashree Puraskar Ceremony’ on Sunday. The annual award ceremony has been completed online for the first time. The Guthi broadcasted the ceremony live online, due to the pandemic.

'Kids Insider' fortnightly newspaper releasing soon

'Kids Insider' fortnightly newspaper releasing soon

To bring about a change in reading habits of children by incorporating informative and fun activities, the duo Samanta Satyal and Ayushma Nepal is going to launch Kids Insider, a fortnightly English newspaper for children.

Margaret Atwood honored with Dayton Literary Peace Prize

Margaret Atwood honored with Dayton Literary Peace Prize

- by Associated Press

Margaret Atwood, whose sweeping body of work includes “The Handmaid’s Tale,” a depiction of a nightmarish totalitarian future for the United States, is this year’s winner of a lifetime achievement award that celebrates literature’s power to foster peace, social justice and global understanding.

Sarala Gautam’s ‘Dumero’ Launched

Sarala Gautam’s ‘Dumero’ Launched

- by Republica

Sarala Gautam’s novel ‘Dumero’ has been released. The novel is a coming-of-age story of a small-town girl, trying to find identity and voice in the larger world.

Book delayed by lockdown hits the stands

Book delayed by lockdown hits the stands

- by Republica

“Parityekta” is a work of fiction, written in the first person’s stream-of-consciousness narrative. The story unravels the internal landscape of a woman, who branching out into many roles of daughter, beloved, wife and mother, nevertheless constantly stumbles upon the well of loneliness from which the sense of abandonment springs perennially.