Titled Nineteen Steps, the historical novel is hugely inspired by Brown's family history during World War II, particularly her grandmother, Ruth, who survived the Bethnal Green tube station disaster in the 1940s, according to a report of Collider.

Novel Swapnabhumi launched on Friday

January 15, 2023 08:20 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: The novel ‘Swapnabhumi’ by Dr Tulasi Acharya, which tells the story of a young man who reached the USA to live the American dream, was launched amidst a special function in Kathmandu on Friday.

Novels that may hurt you a little

May 27, 2022 16:51 pm

These are a collection of novels that you may want to read if you want a piercing in your heart. They are quite heartbreaking, with the themes of personal growth, loss of innocence, and mending of relationships being portrayed. In each novel, we follow the protagonist and their journey through life, even if it doesn't necessarily end in a happy way. They are all beautifully written, exploring different situations in life that individuals have to overcome.

An highly-anticipated adaptation of Irish author Sally Rooney's debut novel "Conversation with Friends" premieres this weekend, following in the footsteps of her book-turned-television hit "Normal People". Alison Oliver and Sasha Lane star as ex-girlfriends and now best friends Frances and Bobbi, who meet older married couple Melissa and Nick, played by Jemima Kirke and Joe Alwyn, during a Dublin poetry night. The story follows their different relationships as their lives become intertwined. Reuters spoke to the actors about the series, which premieres on the BBC and Hulu on May 15, and pleasing fans of the book.

Review: Mochan, more than emancipation

November 10, 2021 17:29 pm

A rising poet cum novelist in Nepali literary arena Dr Tulasi Acharya's novel "Mochan "is the talk of town. “Mochan” is Acharya’s first novel in the Nepali language, and it has already grabbed the reader’s attention.

Dr Tulsi Acharya's novel 'Mochan' has been made public. Renowned author and editor Rajan Mukarung, critic and poet Mahesh Poudyal, Professor Gyanu Adhikari and journalist Tikaram Yatri jointly unveiled the novel at the Nepal Academy Hall, Kamaladi.

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.

An interesting story

January 3, 2020 13:25 pm

Numbers, a science fiction novel by Rachel Ward, was a whole lot better than I expected it to be. I was captivated by the first chapter, which gave me a slight hint that the novel deals with a teenager’s inability to fit into the society. The plot turned out to be quite thrilling and fast paced. The character development was also good and the element of romance that Ward had chosen to add kept the story interesting.

A movie based on a controversial and best-selling novel that chronicled the everyday sexism faced by women topped South Korea’s box office this week, reigniting a national debate over women’s roles in an historically male-dominated society.

JD Salinger thought of including his generation’s idea of a trigger alert as he worked on ‘The Catcher in the Rye.’ In an early draft of the 1951 novel, narrator Holden Caulfield warns that the story will include “quite a bit of swearing and sex stuff.”

An enthralling read

September 27, 2019 10:22 am

The Vegetarian, a novel written by South Korean writer Han Kang, was published in 2007. Its English translation, however, was made available only in 2015, following which it has managed to make a big global impact. The novel is actually based on a short story Kang had written back in 1997 called ‘The Fruit of My Woman’. The novel follows the story of a part-time graphic artist and homemaker Yeong-hye whose life takes a drastic and dramatic turn after a nightmare results in her becoming a vegetarian.

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ first novel, “The Water Dancer,” has been a long and eventful journey.

Litterateur Sanjeev Uprety’s new novel ‘Hans’ is all set to get released on September 28 as per a press statement issued by Book-Hill Publication. After his notable first novel ‘Ghanchakkar’ that was published 12 years ago, he has come up with ‘Hans’.

Indian writer, Chuden Kabimo launched a novel titled ‘Faatsung’ amid a special event organized on Friday in Kathmandu.

At the very outset, and seemingly offhand, I extract the very first paragraph from Mr. Louis Menand’s latest essay in The New Yorker, of December 10, 2018, which opens in this way:

First look of ‘Summer Love’ launched

November 14, 2018 10:07 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: The first look of Nepali movie ‘Summer Love’ was launched recently. A poster of the film features various well known faces of K-Town including Suraj Singh Thakuri, Namrata Sapkota, Ashish Piya and Rewati Chhetri.

Model, show host, and playwright Shivani Singh Tharu launched her novel entitled ‘Kathmanduma Ek Din’ amid a special event organized in the premises of Russian Culture Center, Kamalpokhari on Tuesday.

In a breakthrough, scientists have created novel protein mats that can soak up and trap chemical pollution. Despite years of effort to stabilise proteins outside of their native environments, scientists have made limited progress in combining proteins with synthetic components without compromising protein activity.

Novel interactive app to improve sleep

November 3, 2016 09:36 am

Taking sleep monitoring one step further, researchers are developing an interactive app that uses sleep analytics to generate personalized recommendations to improve sleep of users.

Subin Bhattarai releases new novel Monsoon

September 25, 2016 17:50 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Best selling Nepali author Subin Bhattarai has released his new novel ‘Monsoon’ on Saturday. Bhattarai jointly released the book with singer Pramod Kharel at Nepal Academy in Kamaladi.