books

February 4, 2023
February 4, 2023

Hopes, disappointments and this year’s Ekushey Boi Mela

"I don’t believe that we will get redress from the government in this matter. The only way out is a total reform of the state": Altaf Parvez, writer and researcher.

February 4, 2023
February 4, 2023

The world of Colleen Hoover does not warrant celebration

Depiction of such problematic forms of ‘romance’ and relationships surely distort the judgement of readers regarding love and romance.

February 3, 2023
February 3, 2023

Book adaptations to look forward to in 2023

The live-action rock series follows the rise of a rock band through the 1970s Los Angeles music scene as they embark on a quest for worldwide fame.

February 2, 2023
February 2, 2023

First impressions of “Source?” – the first official Bangladeshi manga

Fournetsha Bangladesh Limited launched “Source?” – the first manga magazine in Bangladesh.

February 2, 2023
February 2, 2023

Song of the Sky: Nonfiction inspired by Joyce

The dance of the tongue is just as beautiful as the word itself. Effulgent wind, effulgent rain of twilight moon, effulgent sky.

February 2, 2023
February 2, 2023

Surviving in a stagnant industry: What are emerging publishers doing differently?

Preexisting publishers are struggling to sustain in the market since the Covid-19 and the recent rise in paper prices. How are smaller and emerging publishers faring? 

February 1, 2023
February 1, 2023

Amar Ekushey Boi Mela: An essence of Bengali excellence

This celebration of the Language Movement which happens in the Boi Mela allows the ideas associated with it to be passed down from one generation to another. Boi Mela has become a focal point for the discussions surrounding the Language Movement. 

February 1, 2023
February 1, 2023

Horror, mystery, and adventures shape Shah Alam Shazu’s 52nd book

Char Goyenda Mohabipode, the 52nd book by author and journalist, Shah Alam Shazu, is being published in this year’s Ekushey Boi Mela by Anannya. The book consists of five stories whose themes mainly centre around detectives, horror, mystery and adventure. 

January 27, 2023
January 27, 2023

The Russian novelist who predicted a nuclear apocalypse

Dmitry Glukhovsky says sales of his books depicting life in the Moscow Metro after a nuclear apocalypse have been booming since Russia put him on a "wanted" list for opposing the war in Ukraine and he was forced to flee abroad.

January 26, 2023
January 26, 2023

Family of feelings: Iffat Nawaz's 'Shurjo's Clan'

Part memoir, part magical realism, this is a story about identity and the idea of home.