literature

October 3, 2021
October 3, 2021

Abul Mansur Ahmad Smriti Parishad holds creative writing and research workshop

The Abul Mansur Ahmad Smriti Parishad held the award giving ceremony for its fourth annual essay competition, commemorating journalist, author, historian, and politician Abul Mansur Ahmad, yesterday at 4 pm at The Daily Star Center. A day-long workshop on creative writing, editing, and research accompanied the programme. 

September 23, 2021
September 23, 2021

Cosy comedy-drama ‘The Chair’ does right and wrong by English departments

Netflix’s new comedy-drama, The Chair (2021), should fit right up the alley of any and possibly every lit major or graduate.

September 8, 2021
September 8, 2021

JCB Prize for Literature announces 2021 longlist

The annual competition, which has been hailed as “India's most valuable literature prize”, offers INR 2,500,000 (USD 35,000) to its winner for distinguished work of fiction by an Indian writer working in or translated to English.

August 27, 2021
August 27, 2021

Nazrul, Rabindranath, and Their Admiration for Each Other

Today is the 45th death anniversary of the younger of the two icons.

July 9, 2021
July 9, 2021

Why Do We Still Swoon Over Mr. Darcy?

Fitzwilliam Darcy. You know who we are talking about.

September 5, 2016
September 5, 2016

Freeing literature from a colonial mindset

Unless we pace up a little bit [in Literature], we are going to end up as a nation which will always be the “other” even with all our so-called anti-colonial enterprises and outward, and hence superficial, manifestations of mere West-resisting-whim.

April 17, 2016
April 17, 2016

Syed Shamsul Haque ill, taken to London

Celebrated poet, dramatist and novelist Syed Shamsul Haque was taken to London for treatment on Friday as he has been suffering from critical lung disease.

November 9, 2015
November 9, 2015

The Real Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh is one of the best-known characters in children's literature, and the inspiration is in fact a female bear from Winnipeg in Canada.

July 19, 2015
July 19, 2015

3rd death anniv of Humayun Ahmed observed

The third death anniversary of prolific author, dramatist, screenwriter, playwright and filmmaker Humayun Ahmed, who mesmerised his fans with his strong works for four decades, is observed amid unabated downfall all the day.

February 16, 2015
February 16, 2015

Interview: Anisul Hoque

Tamanna Khan of The Daily Star interviews Anisul Hoque, an eminent Bangladeshi author.

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