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Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Hot off the Oven

On the Queen's New Year's Honours List, novelist, screenwriter, essayist and film-maker, Hanif Kureishi who first helped pioneer South Asian fiction into arresting realms on the global platform, receives a CBE for his services to literature and drama. Meanwhile, Britain's beloved children's author, Jacqueline Wilson is made a dame. Catch more information here.


A former home belonging to the late Pulitzer Prize winning poet Robert Frost (pictured left) in Vermont, USA, has been badly vandalised with furniture burnt and dozens of items destroyed. Police suspect the crime to lie in the hands of a wild underaged drinking party. Read more here
(CNN News 1 day ago)
HarperCollins is now reportedly rushing out a book by former Pakistani Prime Minister, the late Benazir Bhutto, according to her literary agent, the famed New Yorker, Andrew Wylie. Wylie who also represents Salman Rushdie, says the deal was sealed just a week before she was killed. The book was originally scheduled to be released next spring. You may read more here.

Credit for picture of Hanif Kureishi is CiFGuardianUK
Credit for picture of Robert Frost is America's Library
Credit for picture of Benazir Bhutto is BBC News
Credit for picture of Andrew Wylie is Guardian UK

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