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POSTED BY Buzz ON Apr 17, 2014 AT 23:59 IST ,  Edited At: Apr 17, 2014 23:58 IST

Do you have a favourite Marquez quote? Share it with us in the comments section.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Apr 17, 2014 AT 23:59 IST, Edited At: Apr 17, 2014 23:58 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Apr 17, 2014 AT 23:58 IST ,  Edited At: Apr 17, 2014 23:58 IST

Persistent rumours about Gabriel Garcia Marquez's failing health.had been around ever since he was treated for lymphatic cancer in the summer of 1999.

These rumours were seemingly confirmed when a "poem" titled "La Marioneta" or "The Puppet" bearing his name appeared in the Peruvian daily La Republica on May 29, 2000. 

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Apr 17, 2014 AT 23:58 IST, Edited At: Apr 17, 2014 23:58 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Apr 15, 2014 AT 23:36 IST ,  Edited At: Apr 15, 2014 23:36 IST

Bangalore-born Vijay Seshadri, who moved to America at the age of five in 1959, has won the 2014 Pulitzer prize for poetry for his collection of poems 3 Sections (Graywolf Press), which was described by the jury as "a compelling collection of poems that examine human consciousness, from birth to dementia, in a voice that is by turns witty and grave, compassionate and remorseless."

Seshadri has received grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, and has been awarded the Paris Review's Bernard F. Conners Long Poem Prize and the MacDowell Colony's Fellowship for Distinguished Poetic Achievement.

He holds an A.B. degree from Oberlin College and an M.F.A. from Columbia University. He currently teaches poetry and nonfiction writing at Sarah Lawrence College, and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Apr 03, 2013 AT 21:41 IST ,  Edited At: Apr 03, 2013 21:41 IST

 

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, a Booker prize-winning novelist and two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter, best known for her long collaboration with Merchant Ivory Productions, died today at her home in New York City. 

She had a pulmonary disorder, said James Ivory, the film director who had worked with her since the early 1960s.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Apr 03, 2013 AT 21:41 IST, Edited At: Apr 03, 2013 21:41 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Mar 22, 2013 AT 23:37 IST ,  Edited At: Mar 22, 2013 23:37 IST

Goblinproofing One's Chicken Coop, by Reginald Bakeley, has been named as the winner of Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year. The book, was published by Conari Press, with a foreword by its US editor Clint Marsh.

"On behalf of Reginald Bakeley and Conari Press, I am honoured to accept this award. The Diagram Prize celebrates the playfulness that is at the heart of much of the world's best book publishing. Thank you to everyone who voted and allowed Goblinproofing to join the distinguished list of Diagram winners. Reginald and I take this as a clear sign that people have had enough of goblins in their chicken coops. Our campaign against the fairy kingdom continues," Marsh said.

Although the winner receives no prize attention, the nominator of the title, Deep Books' marketing manager Alan Ritchie, will receive a bottle of wine.

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