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How much space do ‘I’ have in stories, poetry and cinema?

Thiruvananthapuram: The third edition of Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters ..

Sugathakumari bags V A Kesavan Memorial Award
From Kerala cricket to judicial system, MBIFL offers various topics for discussion
Cover of 'A Secret History of Compassion'
Sex, Stalin, Satire, Satan and Jesus
Margaret Busby, Lemn Sissay

Booker Prize jury members to take part in Mathrubhumi Festival of Letters

Thiruvananthapuram: The jury members of the prestigious Booker Prize will also be part of the third edition of Mathrubhumi International ..

Book of the Year

Mathrubhumi Book of the Year Award 2020: Prominent writers feature in longlist

Mathrubhumi Book of the Year Award has announced the long-list of 16 novels, which include an eclectic mix of writing and genres in ..

Balachandran Chullikkad

Balachandran Chullikkad becomes emotional while reciting Edasseri’s poem

Kannur: When a poet recited the lines penned by another great poet, its theme that goes well with the contemporary context touched ..

Sreekumaran Thampi

Poet-lyricist Sreekumaran Thampi bags Thakazhi Award

Alappuzha: Poet-lyricist Sreekumaran Thampi has been selected for this year’s Thakazhi Award instituted by Thakazhi Memorial ..


2019 - Roller coaster ride for publishers

New Delhi: It was a roller-coaster ride for publishers in 2019, thanks mainly to the after-effects of demonetisation, GST, the import ..

santhosh echikkanam

Santhosh Echikkanam bags Padmaprabha Literary Award 2019

Kalpetta (Wayanad): Noted short story writer and screenwriter Santhosh Echikkanam has been selected for this year’s Padmaprabha ..

Vishuppathipp 2020

Mathrubhumi Weekly Vishu Special Edition literary competition for college students

With the intention of filtering out the talented youth in regular, parallel and professional colleges, Mathrubhumi Weekly is resuming ..


Keralite translates 175 stories by Madhavikutty into Kannada

Kozhikode: A Malayali writer took a different step to convey respect and admiration for his favourite author Madhavikutty by translating ..

Shashi Tharoor and V. Madhusoodanan Nair

V Madhusoodanan Nair, Shashi Tharoor bag Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award

New Delhi: Poet V Madhusoodanan Nair has been selected for this year’s Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award in Malayalam category for ..

UA Khader

U A Khader bags Mathrubhumi Literary Award 2019

Kozhikode: Renowned short story writer and novelist U A Khader has been selected for this year’s Mathrubhumi Literary Award. ..

Urdu author Mujtaba Hussain

Urdu writer Mujtaba Hussain decides to return Padma Shri

Hyderabad: Amid nationwide protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act, city-based Urdu writer Mujtaba Hussain has decided to return ..

Book Farm

Snack on books, have a cup of coffee at this modern library

Malappuram: Booklovers have a whole new world to explore at ‘Book Farm’ here at Kunnummal. Readers can devour a wide range ..

Aparna Jain

"Boys Will Be Boys" - Now, author Aparna Jain focuses on men who broke the mould

New Delhi: Aparna Jain is not only a certified Integral Master Coach but has also authored two female-centric books - one that takes ..

subhash chandran and k rekha

After 25 years, Mathrubhumi Vishu Special Edition literary competition winners meet again

Kollam: Two eminent writers who won the first and second prize in Mathrubhumi Weekly Vishu Special Edition literary competition in ..


Kochi International Book Festival lures readers with books in 7 languages

Kochi: Luring book lovers, the latest edition of Kochi International Book Festival is progressing at Ernakulathappan Ground here. There ..

mathrubhumi study circle

Poet Satchidanandan to inaugurate Mathrubhumi literary camp on Friday

Kozhikode: The state literary camp organised by Mathrubhumi Study Circle for college students will start on Friday. The camp will be ..


End of an error: Full stop for UK apostrophe society

London: Britain's Apostrophe Protection Society is closing down, its founder has announced, saying it had sadly lost the fight ..

Rafeeq Ahammed

Poet-lyricist Rafeeq Ahammed wins Swathi-Ayyappa Panicker Literary Award

Thiruvananthapuram: Poet-lyricist Rafeeq Ahammed has been selected for this year’s Swathi-Ayyappa Panicker Literary Award, instituted ..


Writer GR Indugopan bags KA Kodungallur Memorial Story Award

Kochi: Writer G R Indugopan bagged K A Kodungallur Memorial Story Award for his story titled ‘Padinjare Kollam, Chorakkalam’ ..

Black warrant

'Black Warrant': A compilation of unheard stories of Tihar

New Delhi: Sunil Gupta, who retired as law officer of Tihar Jail in 2016, has penned down unheard stories of the prison in his book ..

Hemant Karkare

11 years after Mumbai terror attack, Hemant Karkare’s daughter pens memoir on dad's life

The abiding image of Hemant Karkare is of the Maharashtra ATF chief donning a flak jacket moment after the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks ..

Kumaran Asan

Kumaran Asan’s books to be available in digital format on Sahitya Akademi website

Kerala Sahitya Akademi is all set to bring the digital version of all literary works penned by Kumaran Asan, one of the Triumvirate ..


Children’s fiction writer Khyrunnisa in ‘Mathrubhumi Books’ on Nov 18

Kozhikode: Khyrunnisa A, the prize-winning author of children’s fiction, who created the iconic comic character ‘Butterfingers’ ..

Francis Norona

Francis Norona’s ‘Thottappan’ bags T V Kochubava Literary Award

Noted Malayalam author Francis Norona’s story ‘Thottappan’ has been selected for this year’s T. V. Kochubava ..

Subhash Chandran

How Subhash Chandran traced out fan who read his book in a crowded train

Writer Subhash Chandran shared a post on Facebook about how he finally traced out an anonymous reader who was seen reading a book of ..


Travelogue by MV Shreyams Kumar to be released at TVM

A collection of over 35 travelogues titled ‘Yathra Parayathe’ penned by Mathrubhumi Joint Managing Director M. V. Shreyams ..

Ruskin Bond

Ruskin Bond's stories to come alive as audio books in his own voice

New Delhi: Celebrated writer Ruskin Bond's beloved stories will find a new lease of life in the form of audio books, and that too ..

gomathi amma

Descendant of Kovalam poets Gomathi Amma passes away

Thiruvananthapuram: Descendant of Kovalam poets Gomathi Amma of Avaduthara passed away. She was 87. She is mother of Kovalam Radhakrishnan, ..


Unni R, VR Sudheesh, GR Indugopan, E Sandhya share Edasseri Award

Thrissur: This year’s Edasseri Award will be shared between four writers. Unni R., V. R. Sudheesh, G. R. Indugopan and E. Sandhya ..

T Padmanabhan

Author T Padmanabhan bags Balamani Amma Award

Kochi: Writer T. Padmanabhan has been selected for this year’s Balamani Amma Award instituted by Kochi International Book Festival ..

Nabaneeta Dev Sen

Sahitya Akademi awardee Nabaneeta Dev Sen passes away

Kolkata: Sahitya Akademi awardee writer Nabaneeta Dev Sen died at her south Kolkata residence on Thursday after battling cancer, ..

Aatish Taseer

Writer Aatish Taseer stands to lose OCI card for concealing father’s Pak origin

New Delhi: British-born writer Aatish Ali Taseer stands to lose the Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card as he allegedly concealed ..

Madhuri Vijay

JCB Prize winner Madhuri Vijay shortlisted for Rs 17 lakh worth DSC lit prize

London: Bengaluru-born Hawaii-based debutant author Madhuri Vijay, who has just been crowned with the Rs 25 lakh JCB Prize for Literature, ..

Anita Nair

World cannot be transformed through writing: Anita Nair

Sharjah: Indian English writer Anita Nair opined that she does not believe writing can transform the world. All writers are confronted ..

Madhuri Vijay

Madhuri Vijay wins Rs 25 lakh worth JCB Prize for Literature 2019

Jaipur: Debutant author Madhuri Vijay was on Saturday named the winner of the Rs 25 lakh JCB Prize for Literature, India's richest, ..

M. N. Karassery

M N Karassery bags Pravasa Kairali Literary Award

Writer-orator Dr. M. N. Karassery’s collection of literary articles titled ‘Thiranjedutha Sahithya Lekhanangal’ has ..

Rajasree R novel

1st edition sold out before release; Rajasree’s novel to be released on Nov 1 in Kozhikode

The novel ‘Kalyaniyennum Dakshayaniyennum Peraya Randu Sthreekalude Katha’ written by Dr. R. Rajasree was already popular ..

Women in Masjid

New book questions why 'tacit ban' prevents women from entering mosques

The book ‘Women in Masjid - A Quest for Justice’ penned by Ziya Us Salaam asks a fundamental question: Prophet Muhammed ..

Mananthavadi north Indians learning malayalam

Migrant labourers learn Malayalam with the help of native tutors

Mananthavadi (Wayanad): Migrant labourers from northern states are flocking to Kerala for daily wage works. Language barrier is one ..


Writer Karunakaran bags O V Vijayan Literary Award

Writer Karunakaran’s novel ‘Yuvavayirunna Onpathu Varsham’ has been selected for this year’s O. V. Vijayan ..

Ajay P Mangattu

Within 3 months of publishing, 10th edition of ‘Soosannayude Grandhappura’ to be out

Kozhikode: ‘Soosannayude Grandhappura’ is the debut novel of journalist and literary critic Ajay P. Mangad. The critically ..

Innocent and Sathyan Anthikkad

Sathyan Anthikkad played this trick to make Innocent act in 'Manassinakkare'

“Chirikku Pinnil” is a memoir written by actor Innocent about his experiences in the film industry. The book is written ..

Ignited comic

Former Marvel, DC writers pen superhero comics to address mass shootings

Los Angeles: Two US authors have found a novel way to address the mass shootings that regularly plunge their country into mourning ..

mathrubhumi book of the year award

Mathrubhumi institutes ‘Book of the Year’ award for best work in Indian literature

New Delhi: In order to motivate writers and publishers, ‘Mathrubhumi’ has taken a new step by instituting ‘Mathrubhumi ..