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Reading in lockdown period can be an offence too; learn how

Kottakkal: Many people have returned to the habit of reading during the lockdown ..

Good news for kids during lockdown; Amazon offers audible stories for free!
E Harikumar
Writer E Harikumar passes away
Book supply for quarantined people
Ready to fight COVID-19; library council supplies books to quarantined people
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Poet Ezhacherry Ramachandran bags I V Das Award of State Library Council

Thiruvananthapuram: The State Library Council has announced various awards. Poet Ezhacherry Ramachandran will be presented I V Das ..


Dry Fasting can empower the body, nourish the soul

New Delhi: In the olden days, people ate early because there was hardly any light after sunset. Their next meal would only be after ..

Jawed Habib

"Attitude Is Everything" - Story of how a hairstylist gained hair raising profit

The book “Attitude Is Everything - Achieving Hair Raising Profits in Business” authored by Jawed Habib and published by ..


Veteran poet Akkitham bags 2020 Puthoor Award

Thrissur: Poet Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri was selected for this year’s Puthoor Award instituted by Unnikrishnan Puthoor ..


The story of how ‘spices’ added taste to Kerala cuisine

The book “Eating with History - Ancient Trade-Influenced Cuisines of Kerala” authored by Tanya Abraham and published by ..

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Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line: Solving the mystery of missing children

A nine-year old amateur detective and his young team try to solve the mystery of children going missing from their sprawling basti ..

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When one teargas shell quelled a 3,000-strong mob

The sight of a mellow dawn breaking over the city's ghat's or the light of a thousand diyas brightening the Ganga river at ..

Sybil Wettasinghe

Sri Lankan book gets Guinness record for most number of alternate endings

Colombo: A Sri Lankan book has achieved a world record for the most number of alternate endings, a media report said. The book "Wonder ..

Santhosh Echikkanam receiving Padmaprabha Award

Padmaprabha Award presented to Santhosh Echikkanam

Kalpetta: In the presence of eminent young writers and a book-loving audience, writer Santhosh Echikkanam received Padmaprabha Literary ..


Santhosh Echikkanam to receive Padmaprabha Literary Award on Wednesday

Kalpetta: Noted young writer Santhosh Echikkanam will be presented with Padmaprabha Literary Award at Krishna Gowder Hall in Puliyarmala ..

MBIFL speakers

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

Thiruvananthapuram: The third edition of Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters (MBIFL 2020) to be held at Kanakakkunnu here ..


Sugathakumari bags V A Kesavan Memorial Award

Thrissur: Poet Sugathakumari bagged this year’s V A Kesavan Memorial Award instituted by Tomyas Advertising. The award comprises ..


From Kerala cricket to judicial system, MBIFL offers various topics for discussion

Thiruvananthapuram: Quite a number of relevant topics will be subjected to discussions at the third edition of Mathrubhumi International ..

Cover of 'A Secret History of Compassion'

Sex, Stalin, Satire, Satan and Jesus

'A Secret History Of Compassion' is a mind-blowing read illuminated by the amazing creative energy and craft of Paul Zacharia, ..

Shobhaa De

I don't prejudge books based on author's gender: Shobhaa De

Kolkata: Novelist Shobhaa De has said she does not prejudge books based on the gender of the author. The 'Starry Nights' author, ..

N Prabhakaran

N Prabhakaran bags 17th Crossword Book Award

Mumbai: Malayali writer N Prabhakaran bagged 17th Crossword Book Award for the English translation of his work ‘Diary of a Malayali ..

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 ..

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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 ..


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 ..

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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 ..

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 ..